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Jurassic Park 4 Gets New Writers
Planet Of The Apes duo go dino

21 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Jurassic Park 4 Gets New Writers

After lurking in the bushes of limbo for years, occasionally leaping out with tales of genetically modified soldier dinos and cities overrun, word on Jurassic Park 4 seemed destined to stay as rumour. But then last year, shortly before Comic-Con, word emerged that head warden Steven Spielberg was developing other ideas for the fourth trip to Isla Nubla and its environs with Mark Protosevich. At the event itself last July, Spielberg confirmed that they were working on stories. Fast-forward to today, and Deadline reports that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writing team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are aboard to craft the script.

Given their experiences with genetically tinkered creatures gone wild, they seem like a good call, especially since they were able to inject so much real feeling into what could have been your average ape adventure.

Details are naturally scarce, with Spielberg and co-producer Kathleen Kennedy guarding information like a T-Rex protecting its young. We do know, however, that the man who brought us the first two movies is handing over the megaphone to someone else, as he did with Joe Johnston and Jurassic Park 3.

For now, the project remains snuffling in the development undergrowth, but this is another real sign of life. If you’re craving actual dino footage, however, you’ll have to wait until the original movie arrives back in cinemas with a 3D conversion on July 19, 2013 in the States and possibly the same day here.

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Your Comments

RE: Oh dear
It ain't necessarily so. New writers at this stage of development is not a problem- in fact it's good, it shows a determination to get it right. Many great movies have had many writers polishing scripts. It's mid-filming rewrites that often indicate trouble (Men in Black 3 being a recent example) More

Posted by Mort Grimm at 11:13 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

Jurassic Park's coming back to cinemas in 3D? No need. I saw it on the big screen last year (or the year before), in 2D, and it was every bit as amazing as it always was. As for JP4, well, I didn't mind 3, but this one has to be better. More

Posted by Whistler at 00:52 on 26 June 2012 | Report This Post

This is brilliant news. And poo poo to the haters (and a poo towards my fave mag, Empire, as they WILL give it a low rating if/when it comes out as they hate sequels/prequels. Well, actually you lot are pretty odd about that, as (though he did give it only a few stars) Ian Nathan's review of Prometheus was complaining about the lack of xenomorphs...And that was despite of months before of Ridley Scott SAYING they wouldn't be in it save, perhaps, a tiny reference. Wuv you really. And you Ian Nath More

Posted by Cyberleader at 12:05 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

"Give Me Some Sugar, Baby."
Jeff Goldblum will return for Jurassic Park 4, this time as a half-human experiment pimp gone wrong called Superfly. More

Posted by BenTramer at 03:56 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Too Tount
It hated this show as a child and still do as an adult. More

Posted by burtbondy at 20:37 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

wish spielberg was directing though
but i guess we can't have everything. saw Jaws at the cinema the other day. 35 years since I'd seen it on the big screen. It's where great movies should be and although JP isn't up to the lofty heights of big Bruce, it'd still be good to see it there. no 3D needed though - it just smells of money, never a cool thing More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 20:16 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Can it be on Han's Island?
Eccentric billionaire John Hammond gets involved with Mr Braithwaite to train dinos in kung-fu...John Saxon and Jim Kelly comback optional More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 19:39 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

The Third Island
If it's true that they're setting it on La Isla del Hombre then it should be amazing. A scene with raptors attacking Castle Rushen with be skill. More

Posted by haranjen at 19:24 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Get the Expendables in it...
Make a psuedo Predator version...Arnie takes on the T-Rex 'AAAoorrrghhh' by a waterfall, Sly flying a Terradactyl to rescue POW's and Willis getting split four ways by Raptor's...who knew! Oh and get Jeff Goldblum and Somersaulting daughter in peril for the emotional scenes....ends with dead T-Rex giving birth to Chuck Norris, cue John Williams, now that's a tentpole movie! More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 18:42 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

I've got a better Idea.Why dont they not make a 4th film altogethersize=1]Im a killjoy More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 17:37 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

I'd actually like to see a remake of Jurassic Park where they go ahead and open the park without testing it first, so there are hundreds of people for the dinos to eat rather than just a handful. More

Posted by directorscut at 16:57 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by darko18 at 15:35 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear
Make it an 18 and give the dinosaurs frikkin lasers! More

Posted by Spaldron at 15:19 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Oh dear
L: Tootled Getting new writers suggests to me that this will be an oversized turkey. ou mean a six-foot turkey! More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 14:55 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wasn't the second one a different island?
Yeah, you know it! If only just to watch the T-Rex scene again which is classic Spielberg. Gotta love the Beard. More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:08 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wasn't the second one a different island?
not a 3D hater either, but while i don't see the point in 3DJP, i'll all for the excuse to watch it on a very big screen again. More

Posted by Richard Fi at 12:56 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

The only thing this story has done is remind me of the fact that empire gave Indiana Jones & The kingdom of the crystal skulls 4 stars (left side panel-cant miss it) talk about the t-rex in the room More

Posted by NateDrake007 at 12:55 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Oh dear
Getting new writers suggests to me that this will be an oversized turkey. More

Posted by Tootled at 11:11 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Having Their Jaffa Cake And Eating It...
RotPotA scribes? Can't wait for the huddle scene between a bunch of raptors as they discuss attack tactics, that'll be realistic... More

Posted by Vitamin F at 10:19 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Having Their Jaffa Cake And Eating It...
Good to know that Spielberg was impressed with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. It will be interesting to see what Jaffa and Silver do with this, hopefully they won't just phone it in for a big payday and can impart some of the intelligence and dramatic tension that made Rise such a winner. More

Posted by BenTramer at 09:45 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Wasn't the second one a different island?
Sorry not a 3D hater but Jurassic Park does not need to be converted to 3D it just does not . It's a awesome film has it is, my favourite film of all time. I just think this is pointless.] More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:38 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Wasn't the second one a different island?
And I'll just get in before the 3D haters and say that Jurassic Park would be awesome with a decent conversion. The only thing that could be better is if they also made an IMAX print. F*ck yeah! More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:18 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Dig up Michael Crichton or don't bother. More

Posted by Lazarus munkey at 06:32 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post

Isla Nublar. More

Posted by DarrenBaker at 06:30 on 21 June 2012 | Report This Post


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