Producer Frank Marshall Says Jurassic Park IV is a Long Shot
Sorry kids, but its just not going to happen. For those of you who are still awaiting to one day see Jurassic Park IV, don't get your hopes up. A few sites talked with producer Frank Marshall on the set of The Last Airbender yesterday and got an update on the rumored sequel. At first, he was asked if he thought Land of the Lost's enormous failure hurt their chances for another Jurassic Park movie at Universal. "I think Land of the Lost, it was a comedy. We just have to see if they can come up with a story. We don't have a story." Not only is their not a story yet, but Marshall specifically told io9 that it's more of a "back burner project."
And that's when he leaned in close and said, "at this point, you could call it a long shot." It looks like we won't be seeing Dr. Grant fighting any prehistoric creatures for a very long time, if ever. I'd be completely satisfied if we never saw another Jurassic Park movie. I think the third movie was a good place to end anyway. To top that off, Michael Crichton passed away last year, and I think it wouldn't honor him to keep on pushing forward with this world when he's no longer around. Don't you remember we already confirmed this sequel wasn't happening last December? Stop digging up the dead - Jurassic Park 4 isn't happening!
In other news, Frank Marshall also spoke about The NeverEnding Story reboot. If you remember, Warner Brothers announced in February that they were going to re-adapt Michael Ende's book. "We love the book and we've always thought there was an opportunity (because) there were a lot of elements in the book that weren't in the movie," Marshall said. "It's another one where we're still working on the rights and it's a huge thing to get it. Once we get it, we'll bring on a writer, but that's kind of off in the distance. But it's a great story." Another project that sounds like it's a long way out. Let's focus on his current projects, folks!