Jurassic Park dinosaurs to roar in 3D
Steven Spielberg’s dinosaurs will move onto the big screen again — this time in 3D, with the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D set for next year.
Universal confirmed this weekend that a 3D retooling of 1993 film will be hitting theaters on July 19, 2013, 20 years after the original.
Jurassic Park was huge hit in 1993, earning $915 million US worldwide since its release. The film, which is about a theme park filled with dinosaurs recreated from ancient DNA, was one of the first movies that used computer effects to create believable creatures.
Sam Neill and Laura Dern starred in the original film, along with child actor Joseph Mazzello, who later starred in Spielberg’s TV series The Pacific.
It spawned two sequels and encouraged other CGI monsters, including later versions of films such as King Kong and Godzilla. The re-release is part of a race to 3D that has included Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and will soon include Titanic.
Universal is hoping that a new generation of views who may have already seen Jurassic Park on the small screen will be lured to the cinema by a 3D version.
Spielberg clearly thinks there is still life in the dinosaur tale — he has given the go-ahead for Jurassic Park 4 — but revealed earlier this year he will not be directing it.