Even though we haven’t had a Jurassic Park movie in ten years, it’s remarkable how much nostalgia for the first film remains.
Even James Cameron recently said he would have made the original Jurassic if he had gotten the rights first.
Along with a potential sequel, there have also been reports of a 3D conversion for the first Jurassic, which is still the best of the three, and it’s a natural for the format.
Recently hopes have been raised again for a fourth giant dino flick because the screenwriting team behind Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, came on board to write the script.
In fact, as Collider and Coming Soon report, the script is one of the big hurdles the next Jurassic Park will have to overcome if it’s ever going to be made. As longtime Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy said, “We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense, 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.”
Kennedy added, “It’s really had 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, ‘We have to answer the question,“Why do another on?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it.”
As Kennedy previously told Collider, “We have a very high bar for ourselves because we’re just like the audience. We don’t want to make the movie if there’s not a reason to make the movie.” And indeed, the public would love another Jurassic Park movie, but if it’s not going to be up to snuff, the public won’t come to see it. Remember, the last one, part three, didn’t exactly set the box office on fire.
Although Spielberg reportedly won’t be back to direct, it could still be very cool to see another Jurassic Park if it’s in the right spirit. Of course, just like Raiders will always be the best Indiana Jones flick, the first Jurassic Park will always be the best of the big dino movies.