Special thanks to CHUD contributor Mike Flynn for bringing this to my attention.
It’s hard to believe, but its been 11 years since Jurassic Park III was in theaters. I’ll never forget seeing it, as it was one of the rare times I sat in one of the lower level rows in the theater with my neck crooked up as the entire theater was packed by the time I got in. I still had fun with the film, as seeing Alan Grant back on the bigscreen was cool.
Jurassic Park 4 has been in development hell since that same time period. The most common rumors being that dinosaurs would literally be “weaponized” and they would have guns and maybe some more intelligence (shouldn’t they get Turok in here then?) and other rumors deal with Dennis Nedry’s shaving cream can being discovered and used to breed more dinosaurs. Things have been pretty stagnant aside from Spielberg’s quote of “We’re working on it.”
Spielberg must really be aiming for quality, as now the writers of one of the best films of last year: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, have been hired to script the fourth entry in this Dino Crisis (beaucoup point if you get that reference).
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver did an amazing job with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. It was my top film of 2011 on my best of list, and this only means that Spielberg and co. don’t want just another run of the mill sequel. They want it to be worth the wait.
I just hope they get Goldblum back. Dr. Ian Malcolm was my favorite from the first one, and even though Pete “To collect my fee. Mr. Ludlow. To Collect my fee.” Postlewaite outdid him in the sequel, he was still pretty cool. Seeing Goldblum and a returning Sam Neill together again would be awesome too.