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Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Talking reboot with Mark Protosevich?

16 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park

The idea of another Jurassic Park is one of those yo-yo concepts that keep popping up and then dipping down again every few years. As recently as last year, we had Wolfman and Captain America director Joe Johnston talking up what he’d heard of the plans for another film in the series, but now comes word that franchise overlord Steven Spielberg is once more kicking around ideas, this time with I Am Legend co-writer Mark Protosevich.

The Heat Vision blog reports that as of right now, things are strictly in the brainstorming stages, with no one committing to anything, no deals in place and no details to be released. And it’s entirely possible that this latest movement on a fourth film could go just as extinct as the amazing-sounding script written by John Sayles and William Monahan, which featured armoured, genetically-tinkered warrior dinos being despatched to battle their reptile brethren.

But you’ve got to figure that Universal would stand firmly behind another visit to the world’s second most dangerous park (the first being Shoveneedle Park in the town of Nag End on Sea), or at least a healthy new helping of dino madness.

Spielberg and Protosevich have some previous form together, since they tried to develop a Will Smith-starring remake of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy, which was derailed by rights issues.

We’ll have to wait and see what, if anything, comes of this latest dino discussion. But now it’s time to open up the question to you lot: do you want more Jurassic Park action? And if so, what do you want to see?


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RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Does anyone really care about dinosaurs anymore? Does the industry really need another Jurassic Park? Now if it introduces something new I'm all for it but if it is more of the same I'd skip it altogether. More

Posted by iamangel at 00:35 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I want to see...
L: Nicky C ... a reboot in 3D because I'm a f*cking douchebag! ou are George Lucas, and I claim my Five Pounds More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 13:06 on 23 June 2011 | Report This Post

I want to see...
... a reboot in 3D because I'm a f*cking douchebag! More

Posted by Nicky C at 23:13 on 18 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
L: Jacks Rage I think the Jurassic Park: Safari idea could work. The only thing is that a group of protesters would limit the diversity of the characters. It would be more interesting if they had differing views on the dinos and the park. So how about instead we have a plane break apart and crash over an island and... err... seriously, a broader group of personalities like Lost makes things far more interesting. Some protesters included in the group would be good. Yes, it would lesse More

Posted by jobloffski at 21:42 on 18 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Well if diverse characters are the thing then it should just be reboot of the idea but make it closer to Westworld--have lots of tourists and dinosaurs when the park malfunctions. That's what I thought the original movie was going to be when I heard it described as being Westworld with dinosaurs or Jaws on Land. And there were trading cards that showed triceratops attacking tourist jeeps etc... You could have a group of Safari Club members on the tour who decide to use the chaos as a reason t More

Posted by Gkel at 20:43 on 18 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
I think the Jurassic Park: Safari idea could work. The only thing is that a group of protesters would limit the diversity of the characters. It would be more interesting if they had differing views on the dinos and the park. So how about instead we have a plane break apart and crash over an island and... err... seriously, a broader group of personalities like Lost makes things far more interesting. Some protesters included in the group would be good. Yes, it would lessen ski'sl theme but i More

Posted by Jacks Rage at 18:45 on 18 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
fair enough, but only if it has no apparent connection to the chronology/events of the previous films whatsoever until one of the dinosaurs, during intense battling, turns to the camera and says 'What are we doing? Hammond never wanted ] More

Posted by jobloffski at 21:48 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Dinosaur super soldiers working for the US govt in Afghan would be a better idea. More

Posted by Spaldron at 19:48 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Totally, the science of it doesn't interest me either. Especially as it's total bollocks anyway. Give me a well worked reason for people to be in peril due to the presence of dinosaurs, better than the ones I could make up for myself preferably, make the characters sympathetic enough so that it actually seems to matter (in movie watching terms) if they continue breathing or not, then let loose the perils... And also, yes, new ideas would be nice, but if it has to be old ideas, a little ef More

Posted by jobloffski at 19:35 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
They wont come up with new ideas for movies because they dont want to risk the money. They prefer safe franchise and brand name recognition. That's the sad state of things. I like that JP Safari idea. If it were possible to clone dinosaurs there is no doubt that some rich political tychoon types would pay enough to write off the debt of a third world country in order to shoot a dinosaur with a projectile weapon from a safe distance. The JP movies never really addressed the Frankenstein a More

Posted by Gkel at 16:30 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Ive got a great idea, why does someone come up with a new idea for a film for a change More

