Spielberg Spitballing New Jurassic Park
Talking reboot with Mark Protosevich?
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?