"Jurassic Park 4" will 'honour' past movies

July 4th, 2013

'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.