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Jurassic Park IV may be a combination sequel and reboot starring Bryce Dallas Howard

May. 21, 2013by: Alex Maidy

While JURASSIC PARK 4 still seems to be on hold, Colin Trevorrow and Universal may have found an alteration to the story that will allow they to reboot and sequelize the series in one film. Collider is reporting that Sam Neill, star of the first and third films, called the fourth a big reboot, a total re-jig.

Reports are flying all over the place about JURASSIC PARK IV, including casting rumors that have Bryce Dallas Howard and David Oyelowo taking roles that would feature a team venturing to Isla Nubar for the opening of the park. This could be a way to have the island re-opened after the events of the first three movies or a full reboot of the series.

Personally, I would rather see the sequel retain the continuity of the first movies but tell an original story. Even though the first movie came out two decades ago, it still seems too soon for a reboot. Sam Neill's comments seem to imply he will have some sort of involvement in the movie. If they do plan to go reboot, I hope Neill takes over the Richard Attenborough role of John Hammond. Now that would be awesome!

Source: Collider

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9:25AM on 05/22/2013
Yeah, reboot Jurassic Park because Spielberg did such a terrible job and Colin Trevorrow is sure to make a better movie than he ever could!
Yeah, reboot Jurassic Park because Spielberg did such a terrible job and Colin Trevorrow is sure to make a better movie than he ever could!
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9:08AM on 05/22/2013

Yes

A reboot would be awesome...let's face it, the original Jurassic Park was radically different and simplified from the Michael Crichton source material. There's quite a lot to expand on that wasn't even broached in '93. However, to simply "re-do" what was already done will never live up to the Spielberg classic. There are so many possible directions this could take, and I'm hopeful and excited, because anything is better than JP3.
A reboot would be awesome...let's face it, the original Jurassic Park was radically different and simplified from the Michael Crichton source material. There's quite a lot to expand on that wasn't even broached in '93. However, to simply "re-do" what was already done will never live up to the Spielberg classic. There are so many possible directions this could take, and I'm hopeful and excited, because anything is better than JP3.
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5:06AM on 05/22/2013
Quite frankly I think of JP like ET and Jaws: never remake
Quite frankly I think of JP like ET and Jaws: never remake
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1:04AM on 05/22/2013

Just....no

Leave it alone already. Dates have been pushed back, can't figure out a story, can't decide if its a sequel, reboot blah blah. Just give up and say it wasn't meant to be. How many red flags do you need before you say 'you know what lets just not do it!'
Leave it alone already. Dates have been pushed back, can't figure out a story, can't decide if its a sequel, reboot blah blah. Just give up and say it wasn't meant to be. How many red flags do you need before you say 'you know what lets just not do it!'
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7:40AM on 05/22/2013
I would love to have a jurassic park movie. It's just that its not gonna have that same charm and spectacle as the 1st one. Until I read a synopsis im not that excited for this. Don't make it a reboot just make a god damn sequel
I would love to have a jurassic park movie. It's just that its not gonna have that same charm and spectacle as the 1st one. Until I read a synopsis im not that excited for this. Don't make it a reboot just make a god damn sequel
12:31AM on 05/22/2013
Look man, just gimme dinosaurs already! Prequel, sequel, reboot, I don't care, I need my dino fix!!!
Look man, just gimme dinosaurs already! Prequel, sequel, reboot, I don't care, I need my dino fix!!!
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11:32PM on 05/21/2013

Cool.

I'm down for a reboot, just as long as it don't suck and i want some good ass dinos and do it with amitroinics like the old one and some CGI too.
I'm down for a reboot, just as long as it don't suck and i want some good ass dinos and do it with amitroinics like the old one and some CGI too.
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9:53PM on 05/21/2013

I'm surprised no one has mentioned...

a prequel. If you remember the opening of Jurassic Park, there were clearly interactions with the dinosaurs that resulted in the loss of human life long before the movie began. And with the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, they showed that you can take an iconic movie property and modernize it with a cleaver and smart script, without destroying the original. What about a movie that includes the science of creating the dinosaurs, Hammond's obsession, and the very first successes and
a prequel. If you remember the opening of Jurassic Park, there were clearly interactions with the dinosaurs that resulted in the loss of human life long before the movie began. And with the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, they showed that you can take an iconic movie property and modernize it with a cleaver and smart script, without destroying the original. What about a movie that includes the science of creating the dinosaurs, Hammond's obsession, and the very first successes and failures along the way? The whole thing could lead to some major crisis and tragedy that InGen has to cover up and pretend never happened in order to proceed with the creation of the park.
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9:11AM on 05/22/2013
whoa, that's a good idea, dude!
whoa, that's a good idea, dude!
8:46PM on 05/21/2013

