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    Jurassic Park 4

    While promoting Transformers 3, the best news EVER (well for any JP fan)!!!
    Spielberg wants to go back to Jurassic Park!

    Steven Spielberg Working on 'Jurassic Park 4'

    The legendary director is collaborating with writer Mark Protosevich to once again make his dinos soar.


    By William Bibbiani
    June 16, 2011




    Can you believe it's been ten years since the last Jurassic Park movie? Damn we feel old. But that decade isn't stopping Steven Spielberg from revisiting the groundbreaking movie series. He's in talks with writer Mark Protosevich to come up with a story for Jurassic Park 4.



    Hollywood Reporter is describing the proposed film as a 'reboot,' although it's still in the 'exploratory' phase. Meaning that anything could happen. Years ago a fourth Jurassic Park was reportedly proposed in which the dinosaurs got off the island and re-conquered the earth, forcing humanity to splice dinosaur genes with humans in order to fight them off. There's a good chance that's not what they're doing here, although at the 'exploratory' stage we guess anything is possible.


    Mark Protosevich is a credited screenwriter on such big Hollywood movies as Thor, I Am Legend and Poseidon. He's also making his directorial debut soon with Freakshow, based on his screenplay about a group of teenagers who gain superpowers accidentally and are asked to protect their city after the world's only superhero dies. Steven Spielberg is... Oh, you know who Steven Spielberg is.
    Crave Online will be back with more Jurassic Park 4 news after we finish our doctorate in chaos theory.
    Source: Steven Spielberg Working on 'Jurassic Park 4' | CraveOnline

    Spielberg Working on Story for ‘Jurassic Park 4′

    Published by Jeff Leins on June 16, 2011



    Rumors of a Jurassic Park 4 seem to surface annually, like clockwork or, more appropriately, a painful anniversary. Because while the original Jurassic Park was a formative experience in ‘93, the series deteriorated by the Joe Johnston-directed part III and left sour memories of pterodactyls and lame cop-out endings. In other words, it bears the same diminishing returns as most franchises, including relevant disappointment Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


    Nevertheless, Steven Spielberg is intent on forcing a fourth… again.
    According to the Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg has met twice with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Spielberg’s scrapped Oldboy remake) to “brainstorm” a concept for another visit to dinosaur island. The trade outlet stressed Protosevich hasn’t been officially hired to script anything yet and the discussions are “purely exploratory,” nor has Universal committed to another (why wouldn’t they?), but early discussions are underway.


    It has been a decade since Jurassic Park III, which marked the bitter end for Universal’s lucrative franchise. The series saw diminishing returns at the box office too, starting with the original’s $915 million worldwide (the highest grossing of 1993) to The Lost World’s $619 million (3rd of ‘97 behind MIB and Titanic) to the third’s $369 million (9th in 2001).


    But, again, whispers of a part IV date back for years. Most recently, producer Frank Marshall said “maybe that’s it” after Michael Crichton passed away in 2008, amidst juicy rumors of dinosaurs hilariously strapped with automatic weaponry. But, by January 2010, Johnston declared, “There will be a Jurassic Park IV” before adding, “And it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen. It breaks away from the first three—it’s essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It’s going to be done in a completely different way.”


    Whether or not that means a reboot remains to be seen, and may depend largely on these “brainstorming” sessions. Will a fourth follow the redo path of Sony’s fresh Spider-Man series, or will it forge ahead wildly like the Weinsteins’ Scream 4 (which also over-promised a new trilogy)? Will it happen at all?


    Meanwhile, Spielberg may be in danger of wearing himself thin. On top of wrapping photography on War Horse and preparing for the release of Tintin, Spielberg is casting his Lincoln biopic, producing “Falling Skies” (which I’m told he is very “hands on” with) and the Fox series “Terra Nova” (also involving dinos), overseeing the slow development of an inevitable Indiana Jones 5, and now cracking the story on an unnecessary Jurassic Park four-quel. And that’s just off the top of my head! Where does he find the time?
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    Life Finds A Way: Steven Spielberg Trying to Re-Open ‘Jurassic Park’

    Movie News By Cole Abaius on June 16, 2011

    Sure, the rides were a little bumpy, and there weren’t always dinosaurs visible in the dinosaur park, but Jurassic Park was always fun for the whole family. If you’re like me, Jurassic Park was the film that changed the game for you. A large scale spectacle done right with just the right amount of heart (No Tim!!!) and the right amount of completely forgivable cheesiness.


