Sunday, June 24, 2012

‘Jurassic Park IV’ Gets Writers

There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about a fourth installment in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park franchise, and according to, the project is finally moving forward in a major way. Universal Studios is reportedly setting Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver to scribe the next installment in the dinosaurs-chase-humans series, with Spielberg onboard to produce alongside Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.

I caught Rise of the Planet of the Apes long after it debuted in theaters, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I cared about the titular primates who might or might not have risen up against their human oppressors by the end of the film. Keeping that in mind, I’m curious to see what Jaffa & Silver have in mind for Spielberg’s time-displaced theme park monsters run amok. And although I’m not the biggest proponent of 3D filmmaking, there’s a lot that could be done with this series using the technology.

It’s encouraging that Jurassic Park IV has writers, but the big question remains: Who will direct?

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