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Fourth Trip To Jurassic Park Planned
First in a new trilogy?

14 January 2010  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: BoxOffice.com

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Because you can't keep a good prehistoric reptile down, the Jurassic Park franchise is once again stirring somewhere on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, itching to once again take over the world. Yes, director Joe Johnston, while doing the rounds for The Wolfman, has been discussing plans for Jurassic Park IV.

Talking to BoxOffice.com, he said, "Well, there is going to be a Jurassic Park IV. And it's going to be unlike anything you've seen. It breaks away from the first three—it's essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It's going to be done in a completely different way."

He wouldn't discuss story with them, but he said, "We don't want to make sequel after sequel just because there's a market for it. We want to tell different, interesting stories."

For lots of interesting quotes about his Captain America film as well, head on over to the link above.


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RE: lets wait and see
Loved the first film, didn't think much of the other films. Where else can they go with this, anyone else smell a T Rex running amok in New York deal? Only one man can stop it. Dr. Grant. More

Posted by TheSpleen at 10:01 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post

lets wait and see
jurassic park was like a dream for me as a 13 yr old boy. i enjoyed the next two but they didnt give that feeling of wonder i felt for the first one, i honestly believe they could follow up with a good film but it will have to be something truly amazing to give people something new and exciting. More

Posted by muppet1979 at 13:33 on 19 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Fourth Trip To Jurassic Park Planned
lol its gonna b bad More

Posted by deca4ever at 18:07 on 17 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: The real question here is...
I dont think the movies will ever be the same without steven spielberg as the director, i hope that they dont change the storyline soooooo that it just becomes stupid,i loved the first and the second jurassic park movies,the third one was not my favorite.for the jurassic park movie series i think 4 is enough. I also noticed that all three jurassic parks arent that violent(well they had the perfect amount of violence for me),im holding out for a pg-13 jurassic park 4.  lets just hope it More

Posted by hpmoviefan777 at 18:05 on 17 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
L: lona_no_friends BIg Hollywood Execs: "Hmmm... the first one was good, but the other two were cack... what do we do?.. Joe Johnston: "Well if you like I could make three more utterly cack films, to make the first trilogy look amazing. Sound good?" Big Hollywood Execs: "Knock yourself out mate, here's shitloads of money" The End te]Logged in as: deca4ever gree with lona no friends More

Posted by deca4ever at 18:03 on 17 January 2010 | Report This Post

The real question here is...
I could not care less about how the plot, director, 2D or 3D or any of that is going to turn out. The only question that truly matters is this: Is Sam Neill going to be in it? More

Posted by drweir at 18:32 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

Hmmm
I've always thought Jurassic Park was the perfect film. I love it. I've loved it since I first saw it 9 times in the cinema as a kid and I still love it today. But I'm unsure about this sequel news. Lost World could have been better (the last part let it down) and the third was good but, again, could have been better. I'd have rather they explored the factory more and actually found some of InGen's nasty little secrets as told in the Lost World novel. Now. If they go down that stupid rout More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 14:18 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

whats next godfather 4
seriously no this is just plain wrong surely jurassic park was one of those films that shouldnt be touched in any way remake or revisit for years yet. how more franchise has hollywood got to take and throw in the bin ju cause they to scared of investing in original films. this is a line that just shouldnt be crossed and a step once again to fa. DONT REVISIT A SERIES UNLESS THE ORIGINALS WHERE c*** TO BEGIN WITH (WHICH THIS WAS NOT) AND SECOND NO REMAKES UNLESS THE SERIES IS OVER 50 YEARS OLD AND More

Posted by geffery at 14:14 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

whats next godfather 4
seriously no this is just plain wrong surely jurassic park was one of those films that shouldnt be touched in any way remake or revisit for years yet. how more franchise has hollywood got to take and throw in the bin ju cause they to scared of investing in original films. this is a line that just shouldnt be crossed and a step once again to fa. DONT REVISIT A SERIES UNLESS THE ORIGINALS WHERE c*** TO BEGIN WITH (WHICH THIS WAS NOT) AND SECOND NO REMAKES UNLESS THE SERIES IS OVER 50 YEARS OLD AND More

