RESURGENCE: JURASSIC PARK is the is the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise overall. It is a direct sequel to 1997's THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK. The fourth film disregards the third film as though it never happened. RESURGENCE: JURASSIC PARK was released on June 13, 2014.
Cast and Crew
Colin Trevorrow (Saftey Not Guarenteed) directed RESURGENCE: JURASSIC PARK. The executive producer was franchise starter and director of the first two films, Steven Spielberg. The producers are Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley. The writers are Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and Mark Protosevich (Thor). Kathleen Kennedy (Jurassic Park orginal trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII) was originally on board to be a producer on the film, but opted out in favor of Star Wars: Episode VII.
The cast includes Sam Neill as Alan Grant, Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler Degler, Cameron Thor as Lewis Dodgson, and Richard Attenborough as John Hammond, among others.
On the verge of bankruptcy, InGen's rival company, BioSyn, sends a team of scientists and mercenaries, including the likes of Lewis Dodgson, head of research at BioSyn, to extract Dennis Nedry's lost can of embryos on Isla Nublar, hoping to breed them at a secure facility on the mainland and sell them to the highest bidder.
The film recieved overwhelmingly positive reviews and holds a 95 percent "certified fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed 723.3 million dollars worldwide, and is the second highest grossing film in the franchise, yet the most highly rated.
At SDCC 2015, Steven Spielberg announced that a sequel was in the works. He also revealed that fans will be more than satisfied when the franchise is complete. At NYCC the same year, Universal confirmed that Colin Trevorrow would return to direct the sequel, and that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver would return to pen it. In an interview in July 2017, Colin Trevorrow said he wanted to take the franchise in "a darker, grittier direction" much like the fourth installment introduced. He said to that there will be more character development and that a prequel is "in the realm of possibility." He said that updates should be expected soon, and that Universal intends for it to be released "in Summer 2019."