Jurassic Park 4 will 'honour' past movies

'Jurassic Park 4' director Colin Trevorrow insists his new movie will "honour" the previous films in the dinosaur franchise

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'Jurassic Park 4' director Colin Trevorrow wants to "honour" the previous films.

The 'Safety Not Guaranteed' filmmaker is set to helm the long-planned fourth instalment in the dinosaur franchise - which was recently confirmed for release in 2015 - and he insists the new movie will pay respect to the earlier films directed by Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston.

Quizzed whether the movie would be a reboot, he said: "We don't want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honour what came before us."

Although Spielberg gave up the director's chair after helming 1993's original movie and 1997 sequel, 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', he is still heavily involved in the franchise as a producer and has been a fountain of knowledge, according to Trevorrow.

He told the Schmoes Know podcast: "It's incredible to have Steven, who's done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It's not like getting notes from a studio executive, it's really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be."

The film was originally due to hit cinemas in June 2014, but movie studio Universal announced earlier this year the flick had been put on hold until 2015.

Jurassic World

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson
  • UK release: 12 June 2015

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep…

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