The trailer

That wasn't a trailer to Jurassic Park IV: that was the trailer to The Hunter (2011).
That wasn't a trailer to Jurassic Park IV: that was the trailer to The Hunter (2011).
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12:41AM on 05/22/2013
I don't understand how you have thumbs down for stating the actual truth of the source of the film.
I don't understand how you have thumbs down for stating the actual truth of the source of the film.
10:14AM on 05/22/2013
its slightly edited to have him hunting a raptor instead of the tasmanian tiger. i think the thumbs down were because its obviously not the actual trailer
its slightly edited to have him hunting a raptor instead of the tasmanian tiger. i think the thumbs down were because its obviously not the actual trailer
8:38PM on 05/21/2013

No offense

But Universal obviously has an idea for Jurassic Park IV that has Sam Neill really excited. That means that, despite production delays, we are going to see this movie eventually, that it is too good an idea not to pass on. That being said, I DON'T want to know what this idea is yet. Please, let's wait and see when they have a trailer for the movie. If all we see in the trailer are dinosaurs without any clue as to what the new idea they have is then it means they don't want us to be spoiled
But Universal obviously has an idea for Jurassic Park IV that has Sam Neill really excited. That means that, despite production delays, we are going to see this movie eventually, that it is too good an idea not to pass on. That being said, I DON'T want to know what this idea is yet. Please, let's wait and see when they have a trailer for the movie. If all we see in the trailer are dinosaurs without any clue as to what the new idea they have is then it means they don't want us to be spoiled and we should wait until we see the movie.
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8:42PM on 05/21/2013
+1 for you.
+1 for you.
8:35PM on 05/21/2013
I don't mind combination sequel/reboots - they could do something like "The Incredible Hulk", which turned out okay. But I think they will need to get actors from earlier in the franchise to reprise their roles to establish a connection.
I don't mind combination sequel/reboots - they could do something like "The Incredible Hulk", which turned out okay. But I think they will need to get actors from earlier in the franchise to reprise their roles to establish a connection.
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7:52PM on 05/21/2013
I love Dallas Howard... but I don't think she fits in to the tone of the movies (I felt the same way about Julianne Moore). I wish they would have gotten some unknown actors to really give it a fresh start. This whole thing just seems really messy, like a drawing you keep erasing and retracing until there are smudges everywhere and the paper rips.
I love Dallas Howard... but I don't think she fits in to the tone of the movies (I felt the same way about Julianne Moore). I wish they would have gotten some unknown actors to really give it a fresh start. This whole thing just seems really messy, like a drawing you keep erasing and retracing until there are smudges everywhere and the paper rips.
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7:41PM on 05/21/2013
So it sounds like Jurassic Park is going The Fast and The Furious path. This might work.
So it sounds like Jurassic Park is going The Fast and The Furious path. This might work.
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7:16PM on 05/21/2013
I think the best way to go is for them to re-open the original island, but with someone trying to duplicate what Hammond did in the first one. Somehow get the original three back on the island (Neill, Dern, Goldblum) to oversee things this time or maybe have them temped to go back again to see what this new person has done different or to have them rival another team of scientists. Sort of like old school vs new school.

But this time have something go wrong with tourists on the island this
I think the best way to go is for them to re-open the original island, but with someone trying to duplicate what Hammond did in the first one. Somehow get the original three back on the island (Neill, Dern, Goldblum) to oversee things this time or maybe have them temped to go back again to see what this new person has done different or to have them rival another team of scientists. Sort of like old school vs new school.

But this time have something go wrong with tourists on the island this time. Make the threat much larger than the previous three films. I think that's one direction they could go in.
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9:16AM on 05/22/2013
the tourist idea is enticing, but part of the intrigue of the JP books was that it is a small band of people fighting for their survival in what is essentially prehistoric territory. they are no longer in our world, but that of the dinosaurs. we kind of already saw what happens when a t. rex is unleashed upon large populations (The Lost World)
the tourist idea is enticing, but part of the intrigue of the JP books was that it is a small band of people fighting for their survival in what is essentially prehistoric territory. they are no longer in our world, but that of the dinosaurs. we kind of already saw what happens when a t. rex is unleashed upon large populations (The Lost World)
6:43PM on 05/21/2013

Reposting my comment from Arrow's page

Universal, you read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now [bangs on the table] you're selling it. You want to sell it. Well......guess whose butt won't be in the theatre. Mine, and I'll be
Universal, you read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn't earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don't take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now [bangs on the table] you're selling it. You want to sell it. Well......guess whose butt won't be in the theatre. Mine, and I'll be holding on to it as well, thank you very much.
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6:47PM on 05/21/2013
WIth that said, I just watched that trailer. If THAT was Jurassic Park IV I would be pretty excited. Seems they spared no expense.
WIth that said, I just watched that trailer. If THAT was Jurassic Park IV I would be pretty excited. Seems they spared no expense.
6:42PM on 05/21/2013

No to a reboot.