    The sequels headed down the Slide of Diminished Returns (a ride at the park they shut down due to lawsuits), but maybe starting fresh is exactly what the franchise could use.


    That might be what it’s getting, because The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Steven Spielberg has been having meetings with writer Mark Protosevich to toss around ideas on how to make Jurassic Park 4 a reality.


    Trying to get a new story about dinosaurs in our time off the ground is a fantastic goal, but the baffling part of it is Protosevich. He’s been involved in middling and crappy movies in almost equal measure – I Am Legend, The Cell, Poseidon. It’s hard to understand the writer’s role in production these days, but his name is next to some un-good stuff. Granted, he also has a story credit on Thor, but the finished screenplay was done by a handful of other people. If his involvement in those other projects is to be taken at face value, then he’s shown a profound lack of understanding when it comes to genre. Why Spielberg would make him the go-to on this is a little bit confusing, although it may be the case that he’s a solid idea man who can then hand the baton to another writer for the finished product, and right now it’s all brainstorming anyway.


    Plus, Spielberg was producing the Oldboy remake that Protosevich scripted for Will Smith, so maybe he turned out something impressive for that ultimately doomed project.
    Regardless, opening the gates to Jurassic Park is a fun idea – one that would be made even greater by a new advancement by ILM (if one is going to come). They’ll just need to remember who well practical effects work and face the biggest hurdle in front of them: they’ll never get Sam Neill out of Montana.

    Source: Life Finds A Way: Steven Spielberg Trying to Re-Open ‘Jurassic Park’ | Film School Rejects
    Last edited by JMora; 06-22-2011 at 05:03 PM.

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    Update: The new film just might be a reboot or prequel.
    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has been meeting with screenwriter Mark Protesevich, althoughUniversal (who released the the first three films) and Spielberg’s people both say that they don’t have anyone to write a script yet. Those who are unfamiliar with Protesevich, his most recent story credit is Thor. His notable screenplays include I Am Legend, The Cell and Poseidon, so Jurassic Park 4 would be within his realm of creativity.


    The Jurassic Park franchise hasn’t been touched since 2001, when the third film in the trilogy grossed a weak $369 million dollars compared to the original $915 million that was raked in by the first one directed in 1993. However, since then there has been a major resurgence of 3D effects and great improvements in digital effects so Universal would do well to move Jurassic forward now before 3D hits its peak and drops.


    Second, there is a definitely niche market for sci-films this year with Battle: Los Angeles and Super 8 to just name a couple in the recent months. Aliens, mayhem...so why not dinosaurs too? However, Spielberg should remember to maintain the original feel of the first film and not go too overboard with the effects and throw in 3D for the sake of it (ahem, Tron, anyone?). The reason why the second and third Jurassic films started tanking was because there were too many things going on at once. They got too ahead of themselves and started blowing things up just for the sake of it. The fourth film should take a step back and Universal and Spielberg should re-evaluate where they want the franchise to go.


    A great example would be Universal’s Fast and the Furious franchise, which remains strong because each film stays true to their initial concept of fast cars, muscles and hot women. There's not much else to the plot, but since they use these elements in every film, it works. Anything that veers outside this would surely crash and disintegrate.


    So if a Jurassic Park 4 does come to fruition, these two things are necessary: Spielberg must direct (and not be executive producer like he was on Jurassic 3) and Jeff Goldblum needs to be brought back. He is the heart of the first movie and will be the heart of the fourth. Is it any wonder why Jurassic Park 3 did so poorly?

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    I REALLY hope this is true!!!!!!!! I LOVE JURASSIC PARK

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    I miss Crichton.

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    Quote Originally Posted by jon328 View Post
    I REALLY hope this is true!!!!!!!! I LOVE JURASSIC PARK
    Listen to this as the soudntrack background while reading this feature...

    Spielberg loves dinosaurs since childhood and the whole concept behind Jurassic Park (technology vs Mother Nature), he even stated that Jurassic Park is right behind E.T. as one his favorite films, with Schindler's List behind it.

