CATEGORIES Movie NewsAhh, faded youth. Don't we all like to revisit our past, if only briefly in our mind's eye, to bask in the glow of days gone by? If you're Steven Spielberg, you get to go to the past in a biiiiiigggg way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg is toying with the idea of excavating Jurassic Park, to the point of having conversations with screenwriter Mark Protosevich ('I Am Legend,' 'Thor') to brainstorm ways to reboot the franchise.
A fourth 'Jurassic Park' would be a win-win for everyone involved. Given the state of CGI and 3D technology today, Spielberg could tap into his inner boy (and audiences) with spectacular effects that would put to shame those used in the original films, which are prehistoric (sorry) by now. And Universal would hopefully revive a money-making franchise that would pump plenty of cash onto the NBC and Comcast's corporate coffers.
The last 'Jurassic Park' outing was 2001 (the Jack Johnson–directed 'Jurassic Park III') and even though that film pulled in only a third of the box office of the original, it still grossed $369 million worldwide for Universal. (Spielberg directed the first two films, 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park').
According to THR, Spielberg has met twice with Protosevich to fashion a story for the potential film. Both Universal and Spielberg's office told THR that no one has been engaged to write a script and that the discussions have been purely exploratory. But still, where there's smoke, there's fire.
We just hope that a fourth 'Jurassic Park' doesn't end up like the fourth George Lucas / Spielberg Indiana Jones outing -- a mockery of itself.
What do you think about a fourth 'JP'?