What's the latest scoop on Jurassic Park 4?
The last official update we got on JURASSIC PARK 4 had to do with the hiring on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) as the scribes for the film.
Now the latest update comes via the project's producer, Kathleen Kennedy. During a celebration for the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's E.T. and the film's Blu-ray release, Kennedy offered up this piece of information:"Writing, writing, writing. 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."
Kennedy then added, "[The studio] is just like, 'When?!'" Kennedy laughs. "They don't care about the agony we're going through!"
So there you have it. The writers are trying their hardest not to ruin everything you love about JURASSIC PARK. If they take it in a separate direction and don't try just doing a sequel, then no one has anything to whine about.
In a previous interview, JURASSIC PARK 3 director Joe Johnston, who has been in the loop on the project said this, "It's going to be unlike anything you've seen. It breaks away from the first threeit's essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It's going to be done in a completely different way."
It will be interesting to see what the writers have in-store for the faithful fans of the series, as well as the new ones. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES didn't turn out so bad actually, so maybe we are in for a surprise.