    Even today's technology has made the idea almost real. Now they can know the age, sex and what kind of skin structure of a specie of dinosaur had (depending how it was found). What's more terrifying, scientist are actually testing on animals (on birds, since they are ancestry of dinosaurs). They have found some genetic code to actually have them grow longer tails, claws, and grow bigger but not yet find the exact scale of inanity of each specie of dinosaur.

    Though, a Rhino DNA makes a prefect brother of Triceratops left over DNA, and the idea isn't so far fetched these days. A 100% preserved bone of specie of dinosaur can hold so much information then we thought. Think, forensics. (How scientists are bringing dinosaurs back to life with the help of the humble chicken | Mail Online)

    Back to Hollwyood, Spielberg sorta forced Michael Crichton to write a sequel to the novel of Jurassic Park, and as any Crichton fan knows. Mr. Crichton doesn't do sequels but since he too loved dinosaurs, he made a decent follow up which was a huge hit.

    The background:
    Spielberg learned of the original novel back on October 1989, while he and Crichton were discussing a screenplay that would become the television series ER. Meanwhile, as the book was breaking records each big wig studio was tossing there contacted directors...

    Warner Bros. wanted Tim Burton, Sony Pictures Entertainment wanted Richard Donner, and 20th Century Fox wanted Joe Dante but in the end Universal eventually won (since Universal was Spielberg's home away from home & best friends with Michael Crichton) acquired all rights on May 1990, for Spielberg. A ride for Universal Studios Hollywood was the first idea but a movie was soon "the" idea. Universal paid Crichton a further $500,000 to adapt his own novel, which he had completed by the time Spielberg was filming Hook. Crichton noted that because the book was "fairly long", his script only had about 10–20 percent of the novel's content (leaving a lot of material for JP4 or prequel)

    The film, directed by Spielberg, was eventually released in 1993, starring Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm (the chaos theorist), and Richard Attenborough, as John Hammond, the billionaire CEO, of InGen. The film would go on to become extremely successful.

    No film had EVER made you believe in dinosaurs (as real animals not fake Hollywood **** monsters) like Jurassic Park!!!

    Dinosuars are the real Dragons, Monsters, & Creatures that humans didn't know what they discovered way back in time. They are the true ancient folk tale of nightmares! Maleficent, King Kong, dragons, etc wouldn't be without the discovery of dinosaur bones.

    so, anyway, Spielberg has been playing around with Jurassic Park 4 for a long while. It's just the right story. After Michael Crichton's death, Kathleen Kennedy stated they would not pursue a part 4 but Spielberg never gave up. Turns out, they found a lot material from Crichton of a possible Jurassic Park 3 novel, and the idea of prequel seems to be the right move or the idea behind the recent comic book (taking place right after part 1 but before The Lost World) really gave Spielberg an idea for a part 4.
    Last edited by JMora; 06-23-2011 at 01:39 AM.

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    UPDATE - the new Jurassic Park will be a reboot.

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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    I would rather see a reboot of Crichton's other "amusement-park-gone-awry", Westworld.

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    FINALLY

    Here’s the press release:
    One of the Most Thrilling & Groundbreaking Motion-Picture Trilogies of All Time Roars onto Blu-ray™ with Breathtaking
    New High-Definition Picture & Perfect Sound
    JURASSIC PARK
    All Three Epic Adventures from Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Plus More Than Two Hours of All-New Bonus Features
    Available on Blu-ray™ For the First Time Ever On October 25, 2011


    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 27, 2011 — The wait is finally over to experience one of the most anticipated motion-picture trilogies of all time like never before when Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III debut as a trilogy set on Blu-ray™ October 25, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s award-winning cinematic franchise, based on the best-selling book by Michael Crichton, generated nearly $2 billion combined at the worldwide box office and featured groundbreaking visual effects that changed the art of movie-making forever. Now, all three epic films have been digitally restored and remastered in flawless high definition for the ultimate viewing experience. Additionally, the films’ visceral sound effects and the unforgettable music from legendary composer John Williams can now be heard in pristine 7.1 surround sound. Arriving in stores just in time for holiday gift giving, this collectible three-movie set also features hours of bonus features, including an all-new, six-part documentary and digital copies of all three films that can be viewed on an array of electronic and portable devices anytime, anywhere. The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy is also available on DVD, as well as in a spectacular Limited Edition Blu-ray Trilogy Gift Set which includes a custom T-rex dinosaur statue.


