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Last June, it was announced that Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver had been hired to write the script for Jurassic Park IV, showing one of the first real signs that the third sequel in the hit franchise was definitely underway and that the story is in good hands.

While at a press brunch celebrating the 30th anniversary of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and its upcoming Blu-ray release on October 9th, Jurassic Park producer Kathleen Kennedy was able to give a brief, yet insightful update on the status of Jurassic Park IV. Hit the jump to read what she had to say!


“Writing, writing, writing. 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. It’s tough. 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.”

“[The studio] is just like, ‘When?! They don’t care about the agony we’re going through!”

It is definitely good to know that they are at least trying to figure out a good reason to make a fourth film. While I personally enjoyed the first sequel, The Lost World, and to an extent Jurassic Park III, it has to be admitted that the franchise was losing more and more steam with each sequel that was produced, hence the reason there has not been another film in the franchise in over a decade. The first Jurassic Park was such a groundbreaking success that, if a third sequel is to be made, it has to be worthy of the first film’s legacy.

Still no word on who will direct the film, or a time-frame for the film’s release. Stay tuned as more details emerge!

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