JURASSIC PARK 4 Update from Producer Kathleen Kennedy
The last bit of news we heard about Jurassic Park 4 was that Universal Pictures had hired Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to write the script. The movie is slowly but surely moving forward and Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy are attached as the film's producers. In a recent interview with Comingsoon Kennedy gave a little update on the project and where it currently stands,
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.
Well, the script has been started and Kennedy says the studio keeps asking when they are going to get it, she then adds with a laugh, "They don't care about the agony we're going through!"
The studio seems very anxious to get moving on the project, so there's a good chance we will end up seeing a fourth Jurassic Park movie, hopefully they have a good story and script like Kennedy and the rest of us want. It's good to know they are concerned about making the fans of the franchise happy. Jurassic Park 3 director Joe Johnston has been kept in the loop of what is going on with the movie and had this to say in a previous interview,
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.
I hope they can pull it off, because I wouldn't mind seeing another one.