Early last year Joe Johnston, who directed Jurassic Park 3, said “there is going to be a Jurassic Park 4” and “it’s essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy”.
Nothing has been heard since, but now it appears Steven Spielberg is starting to explore story ideas, and has been meeting with I Am Legend screenwriter Mark Protosevich regarding a fourth film.
From Heat Vision:
Several years ago, the Oscar-winning director worked with Protosevich on a potential remake of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy that was to star Will Smith. That film ran into rights problems and didn’t come to fruition, but Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park films and was an executive producer on the third, has since met twice with Protosevich to fashion a story for a potential fourth film in the franchise.
Both Universal, which released the trilogy, and Spielberg’s camp stress that no one has been engaged to write a script and that the discussions have been purely exploratory. But the idea is kind of a no-brainer.
The first film and it’s CGI still holds up beautifully today, and while the 2nd and 3rd films weren’t as good, i’d be more than happy to see dinosaurs back on the big screen (I know many aren’t fond of 3D but a 3D dinosaur movie would be worth seeing). The approach would have to be different, as people wandering onto an island inhabited by dinosaurs has been done, but if they can come up with a new story worth telling then it could potentially breathe new life into the franchise.
Do you want to see a Jurassic Park 4?