Joe Johnston Talks Jurassic Park 4 Story

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Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News put up an interview from a while back on the set of The Wolfman with director Joe Johnston. In the interview they discussed a bunch of his previous works and a bit about Jurassic Park 4 for which he is attached to helm.

This was before it was announced that Johnston would be directing The First Avenger: Captain America so unfortunately, that topic does not come up.

In the interview, the topic of special effects (the right mix of practical and digital) came up and Johnston gave the example of the first Jurassic Park and how it still holds up today as something special in that regard. Shortly thereafter, Harry brought the conversation back to Jurassic Park to ask some questions about the widely speculated fourth installment of the franchise. Joe Johnston of course, directed Jurassic Park 3.

“Well, there is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it’s nothing like the first three. It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved.”

Harry then asked if it would be again about a group of folks trying to survive against the dinos and Johnston responded, “We’ve done that and it’s been done three times…”

Following that, Harry emulated the feelings of many fans and said to stay away from the island.

“Why would anybody go back to that island? It was hard enough to figure out the second and third reason for them to go, but it would take it off in a whole other trilogy basically, but when it gets to that level it’s sort of about studios and Steven’s thing and who knows. I think we are at that point where we are due for another one if we are going to do it. They had what four years between them? 1992… 1996 or 1997, and then 2001, so we are past due. I don’t know, but we will see.”

Johnston’s Jurassic Park 3 was sadly was the worst of the trilogy for me and they definitely need to do something new and completely different for it to work or potentially kick-start the franchise with a new set of films.

What do you think about Johnston heading up another Jurassic Park and the Captain America movie? What do you want from Jurassic Park 4?

Universal has no official schedule set for Jurassic Park 4. The Wolfman finally hits theaters February 10, 2010 and The First Avenger: Captain America will hopefully not be delayed and open July 22, 2011.

Source: AICN

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  1. Hold up your telling me they used more animatronics on screen in the 3rd one as opposed to the first JP? Dang my mistake I was basing that statement on seeing the movies years ago my bad. But that still doesn’t excuse the 3rd movie suffering a sense of relapse and poor directing.

  2. As much as ppl want to see a Jp4, it'd be much more satisfying to see them go back and reboot the series.. not in the sense of different direction as in different setting/story, but different feel to the original movie.. with the new filming technology out, (think Avatar), why not blow our minds with a re-do of the original Jurassic Park with this new technology while staying true to Michael Crichton's original Novel. Put us, (the audience), fully into the experience that we are actually in “Jurassic Park”, and establish everything in the same depth as the novel describes, if not further. The original Jurassic Park film is truely one of a kind, and a personal favorite, but left so many things from the novel out, and can now be done like never before.

  3. Reboot reboot reboot! ENOUGH OF REBOOT! I'm so sick of it, destroying original masterpiece's all to make a buck!. I suppose you want to remake Gond With the Wind, Grapes of Wrath, Birth of a Nation? Were have the purists disappeared to? Where the the original storytellers gone? To me, I think that all these Generation X & Yers better think of their own original story's and stop destroying the one's that the Greatest Generation, the Baby Boomers have already thought off and MADE!!! Get a life, try your own!

  4. personally, i love the jurassic park trilogy, it came to me as a shock when i found out that they might equip the dinosaurs with weapons, i mean, i know where headed for the future and all, but dinosaurs are dinosaurs, not robots, lets hope they stay that way

  5. I think a 3D version is in need. Now that would really bring out crowds!

  6. I think a 3D version is in need. Now that would really bring out crowds!

  7. There are millions of years of material to work with here. They should cast Lady GaGa and Nicki Minaj!

  8. When is the new Jruassic park 4 coming out on cinama

  9. I personally love the ’80 and ’90. I heard rumors of a Ghostbusters 3 or a Gremlins 3. It’s about time to bring back the classics. I also really hope they make a new Jurassic Park.