Posted by geffery at 14:09 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

Re: Objects appear bigger in the rear view mirror.
I agree: I enjoyed JP3 as well and heartily concur with your idea of underwater beasties. Some of those bastards were terrifying! More

Posted by Revstar at 13:02 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Fourth Trip To Jurassic Park Planned
This seems to be a non-starter for me. Every year or so Johnston (why oh why is he still attached after the abysmal JP3?) or one of the producers come out and talk about but no real progress in terms of script, casting, etc.   The first one was incredible, 2nd one had its moments, while the 3rd was terrible and loaded with cheese. Please let this franchise rest. More

Posted by mattdavies86 at 08:23 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

Here Be Monsters
Joe Johnston made a really good sequel with Jurassic Park III, far better than the second entry. Glad to see he's calling the shots on the fourth one. It will be interesting to see how the CGI looks nearly two decades after the first one. More

Posted by BenTramer at 04:11 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

I assume it will be in 3D?
Just so long as they leave the genetically engineered team of commando raptors out of it, I'm sure it'll be fine. Unless its about as good as Jurassic Park III in which case it'll be meh... More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 00:05 on 15 January 2010 | Report This Post

Objects appear bigger in the rear view mirror.
Unlike anything we`ve ever seen.......hmmmmmm (strokes chin).Would`nt mind seeing some ocean beasties attacking some underwater facility/ship/yaght/swimmers.....Also am i the only person apart from Steven Sp who enjoyed J3? More

Posted by arronskie at 23:20 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Cant wait
Use to love it as a child More

Posted by Irvinmagno at 21:14 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Reboot
Must be a reboot. They just dont want to call it that. Like the Thing remake is called a prequel, when its a remake-that's why they want Macready's name in it, for trademark purposes presumably. I didnt care too much for the Jurassic Park movies beyond the effects. The first one didnt have enough dinosaur action, and too much emphasis on bratty kids. Plus the ending was tacked on(T-rex sneaks up on velociraptors). Not to mention it was made during Spielberg's juvenile period, so he couldnt More

Posted by Kelzu at 20:14 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: In my opinion...
I totally agree, Snake-Eyes.  I love Jurassic Park and am perfectly happy with Lost World.  JPIII is bloody awful so I don't count that.  I hate the idea of a much-imitated, former All-time BoxOffice Champion cowing down and hopping aboard the 3D bandwagon.  I don't like it, but in the wake of Avatar's success it's the most obvious franchise to re-start.  Expect to see a lot of these sorts of announcements in the coming year...unfortunately. More

Posted by Justin Greene at 20:02 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

In my opinion...
in the name of Crichton, they should start again! After reading the novel I realised how dumbed-down Spielberg's version was and that a more competent director could make a great, grittier, darker adaptation of the original novel - the whole chaos theory theme, and a much better story than any of the films have managed. The book is insantly cinematic, so why were the scripts completely different? I think a darker turn for the Jurassic Park franchise, a complete reboot/overhaul is in order. And p More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 19:53 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: It's so obvious...
rial]I couldn't care less about whether or not any 'new instalment' is in 3D - I'm such a huge fan of the original - it really was one of the greatest Summer Blockbuster Experiences of my life (sequels weren't shabby either) and I just wish that UNIVERSAL and other studios would go after something original once in a while rather than 'resurrest' old franchises. But what do I know? it's all about money at the end of the day.r] More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 19:07 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

3D on the way to killing cinema
and gormless muppets willing to spend money on the pretence of seeing something in "bigvision" is the reason why. I saw District 9 and Watchmen on the big screen. The images, ideas and themes frazzled my retinas, maintained my brain, and blew me away, so take your 3D, sequals, remakes, and shove them up your ass. More

Posted by SpiderBat at 19:05 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

