Some movie franchises come out regularly every few years. Then there’s the saga of Jurassic Park. After becoming a smash hit in 1993, the first installment of the series got a sequel by 1997. Jurassic Park III didn’t appear until 2001, and there hasn’t been an addition to the franchise since.
However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t on the way. After all, epic action adventure films about dinosaurs run amok in the modern world are always appealing. However, producers have to be very careful if they’re going to have original cast members back and honor the vision of Steven Spielberg and other filmmakers who had a hand in the original.
According to NME, the script is still being fleshed out. It’s being crafted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who’ve shown they can do creature-oriented tales when they penned Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Kennedy spoke about the process to the news source, saying:
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.
Previous Jurassic Park installments have had trouble with cast continuity. Sam Neill didn’t take part in the second installment, The Lost World, but he did return for Jurassic Park III. However, The Lost World’s star, Jeff Goldblum, was not present in the last film. No word yet on who will anchor the next iteration’s lineup or direct the picture, though Steven Spielberg is attached to produce.