Jurassic Park 4 has a pair of screenwriters

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes duo sign on

Jurassic Park 4 is beginning to move closer to fruition with the news that Universal have hired a pair of screenwriters to work on the script. Better still, they’re none other than Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes duo, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Having shown an aptitude for writing super-intelligent, human-thwarting apes, they should feel right at home with Isla Nublar’s cunning velociraptors and their host of scaly friends.

Steven Spielberg has already confirmed that he won’t be returning to direct, but his production partner Kathleen Kennedy remains involved, and she has always stressed that the script will be the most important element of any potential sequel.

“A great script is what it’s gonna take to get a fourth Jurassic Park,” she said at the back end of last year. “We have a very high bar for ourselves because we’re just like the audience, we don’t wanna make the movie if there’s not a reason to make the movie.”

“So we’ve kind of created the dilemma ourselves because it was never intended to be a franchise, so there’s an argument to be made, ‘Why are you doing a fourth Jurassic Park?’ So we’ve gotta find a good reason for why we’re doing a fourth Jurassic Park and we’re in the midst of working on that right now.”

There’s no release date in sight as yet, but fans of the franchise can get their fix when a 3D treatment of the original film arrives in US cinemas on 19 July, with a UK release soon to follow.  

Are you keen for a fourth Jurassic Park? Tell us, below!


    • FBMWilliams

      Jun 21st 2012, 10:21

      I'm a huge fan of the original and am fond of the sequel and not fussed on III, but the idea intrigues me. I'd hate for them to balls it up, but interested to see what a fourth instalment will bring.

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    • Nashnash

      Jun 21st 2012, 10:58

      "So we’ve gotta find a good reason for why we’re doing a fourth Jurassic Park and we’re in the midst of working on that right now." That says it all really. Make it first, then try to think of a good reason for why you made it later.

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    • SiMan

      Jun 21st 2012, 13:14

      The first one is pure class, so I'm willlling to give it a go - just so long as a Velociraptor doesn't stand up tall and yell 'No!' at a human opressor.

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    • Trickycustomer

      Jun 21st 2012, 14:53

      the first two films were great although the novels they were based on were far better! So much great stuff was missed out of the films which was in the novels, makes me wonder if they rebooted jurassic park would they follow the novels even closer?

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 21st 2012, 17:31

      Why not bring George on board and include aliens.....................................

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    • alexr

      Jun 22nd 2012, 15:01

      @Ali1748 The dinosaurs ARE aliens. When they make the prequel, we'll find a race of lizard-like humanoids dissolving themselves into the water supply to create dinosaurs, then several millennia later humans find an 'intivation' to Isla Nublar where we start playing with fossilised dino DNA and we accidentally create something that is 'not a dinosaur' but has Jurassic Park DNA...

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 22nd 2012, 18:10

      LMAO bravo alex.

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    • GREG316

      Jun 24th 2012, 19:51

      Jurassic Park 4 has been a long time coming, i'm wandering if spielbergs production company has left it to late, I would like to see another J.P movie I just hope there is still a market for it, I guess we will see very soon.

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