Jurassic Park 4 on hold as art department fired?

Jurassic Park 4 on hiatus as 80% of the art department are laid off

Ariana Richards, Sam Neill and Joseph Mazzello in 1993's Jurassic Park.
Ariana Richards, Sam Neill and Joseph Mazzello in 1993’s Jurassic Park.

Worrying news from the production of Jurassic Park 4, directed by Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow, suggests that all is not well, as concept artist Dean Sheriff and Todd Smoyer tweeted the following, which was swiftly taken down.

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According to fansite JurassicPark4-Movie.com, 80% of the film’s art team have been removed from the project due to “internal conflicts”. The site writes:

According to our source, Jurassic Park 4 is still in production, just on a temporary hiatus while there is a “restructuring of the guard”, if you will. Not to worry however, as we are told that Colin Trevorrow is still directing the film and adds that the film will deliver on an EPIC scale. It is this “EPIC” demand by the studio however, which has lead to the current situation. It seems Universal wants to pull out all the stops and go above and beyond what they had initially set their goals to be. This has lead to a number of disagreements between those working on the project and the Studio, which has resulted in an overhaul within the film’s production crew. No specifics however.

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