The next JURASSIC PARK film seems to get an update once every two months or so. Usually the update is in the "We're definitely doing it!" vein, but then we don't hear anything... for another two months or so. Well, today we've got a minor update for you on JP4 that won't blow you away, but it should at least scratch your itch for dino-news for the time being.
ComingSoon.net recently attended a celebration for the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's E.T. and the film's Blu-ray release and got Steven Spielberg's longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy to spare a few details regarding JURASSIC PARK 4's development.
"Writing, writing, writing," she says of the current stage in developing the next sequel to Spielberg's 1993 dinosaur epic. "It's really hard to keep these things going when there's an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, 'Okay. We have to answer the question, 'Why do another one?'' If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't be doing it. It's tough. We're trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn't going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We've got to start with a script and the story."
Those doing all that "writing, writing, writing" are Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the in-demand scrips who wrote RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. (They also wrote THE RELIC, but we'll let that slide.) Once a director actually signs on (no Joe Johnson, please!) then we'll really be rolling.