Joe Johnston Talks more about JURASSIC PARK 4
It looks like Jurassic Park 4 is actually going to end up happening. Captain America director Joe Johnston has been talking about it for awhile now, but I don't think anyone took it seriously until news broke that producer Steven Spielberg was working on cracking the story for the film with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend and a story credit on Thor). Johnson has offered up a few more little details on this fourth Jurassic Park film and confirms that the film is being discussed.
We are in discussions about Jurassic Park 4. The most important thing I can tell you is that it starts a new trilogy that will go off in a different direction — a completely different direction that is very exciting, and different from anything we’ve seen. It starts with the history of the first trilogy, but it spins it off in a completely different direction. That’s all I can tell you.
This isn't much different from a previous interview he gave earlier in the year when he said,
Well, there is going to be a Jurassic Park IV. And it's going to be unlike anything you've seen. It breaks away from the first three—it's essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It's going to be done in a completely different way. That's pretty much all I can tell you.
So Jurassic Park 4 is going to be different from anything we've seen, and it will go in a completely different direction than the previously released films. I'm really interested to see what it is they are planning. At this point we can only speculate about where they are going to take the franchise, but it doesn't sound like they will be taking the story back to the island. Maybe the dinosaurs have gone mainstream? Maybe they've multiplied and are taking over the world. Perhaps it will be a post-apocalyptic film with dinosaurs, and the humans are in a situation where they are forced to survive in this dino ridden world.
Where do you think they plan on taking the story for this new Jurassic Park trilogy?