If there's one movie that doesn't need a reboot, it's Jurassic Park. I think most fans just want a plain sequel with a lot of the cast returning. If not, I can possibly see them setting the new movie right after the first movie. A team goes to Isla Nublar to find any survivors that might have been left on the island. But then you can't really bring back the original cast. And I like Howard, but she's become a franchise killer (ex: Spider-man 3 and Terminator: Salvation). The idea of them once
If there's one movie that doesn't need a reboot, it's Jurassic Park. I think most fans just want a plain sequel with a lot of the cast returning. If not, I can possibly see them setting the new movie right after the first movie. A team goes to Isla Nublar to find any survivors that might have been left on the island. But then you can't really bring back the original cast. And I like Howard, but she's become a franchise killer (ex: Spider-man 3 and Terminator: Salvation). The idea of them once again re-opening another park just seems like lazy writing since that was the main plot of the first 2 films.
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6:37PM on 05/21/2013

THANK GOD!!

Why the hell would you rather see a continuation of JP3??? Seriously?? Part one was the BEST ONE. The other two were just more of the same and a snooze fest!! A reboot is really the way to go!! Let it be a spectacular park that were all attending for the 1st time! That's really the fun of it...This kooky park opens with Dinosaurs and we all get to experience the why, what its like to be there, and what its like when it all goes wrong!! That's JP man!! Not a sequel where the park is already open
Why the hell would you rather see a continuation of JP3??? Seriously?? Part one was the BEST ONE. The other two were just more of the same and a snooze fest!! A reboot is really the way to go!! Let it be a spectacular park that were all attending for the 1st time! That's really the fun of it...This kooky park opens with Dinosaurs and we all get to experience the why, what its like to be there, and what its like when it all goes wrong!! That's JP man!! Not a sequel where the park is already open and the amazement of the dinosaurs matters very little; then its just crazy dinosaurs and how to survive them. Snooze fest man.
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6:22PM on 05/21/2013

i can dig it

i like the idea of a re-opening, or something similar to a "soft opening". Have the old team back to see what they fixed, and have a new team of experts to have second opinions. I like the idea of tourists being involved. It would be cool to have a global wide lottery (maybe have 200 slots or so) to see who gets to go to this "soft opening" or "sneak preview" you could also reference the pricing from the first movie ($1,000 or $2,000 to be entered. those are my two cents.
i like the idea of a re-opening, or something similar to a "soft opening". Have the old team back to see what they fixed, and have a new team of experts to have second opinions. I like the idea of tourists being involved. It would be cool to have a global wide lottery (maybe have 200 slots or so) to see who gets to go to this "soft opening" or "sneak preview" you could also reference the pricing from the first movie ($1,000 or $2,000 to be entered. those are my two cents.
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5:54PM on 05/21/2013
I think the movie should center around some sort of anniversary for the park, maybe it has been rebuilt and running for 1, 3, 5 years, something like that. Part of the celebration is a expert panel for a Q&A w/ the tourists, bring back Malcolm, Grant, the kids, etc. Show the park running well and Hammond's vision finally materializing. Then, go one of two ways: #1: With the island full of tourists, let shit hit the fan. Maybe not as suddenly as in the first one, but have someone on the
I think the movie should center around some sort of anniversary for the park, maybe it has been rebuilt and running for 1, 3, 5 years, something like that. Part of the celebration is a expert panel for a Q&A w/ the tourists, bring back Malcolm, Grant, the kids, etc. Show the park running well and Hammond's vision finally materializing. Then, go one of two ways: #1: With the island full of tourists, let shit hit the fan. Maybe not as suddenly as in the first one, but have someone on the inside slowly start triggering things...tourist goes missing, couple dinos fall off the grid (get more into the motion sensor tracking from the books), sort of a snowball effect, and incorporate some of the story lines left out from the books. Or #2: While on the island, Grant & Co. are approached by a new 'team' - i.e. Howard - and presented with a new crisis, something they have to handle without alerting the tourists or media, maybe its on Nublar, maybe Sorna, maybe mainland, but something that requires the old characters to work with the new. Maybe the Park has lost track of a few dinos and need to send a team into the island to find them, then queue the twist. It would be hard to do this without just repeating the first movie, but I think it would be interesting to see 1) the island fully functional and full of happy tourists 2) the whole old cast back on the island 3) a slow deterioration of conditions triggered by someone on the inside (maybe a "mole" that isn't revealed right away like Nedry was)....those are just my 2 cents

Also - awesome 'trailer'
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6:40PM on 05/21/2013
OMG...Please NO!! No one really cares what the dumb ass kids are doing or any of those characters man!! Its the whole idea of the crazy park and what it would be like for us to actually have something like that for real....and then what happens when it all goes wrong..lol. That's it...no convoluted story with the same people brought in to fix it again or something...that's just dumb man...sorry but it is
OMG...Please NO!! No one really cares what the dumb ass kids are doing or any of those characters man!! Its the whole idea of the crazy park and what it would be like for us to actually have something like that for real....and then what happens when it all goes wrong..lol. That's it...no convoluted story with the same people brought in to fix it again or something...that's just dumb man...sorry but it is