Kathleen Kennedy on Jurassic Park 4

News Simon Brew 28 Sep 2012 - 07:18

Work continues on Jurassic Park 4, as producer Kathleen Kennedy gives an update on the film…

The long-mooted fourth Jurassic Park movie went from a possible project to a probable one earlier this year, when producer Frank Marshall said that “it will be on the screen within two years”. For that to happen, the film needs to move into production next year, and while promoting the Blu-ray release of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, co-producer Kathleen Kennedy was asked how things were going with the film.

”Writing, writing, writing”, she told Coming Soon. “"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”.

“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”.

On the writing front, the last we heard was that Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa had been recruited to take a crack at the screenplay. They’re the pair who penned Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, amongst others.

More news on Jurassic Park 4 when we get it…

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I hope this is worthy - but all too oft long delayed sequels fail to live up to the originals. Fingers crossed.

Please stop with this franchise. It's dead and buried. All you can do now is remake it like they have done with Batman, Superman and Robocop.

Can't be worse than Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And I just hope Sam Neill is involved somehow!

The JP universe it self is now vast - you have to think of its creator was a very intellegent man and used science to reason his story. Now fair dues it wasn't accurate science but it was and still is plausable
What they need to do is keep it in the same timeline and create a trilogy - The Nolans are smart for this as they understand the concept of story telling, a story has a beginning middle and end. Whether you liked his Batman Films or not thats what it gave use and it worked well imo.
We need them to go back to the science and tie it all up, none of this; "someone is lost, lets go rescue them" crap we got in 2 and 3.
Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum in some how, as the characters played off each other and that was made the first one enjoyable imo.
If they can pull all that off it will be worth a watch

It's sweet that some Hollywood writers still pretend they don't write sequels when they aren't needed. It's like the one line they have to say when asked.

Lets hope its better than the 3rd one

Please, you clearly know nothing about film. There's a huge difference between a reboot and a remake. Doesn't mean it doesn't lift elements, but there's a huge difference between Christopher Nolan's Batman and Tim Burton's, is there not?

With CGI as it is, even if the plot is a let down it gots to be watchable as a visual spectacle alone
A bit like Prometheus had plot holes, but it looked so awesome on a cinema screen it was still worth the wait

Sounds like she's feeling the pressure, wouldn't be too optimistic about this being good but damn I haven't seen T-Rex in the cinema since I was like 10. Bring this to IMAX and i'll be there.

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