    “From the moment T-rex first towered over worldwide movie audiences, the Jurassic Park Trilogy has electrifiedfans with its heart-pounding action and awe-inspiring technological innovations,” says Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “With this newly remastered and digitally restored edition, we continue the franchise’s legacy by delivering to home viewers spectacular picture and sound that keeps the films as fresh and visceral now as they were when audiences first experienced them.”


    The Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy features an all-star cast including Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mozzello, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, William H. Macy and Tea Leoni. In addition to the talented cast of actors, the Trilogy features stars of a different magnitude—from the huge Tyrannosaurus rex to the vicious Velociraptor, the Jurassic Park films showcase an extraordinary level of realism and technical innovation brought to life by a talented design team which include: Stan Winston, Live Action Dinosaurs; ILM’s Dennis Muren, Full Motion Dinosaurs; Phil Tippett, Dinosaur Supervisor; Michael Lantieri, Special Dinosaur Effects and Special Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic.
    ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DVD

    • Return to Jurassic Park” – this six-part documentary features all-new interviews with the many of the cast members from all three films, the filmmakers and Steven Spielberg.
      • Dawn of a New Era
      • Making Pre-history
      • The Next Step in Evolution
      • Finding The Lost World
      • Something Survived
      • The Third Adventure

      ADDITIONAL FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY


    • BD-LIVE – Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch exclusive content, the latest trailers, and more!
    • MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
    • pocket BLU: The groundbreaking pocket BLU app uses iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android, PC and Mac to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray player. Plus iPad owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet’s larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU offers advanced features such as:
      • ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live functions with ease.
      • VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
      • MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
      • BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
      • KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.


    The following bonus features also appear on the both the Blu-ray and DVD:

    • The Making of Jurassic Park
    • The Making of The Lost World: Jurassic Park
    • The Making of Jurassic Park III
    • Steven Spielberg Directs Jurassic Park
    • Early Pre-Production Meetings
    • The World of Jurassic Park
    • The Magic of Industrial Light & Magic
    • Location Scouting
    • Phil Tippett Animatics: Raptors In The Kitchen
    • The Jurassic Park Phenomenon: A Discussion with Author Michael Crichton
    • Industrial Light & Magic and Jurassic Park: Before and After The Visual Effects
    • Industrial Light & Magic and The Lost World: Jurassic Park Before & After
    • The Industrial Light & Magic Press Reel
    • A Visit to Industrial Light & Magic
    • Hurricane in Kauai Featurette
    • Dinosaur Turntables
    • The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III
    • Montana: Finding New Dinosaurs
    • Animatics: T-Rex Attack
    • The Special Effects of Jurassic Park III
    • The Sounds of Jurassic Park III
    • The Art of Jurassic Park III
    • Tour of Stan Winston Studio
    • Feature Commentary with Special Effects Team
    • Production Archives: Storyboards, Models, Photographs, Design Sketches and Conceptual Drawings
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • And MORE!


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    Re: Jurassic Park 4

    ^OMG I WANT THIS!!!

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    Jurassic Park was the first movie that actually scared me when I was a teenager - it just felt really, really real. One of the best sci-fis ever made. And if 4 gets made, I'd gladly see it in 3D!

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    is there a part 4 of jurassic park?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24 View Post
    is there a part 4 of jurassic park?
    Do you mean is there a fourth book? If so no, the book series only went to The Lost World, where the differences apparently only further separate the books and films, even though the second novel was written to help facilitate a second film.

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    oh okay thanks. it would be awesome to see the children as adults to be in the part 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTour View Post
    I would rather see a reboot of Crichton's other "amusement-park-gone-awry", Westworld.
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    Enough with the reboots!

    I'm sick of reboots. Why not remake something that barked the first time it came out instead of taking something that worked and redoing it.

    I wasn't a huge fan of the first Jurassic Park film. On the advice of my friends and colleagues I have stayed away from the second film, The Lost World. I worked on the effects for Jurassic Park III while at ILM and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a fun popcorn movie. Plus we had a great team at ILM making it a pleasure to work on. I have to admit I didn't have high expectations for JP3 so when I went to the company screening I was nicely surprised. It is the only film in the series that I have seen more than once. I give a lot of credit to director Joe Johnston.

    I'd prefer a clever sequel to a reboot.

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