Frank Marshall Says ‘Jurassic Park 4′ Will Arrive by 2014; Teases Future ‘Bourne’ Movies

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Longtime Steven Spielberg collaborator/producer Frank Marshall has provided an update on the status of Jurassic Park 4. The 5-time Oscar-nominee served up that tantalizing tidbit while working the promotion circuit for next month’s fourth installment in the Jason Bourne franchise, Bourne Legacy (in case you read the headline and got excited about a potential crossover where Matt Damon as Jason Bourne fights velociraptors).

Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were recently hired on to script a fourth Jurassic Park, moving the belated project one step closer to becoming a reality. Spielberg is actively involved with development, but has officially withdrawn as a potential director.

Marshall informed Collider’s Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub that a fourth Jurassic Park movie “will be on the screen within two years,” citing advances in visual effects technology as an important factor that will benefit the project. Marshall promised JP4 is still going to utilize animatronics, so as to make the dinos not only “[feel] real to the audience, but [aid] the actors in their performances.”

Jaffa and Silver, for their part, have proven adept at writing animal protagonists (see: Caesar from Planet of the Apes), but their human characters to date haven’t been all that compelling. Then again, outside of series staples Sam Neil, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum, the non-dino stars of the JP franchise have always been pretty one-note and forgettable. Moving on…

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Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner in 'The Bourne Legacy'

JP4 is expected to maintain continuity with the preceding trilogy, but should also point the franchise in a new direction (like Bourne Legacy). Marshall elaborated on that idea at the latter film’s press conference, saying:

“We’re gonna follow [Jeremy's Renner’s ‘Bourne Legacy’ character from hereon out]. Everything else is wide open. That’s the great thing about this now. The table is set to go any direction we want to. But we will, I’m sure, follow Jeremy and see what happens. Jeremy and Rachel [Weisz].”

Damon was enthusiastically diplomatic when he spoke to us about reprising his role as Jason Bourne in future movies. Marshall has likewise voiced his desire for Renner and Damon to appear onscreen together in Bourne 5 (or another sequel down the road). That prospective team-up depends on how receptive people are to Bourne Legacy – and early footage reactions are encouraging, on that front.

The Bourne Legacy opens in U.S. theaters on August 10th, 2012. Meanwhile, you can catch the T-Rex, Dilophosaurus, and all your favorite human-eating dinosaurs back on the big screen when Jurassic Park begins a 3D theatrical re-release on July 19th, 2013.


Source: Collider, Coming Soon

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  1. I’m not a fan of remaking old films in to 3D (or a fan of 3D for that matter), but freaking dinosaurs in 3D is something that I will have to go see. It’ll be fun to see Jurassic Park on the big screen again and I WILL be at the theater on opening night when JP4 is released.

  2. Love a great dino flick with some deep story and characters, cannot wait for JP4. also think a Dino Crisis film and Steve altens The Loch would make some great Dinosaur films with deep story as well.

  3. They should bring back Vince Vaughn as Nick Van Owen, but have him be the fast talking hero character.

  4. Not that interested in Jurassic Park… never have been, but I’ll probably see it regardless.

    Can’t say I’m surprised about the future of the Bourne franchise, nor am I disappointed, but I do hope Matt Damon will make an appearance in one of the movies.

  5. JP was one of my all time favorite films. JP2 was okay. JP3 was just terrible. It was the Raimi Spidey series in dinosaur form lol. Seriously though, I don’t really feel that there needs to be another JP film.

    Its funny that Jurassic Park (original) has better special effects than any movie I have seen since it came out in 1993. Jurassic Park The Lost World – I really wanted it to be more like the book. The book was downright terrifying and thrilling. But instead I got a T-Rex in San Diego. The third movie was despicable.
    Though all the movies had decent effects, the first two are the best in that category.

    • Hmm, I enjoyed the 3rd film more than the 2nd since it was more in the spirit of the first film AND it had Sam Neill. I really can’t say I hated any of them though. The whole T-Rex in San Diego thing was a bit ridiculous, though.

      • Yeah, being a big fan of the books, I just kinda held a certain expectation for the first two films. The reason I didn’t like the the third was the overdone Spinosaurus. Spinosauridae are much smaller than T-Rex. Though, I guess size doesn’t matter to the makers of JP because Velociraptor are only about 3ft tall instead of the 7ft ones in the movies.

    • How dare you say that jp3 was the worst it is the best out of the three!

