Jurassic Park 4 Story in The Works

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Jurassic Park 4 Update Jurassic Park 4 Story in The Works

A few weeks ago we wrote about Jurassic Park 4, a project that’s seemingly been off and on for many years. At the time, director Joe Johnston, currently focused on the upcoming release of Captain America: The First Avenger, was rather confident the project would be moving forward. Franchise star Sam Neill however, wasn’t as optimistic.

As it turns out, Johnston must be in the know since the project is back in the early stages of development as key figureheads meet to discuss the film’s story…

Heat Vision has the exclusive report that should have Jurassic Park fans excited: Steven Spielberg has been meeting with writer Mark Protosevich to go over ideas for the fourth installment in the dinosaur franchise based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Spielberg of course, directed Jurassic Park 1 & 2 and served as an executive producer on the third.

Joe Johnston instead helmed the third film and has long been in line to helm the fourth as well. Protosevich was involved with the story of this summer’s Marvel Studios hit, Thor (see the Marvel connection here?) and served as a screenplay writer for I Am Legend.

The plan is to use Jurassic Park 4 as a means to relaunch the franchise so Universal can have another series of tentpoles to guarantee box office revenue for years to come (think Fast & Furious). It’s nearly been ten years since Jurassic Park III hit theaters and in today’s day and age, that’s a long time in between sequels and reboots. Spielberg is certainly in the dino mood however, with his television series Terra Nova also debuting this fall.

The most notable difference in the industry from then till now is the incredible advancement in animation technology and this can only benefit the franchise which relies heavily on CGI to bring many of the creatures and visuals to life. Whether or not such a film would see franchise regulars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum or Laura Dern return in some capacity is still up in the air, but don’t be surprised if they are worked into the plot somehow as a marketing tool.

When are we getting a Dino-Riders movie? The only thing cooler than dinosaurs are dinosaurs with lasers. Click the following image and thank me later.

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Source: THR

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  1. BTW, the films were more or less state-of-the-art scientifically at the times, but their recreations are now quite dated:

    -Raptors are known now to be covered in feathers.
    -Spinosaurus was more slender and probably more of a -big- fisher than a predator.
    -There’s no way dinosaurs were so fast -but were still quite fast for a human runner.
    -Velociraptors were quite small. Yet there were bigger “cousins” in the family to match the role.
    -Pteranodon were more slender, had no teeth, and were likely peaceful fish-catchers -such as are pelicans today. It’s unlikely they could carry a grown boy without serious problems.
    -Theropods like raptors and Tyrannosaurus had more rigid tails. They are flanging too much in the films.
    -Bracchiosaurus couldn’t stand on two legs.
    -There are many “literary” licenses: venomous dinosaurs, too-smart raptors scheming the hunting, piranha-like procompsognathus… but I guess those are necessary to uphold the story.

    • But you’re forgetting something: They’re made by humans and their DNA is mixed with other DNA, so they’re mutated to the Movie-dinosaurs.
      The original dinosaurs are extinct, remember? ;-)

  2. yea, the only way the t-rex couldnt see you if you didnt move was due to defects in the combining of frog dna..if it was the real one the park rangers said, it would own you.

  3. I would love it if jurrasic park 4 would actually come about. I love speldbergs movies way better than George Lucas starwars if that means anything.

  4. JURASSIC PARK IV IS COMING OUT ON MY 18TH BIRTHDAY! i own everything that has JP on it, neckalaces pillows towels, puppets, toys, all the movies, posters. i watched it in ENGLISH class.. i was like the only one paying attention to it, were watching it in Biology in a few weeks, i cant WAIT. I WILL ACE THAT TEST… i know everything about Jurassic park since the First time i watched the first second and third one back when i was little! <3

    Jurassic Park FTW!