It's so obvious...
Hmmm, I wonder will it be in 3D with lots of wondrous cgi beasties running around in an amazing jungle/forest setting...just like another movie out at the moment that's doing rather well. Is this making sense yet, people? More

Posted by Justin Greene at 18:41 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Oh God
For one I'm very suspicious about it being 'unlike anything you've seen.' It'll be a family-friendly action/horror only this time it'll be in 3D. I'm not really all that enthusiastic about Wolfman either. This does not bode well for the Cap movie. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 18:38 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

BIg Hollywood Execs: "Hmmm... the first one was good, but the other two were cack... what do we do?.. Joe Johnston: "Well if you like I could make three more utterly cack films, to make the first trilogy look amazing. Sound good?" Big Hollywood Execs: "Knock yourself out mate, here's shitloads of money" The End More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 18:26 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

really?
all this time after the shitty third film and joe johnston is STILL attached to direct.... DISAPPOINTING! More

Posted by hellsfoxes at 18:22 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Bad Idea.
L: Snake-Eyes Michael Crichton (R.I.P.) was the creator of JURASSIC PARK and together with one Mr. Spielberg, they created the Perfect Summer Blockbuster - the sequels were tolerable but were also kinda stretched thin by the time we hit JURASSIC PARK III. Leave it. s no need.ote] Dinosaurs running amok and eating people- theres the need. As entertaining as some films are, theres only so much entertainment value you can squeeze out of them. Personally, I would love to see more irrita More

Posted by kumar at 18:17 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Bad Idea.
Michael Crichton (R.I.P.) was the creator of JURASSIC PARK and together with one Mr. Spielberg, they created the Perfect Summer Blockbuster - the sequels were tolerable but were also kinda stretched thin by the time we hit JURASSIC PARK III. Leave it. There is no need. More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 18:04 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

dino-soldier no-no
lets just hope isn't referring to the god-awful "mutant dino-soldiers" script that was rumoured online about a year ago ... More

Posted by Suverlo at 17:46 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Rip Joe Johnson from the fabric of this T-shirt and I'll give a damn. More

Posted by Zatoichi at 17:42 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
YESSSSS!!!!! a second trilogy sounds great, i'd rather see that than a reboot of the original, JP is on the untouchable list when it comes to reboots. Mr DNA will turn in his petri dish and not because that robot egg tuning hand thing got him. at least if a 'second trilogy' turns out crap it's no big deal..and 2nd trilogy sounds better than JP number 4...even tho that's what they're calling it....hang on a min.... I just want to see dinosaurs RAWR!!!!! Raptor commandos More

Posted by mystra at 17:39 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Closer to the Books...?
As much as I really love the first film, and yes, I really liked Lost World too, I would actually really like to see a kind of reboot. This doesn't have take anything away from the originals, they can coexist. I don't mean reimagine it, what I'd like to see is a pair of films which are far closer to the books, because I think with the right director, they could be fantastic. I understand that changes were made to make things more cinematic, and to make leaner, less sciency films, but each More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 17:24 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

completely different huh?
Not just because there's a market for it I hear you say. Why then, might I ask, is it called Jurassic Park IV!!! Why isn't it a completely new movie about dinosaurs!? More

Posted by Ambition at 17:22 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Silly idea
Hollywood continues to show it's complete lack of originality - why not just reboot it?! Will it be the ridiculous " GM - dinosaur-commandoes" idea that's been floating around the net for a few years now?! To be fair, its a fairly unique idea - just completely bonkers. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 17:19 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Silly idea
Hollywood continues to show it's complete lack of originality - why not just reboot it?! Will it be the ridiculous " GM - dinosaur-commandoes" idea that's been floating around the net for a few years now?! To be fair, its a fairly unique idea - just completely bonkers. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 17:19 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

Silly idea
Hollywood continues to show it's complete lack of originality - why not just reboot it?! Will it be the ridiculous " GM - dinosaur-commandoes" idea that's been floating around the net for a few years now?! To be fair, its a fairly unique idea - just completely bonkers. More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 17:19 on 14 January 2010 | Report This Post

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