Steven Spielberg still toying with Jurassic Park 4

Brainstorming with Thor’s scriptwriter

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It has been a decade since the last Jurassic Park movie roared onto the big screen, but Steven Spielberg is still interested in continuing the profitable franchise with a fourth outing.

Rumours of a Jurassic Park 4 have done the rounds pretty much ever since the series’ third entry debuted in 2001, grabbing $369m at the box office.

Spielberg is reportedly now throwing some ideas around for a fourquel with Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich, with a possible aim to reboot the franchise.

Universal Studios' reps are keen to stress that at this point the discussions are “purely exploratory”, but if The Beard hits upon an idea, just try and stop him making the movie.

Previously, the deaths of author Michael Crichton and creature designer Stan Winston – two key players in the Jurassic series – looked to have sealed the franchise’s fate. Even star Sam Neill thought it was over.

A fourth Jurassic movie is obviously a big deal for Universal, who now has only one strong franchise in Fast & Furious, and is clearly keen to get another going.

Let's hope a fourth movie, if it happens, returns the franchise to its roots and doesn't turn out to be another cynical, charm-free moneyspinner.

Want a fourth Jurassic movie? Or should the franchise be left alone? Drop us your thoughts below...


    • nacho316

      Jun 16th 2011, 9:04

      Ah go for it cant be any worse than the recent spate of mince sequels and reboots

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    • SiMan

      Jun 16th 2011, 14:28

      Jurrasic Park 4 - Dinosaurs in Space!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 16th 2011, 14:57

      There was a rumour from a "leaked script" about 2 years ago that JP4 would be about dinosaurs that were trained to fight alongside us in the military by giving them dog DNA to make them obedient. I am sure there was even mention of them crossing humans and dinosaurs too!! Please dont let it go down this route!! Does anyone remember a cartoon from about 20-odd years ago called Dino-Riders?? That would be a fun film to see. Also a massive potential toy franchise to go with it. Make it please!!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 16th 2011, 14:59

      By the way, they were fighting alongside us to fight other dinosaurs that now roamed the earth causing mayhem - thats what I remember anyway!

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    • Trickycustomer

      Jun 16th 2011, 16:54

      I really enjoyed Michael Crichton novels for jp and lost world and they do differ a lot in some respects to the films so there would be no shame in remaking them closer to the novels.

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 16th 2011, 20:27

      That script that Monaghan wrote was a ridiculous concept. Strapping guns to dinosaurs has Razzie's written all over it.

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 17th 2011, 7:07 Would love to see this made into a film. I had a feature length animated version on VHS as a kid. Watched it all the time. Had some of the action figures too. The dinosaurs would walk. Wish I still had them - I am 30!!!

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    • TwoBobRuss

      Jun 17th 2011, 7:23

      Just realised that everything I said here is on an article below. Doh!!

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