Director Steven Spielberg announced at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend that plans are in the works to make a 4th Jurassic Park film. Despite the fact that Jurassic Park III wasn’t very good, fans are still very much interested in a return to the island so news of this 4th film has been met with mostly praise. According to Spielberg, they’ve got the story part worked out and a writer is penning the script. He anticipates JP4 will hit theaters in 2 to 3 years. HMMM.
Twenty years after his Velociraptors and T.rex ruled Jurassic Park, director Steven Spielberg says the maneaters are returning to a movie theater near you — teeth sharpened, and not for the popcorn. Spielberg on Thursday told audiences at the giant Comic-Con International convention in San Diego that he was at work on a new “Jurassic Park” movie, delighting a packed house at the pop culture showcase. “We have a story. We have a writer working on the script, and I think we will see a ‘Jurassic 4′ in our foreseeable future, probably in the next two or three years.” “Jurassic Park” thrilled audiences in 1993 with its modern-day dinosaurs developed from DNA in fossils that wreaked havoc upon a theme park where, instead of enjoying the wonders of science, the guests got eaten. The movie took in $915 million worldwide in its day and spawned two sequels.
I, personally, LOVED both Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park II but thought the third movie was just … bad. It was a nice try but … no. I’m intrigued by this new film. I trust Spielberg and enough time has passed that the dinosaurs can look even more awesome. That being said … Jurassic Park blew my mind so entirely, I doubt any sequel will ever be able to surpass it. At this point, I’ll be cautiously optimistic that another great Jurassic film can be made … but I’m not ready to hold my breath just yet. What do y’all think? Any Jurassic fans out there? Are you excited by this news?