Steven Spielberg Could Bring 'Jurassic Park 4' Back from Extinction?
In the fall, we'll see Fox's new sci-fi series "Terra Nova" hit the small screen which has executive producer Steven Spielberg toying with dinosaurs for the first time since Jurassic Park III. And while that sequel's director Joe Johnston most recently had thoughts about a second trilogy for the dinosaur franchise, the interest seems to have faded away. Enter Spielberg himself who has apparently been meeting with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (the guy who was working with the director on that dead Oldboy remake with Will Smith) to develop ideas for Jurassic Park 4, a potential franchise reboot. "Life found a way."
However, before anyone gets too excited or pissed off about the prospect of a return to Isla Nublar or any of the other islands with dinosaurs now roaming wild 18 years after the fact, Heat Vision says Universal and Spileberg's representatives have stressed that no one has been brought to write a script or anything like that. As of now, talks about the sequel have been "exploratory" and absolutely nothing more. Of course, if Universal was going to find success in another franchise (they haven't had much success with anything lately) going back to their dino DNA for some box office bucks. And you can bet we'd see the Dilophosaurus spitting at our faces in 3D this time around as well, there's no question about that.
Honestly, if Spielberg is involved, and hopefully directing (though it's unlikely), count me in. But my biggest concern is that we no longer have special effects and creature wizard Stan Winston around to bring those prehistoric beasts to life. Jurassic Park is in my among my Top 20 favorite films of all-time, and the sequels are unfortunately lackluster at best. But if a story worthy of Michael Crichton (who also sadly passed away) can be cracked, and Spielberg is willing to dig out his dinosaurs, you can bet I'll be in line for a ticket.