jurassic park update

If you’ve been in desperate need of more giant dinosaurs running around in the modern age, look no further than Jurassic Park 4.  This long talked about fourth installment in the Steven Spielberg franchise appears to be underway and the studios have even gone so far as to slot a release date in 2014.

The new flick will be based on a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (the Rise of the Planet of the Apes duo).  That script has reportedly just been turned in and so the production is ready to go.  Universal announced the exact release as June 13th, 2014 and though Spielberg himself will not be directing, he will be hanging around as a producer.  The new film will also, no duh, be shot in 3D.

So yea, there will be more Jurassic action coming our way in about a year-and-a-half.  In the meanwhile, if we figure out who’s going to be directing it and starring in it, or even what the damn thing will be about (aside from rampaging dinosaurs), we’ll let you know.


Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

After all these long years a fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series is being seriously pushed along.  Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy are acting as producers for the new flick and in a recent interview with Comingsoon, Kennedy had a few things to say about its progress.  Though from what she had to say, they haven’t got too much done so far.

Writing, writing, writing. It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.

She also added that the fourth in the franchise is really the start of a completely new trilogy run, so we should expect Jurassic Park 5 and 6 to be following close behind the fourth.  With the huge money-makers these films have been in the past, I don’t see anything stopping the studios from making them.

Rich Jaffa and Amanda Silver of Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame are set to write the script, so it’s up to them now.  With such a positive outlook from the studio, which seems eager to get the ball rolling on this thing, we’ll likely see Jurassic Park 4 before too long.


Thanks to geektyrant for bringing us the good news.