If you’ve not had your fill of dinosaurs lately, then fret no more. Frank Marshall has recently announced that a new installment of the Jurassic Park franchise is on its way. The first one was released way back in 1993 (at a time when many of our readers may not have even been alive) and the “newest” sequel, Jurassic Park 3 made its run more than ten years ago. The fourth has been a rumor for some time now, but looks to be on track at last.
This Nerdbastard is under the opinion that this series got steadily less interesting as they went along, though box office dollars speak a different story. Hopefully, ten-plus years of limbo may bring new life to the franchise and create something worth watching for more than gratuitous dinosaur mayhem.
Current status has Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (both of Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame) on to write the new script, Frank Marshall producing and Steven Spielberg “involved” but not directing. Casting and other important positions are still up for grabs.
Marshall has said that the newest installment will keep in line with the stories already told in the previous three films, yet will take the series in a new direction. This will not be a reboot or a remake, just another chapter in the ongoing dino-saga.
Jurassic Park IV is on a timetable to be released within the next two years, with rumors of summer 2014 floating about. It shall showcase some shiny new special effects mixed with the classic animatronics that made the first three look realistic – none of that all-CGI nightmare animation that seems to dominate the movie scene lately.
What do you think, loyal Nerdreaders? “Hurrah for dinosaurs!” or “What’s the freakin’ point?”
Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up on this one.