  6. Let me start off by saying the Jurassic Park movies were purely overrated popcorn flicks that were directed by a phenomenal director with nothing else to use but great special effects. That’s all these movies were. I still hold the belief that Disney’s Dinosaur was even better and more worthwhile (and that isn’t trying to be negative to that specific film, it’s just showing how underrated that is compared to how overrated these movies are). As a matter of fact, I’m more excited about the upcoming CGI Walking with Dinosaurs movie.
    In terms of the future of the Bourne movies, I though ‘Identity’ and Supremacy’ were good, not great movies but ‘Ultimatum’ amped it up to a whole other level. Don’t worry, in Bourne 5 both Matt Damon and Jeremy Renner will be in the film and contrary to other thoughts, ‘Legacy’ will be a pretty good movie even if it does not live up to ‘Ultimatum’.
    On the other hand, after watching both TDKR and Ultimatum this weekend and thinking what could’ve possibly made these great movies even better, I looked at the casting. Yes, both had great directors that excelled at these movies (no, I’m not saying they were the best films of all time I’m just saying they were great movies) and made solid casting choices but here’s my casting choices for both trilogies and imagine how much more they could be with these casting choices:
    Batman Begins (Nolan): no changes in the cast except for Natalie Portman as Rachel Dawes; Al Pacino as Carmine Falcone; and Robert De Niro as Earl
    The Dark Knight (Nolan): no changes in the cast except for Natalie Portman as Rachel Dawes; Matt Damon as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; Ray Liotta as Salvatore Maroni; and Frank Vincent as the Chechen
    The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan): no changes in the cast except for completely cutting the role of Miranda Tate/Talia al Ghul from the script
    The Bourne Identity (Liman): the changes in the cast are Sean Bean instead of Clive Owen; Anne Hathaway instead of Julia Stiles; Zoe Saldana as Bourne’s girlfriend; and Paul Newman instead of Chris Cooper
    The Bourne Supremacy (Greengrass): the changes in the cast are Anne Hathaway instead of Julia Stiles; Jodie Foster instead of Joan Allen; Zoe Saldana as Bourne’s girlfriend; and Gary Oldman instead of Brian Cox
    The Bourne Ultimatum (Greengrass): the changes in the cast are Anne Hathaway instead of Julia Stiles; Jodie Foster instead of Joan Allen; Anthony Hopkins instead of David Strathairn; and Robert Redford instead of Albert Finey

    • How about a spoiler alert the next time you go dropping character names and their alias’. We haven’t all watched TDKR yet.

      • I concur Princerino… That was a bit disappointing from you ‘jsthedarkknight’… that name you dropped was actually one of the spoilers I hadn’t heard yet… Damn, I’m afraid that when I’m finally able to go and see this flick, it won’t have that many surprises in store for me, plot wise that is… Anyway @jsthedarkknight watch your content or add a big SPOILER ALERT!!! or sth ;)

  7. these films are probably one of the few I would like to see in a reboot. although I loved the originals just fine, they didnt follow the books completely. and if redone, have it follow the books better. the books were amazing.

    • That being said here is the cast I would want to see in a reboot that is close to the book.
      Ian Malcom — Robert Downey Jr.
      Dr. Alan Grant — Brad Pitt or Leonardo Dicaprio
      Ellie Sattler — Scarlett Johansson
      John Hammond — Michael Caine

      other appearances –
      Cuba Gooding Jr.
      Russell Crowe
      Clark Gregg

  8. I am a big fan of the three JP movies, so I’ll be really excited to see JP4.

  9. I noticed someone saying that spinosaurus is smaller than trex, well actually spinosaurus was the largest canivore dinosaur ever found, bigger than gigantosaurus, but the velociraptors were actually based on another type of raptor begining with d but I can’t remember the name, they only used velociraptor because everyone knows that dinosaur, I am excited for jp4 and yeah the san diego scene in jp2 wasn’t needed but jp3 was my favourite simply because spinosaurus takes down trex. I for one am hoping spinosaurus makes a comeback in jp4.

    • Only one species of Spinosauridae has measured larger than they Tyrannosaur which is the Spinosaurus Aegyptiacus. That was about 8ft longer than the T-Rex (because of its elongated snout and extra tail length to counter-balance the longer skull) and about 9ft taller (because of the fin). The T-Rex had more muscle and greater bone density making it a more solid animal.

      The Velociraptor was based off of the Utahraptor.

      • The raptors were probably based on Deinonychus, I’d say.

        • Well, Deinonychus are only 4ft tall and 6ft long. Utahraptor are 6ft tall and 9ft long.

          • Well, when you Wikipedia Deinonychus and Utahraptor, they have visual representations of the size of both species in relation to the size of a human. Utahraptor looks a bit big – about as tall as a man. Deinonychus, though perhaps about half a foot too small, looks more accurate.

            • It could be something in between the two as well. About 5ft tall.

  10. My families and I love there will be a Jurassic Park 4 in 2014

    we love to see returning

    Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant

    Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Degler

    Téa Leoni as Amanda Kirby

    Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm

    Julianne Moore as Dr. Sarah

    Trevor Morgan Eric Kirby

    William H. Macy as Paul Kirby

    Richard Attenborough as John Hammond

    Dinosaurs :

    Tyranosaurus ( T-Rex )

  11. i am sick to death of remakes if your going to make a other jurassic park then u carry on from the last one u made with some of the actors and some new ones people will start to get bored with the same films and remakes i am one of them i loved the jurassic parks and i like all of them but if u do a other one a remake from the first i will not be watching it as u already done first one if your going to do jp4 then do it but if its a remake from the first one then u cant class it jp4 as its the same film as the first one am not being nasty i am just making a point u said it was going to be called jurrassic park extinction 4 same people needs to do this film who as done the rest of them and to end the dinos or blow the land up to end the jurassic park whats the point in making films if your going to keep remaking them dont u think the actors didnt do a gd job in them all well i think they did great if your going to do a other jp4 then do it from the ending of the 3nd if u do a remake of the first then i will conplain

  12. My Wish List: Hope Ariana Richards In This Movie Because She’s My Favorite Actor & Artist!

  13. I sure hope the jp4 is like the first one that was the best the lost world was good and the 3rd wasn’t that great only thing I liked about the 3 was Allen was back.