Producers Confirm Jurassic Park IV Won't Be Happening
Sorry to break it to you, but Jurassic Park IV won't be happening. Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy told ComingSoon yesterday that there have not been any new developments and that "when [Michael] Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it." Crichton sadly died of cancer about a month back. For those that don't know, Crichton was the creator of the Jurassic Park "concept" and wrote the novel in 1990 that eventually became Steven Spielberg's film. Rumors of a Jurassic Park IV have been floating around for a few years, but it's now officially dead.
To me, this comes as quite a relief. After Jurassic Park III, I really didn't want to see another one, as I felt the franchise had finally nuked the fridge. For a while, Joe Johnston (of JP3) was attached to direct the fourth movie, but as we all know, he has since been handed the reigns to Marvel's The First Avenger: Captain America. If everyone supposedly hates unoriginality, then why was everyone looking forward to Jurassic Park IV so much? It may be because people don't really hate unoriginality that much and instead find safety in familiar franchises - but that's a discussion for another day. Is this news really that bad?