Posted by kargon at 13:52 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Make it related to, but not a direct continuation of the previous 3 and set it slightly in the future, with the point of the attraction being not to simply see dinosaurs but to hunt them, a less ethical and more money motivated reason to have the park rebuilt, using Hammond's original research. Entirely new cast. Protesters break into the the reserve to highlight the cruelty of it and their sabotage results in them being caught up in a mass panic/evacuation on opening day scenario and end More

Posted by jobloffski at 13:10 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Miltarised Dino's sounds v cool.......... I'm thinking of a gritty realistic war setting, like the hurt locker or black hawk down, with corporal t-rex airlifted in to kick ass and chew gum, with john matrix & rambo being carried by his little arms. theres always the revisionist history aspect, the Viet-cong have a herd of pet allosaurus's living in the jungle with them so team America sends in GI brontosaurus's to settle the score. 'Jurassic English Civil War' with Cromwell More

Posted by The Sadistic Puffin at 10:55 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: I'm 14 again
That John Sayles script is for real? It sounds kind of shit actually. I remember one where they were armored to fight terrorists, not the island dinosaurs, although I also remember Jack Horner hinting about a story where the dinosaurs were bred to be smarter, but I figured they would still be naked. I think I would rather see a reboot where the island has lots of tourists, lots of dinosaurs stomping about. Celebrity guests. Tom Cruise, Rosie O Donnell and Pauly Shore should be in it More

Posted by Gkel at 10:37 on 17 June 2011 | Report This Post

I'm 14 again
this news seriously made my day. There are 1001 ideas they could take this franchise down. My shout is to have the dinos released and bred in the Western world and there begins a serious shit storm. Imagine dinos trashing Paris? or going ape-shit in downtown LA? The biggest problem with the 2 and 3 was weak actors. Needs a big, big star. More

Posted by lelandmeeks at 20:46 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

I really like the idea of a new Jurassic Park film, I saw the first film again quite recently and it sparked up a whole new love for the franchise. I do think though that two of the best things about 1 & 2 were the gritty (british) hunters; Bob Peck's Muldoon and Pete Pothelswaite's Tembo were great characters - get Jason Isaacs in there as a hunter and you've got one great ingredient for a franchise reboot. More

Posted by The Samaritan at 19:31 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

My idea....
John Hammond creates a flock of Condors which escape and go beserk in downtown New York causing John McClane to have a very bad day. Meanwhile on the other side of the globe, some evil terrorists are training Velociraptors stolen from Isla Nublar, to become suicide bombers in preperation for a large scale attack on the west. After several weeks on a Cargo ship, the Velociraptors arrive in New York habour only to find that John McClane and the Condors smoking cigarettes and armed with sub-machin More

Posted by natman_begins at 18:56 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

The franchise should leave the family friendly stuff behind...
... and go for hard-core sci fi. More like the first novel. Big themes, some gore, credible bio sci-fi. Make it a thriller with dinos in it, instead of a family fun roller coaster ride. I like the trilogy as it is, but I'd love to see another, more roughed up take on the franchise. This might be the right thing to do. But then again, Happy Meals have to be sold and seven year olds entertained... More

Posted by moviemaniac-7 at 18:26 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

Erm...
...am I the only person who thinks this "dino-soldiers" idea would be even worse than Davina McCall's rubbish hair adverts? I mean, why sully the series with this tripe? Why not just create another franchise, totally separate from JP? I hope it's all just rumour, like Spielberg's joke that led to the creation of Cowboys and Aliens. Otherwise I'll lose faith in Steve and all his posh baseball caps for the first time in my 26 years on Earth. More

Posted by brent33 at 18:18 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

More JP!
Love the idea of a new JP, more dino's and T-Rex getting revenge on the Spinosaurus! Armoured, genetically modified dino's smell of cult cartoon Dino Riders...which, lets face it, would make an awesome movie!? However, I think Raptors loose in the city would be epic if they didnt want to return to the islands. More

Posted by TheSiKness at 14:18 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

Hell yeah we want more!
Get Mr Spielburg back on board, make T Rex the main dino threat again, have plenty of animatronics and not too much cgi and also have a great cast. I think a new cast would be interesting: much as we love them, no Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm etc....And is it just me who would love an 80s style muscular hero to head the cast? More

Posted by Cyberleader at 14:06 on 16 June 2011 | Report This Post

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