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Title: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on July 16, 2003, 10:22:10 PM
A Jurassic Park IV Draft is Complete
Source: Sci Fi Wire

Producer Kathleen Kennedy tells Sci Fi Wire that novelist William Monahan has completed a first draft of the script for Jurassic Park IV. Kennedy said that the third sequel will move off the islands of the first three films.

"Let's just say it takes place someplace else," she said in an interview. "It will not be green. We will not go back to the jungle."

Monahan makes his screenwriting debut on the upcoming Ridley Scott film Tripoli, which is what attracted Kennedy to the writer. "[Tripoli is a] very different genre than what we're talking about doing with Jurassic, which is why I'm excited about Jurassic, because I think he'll bring something to it that's going to make it feel fresh."

The site goes on to say that no director has been approached yet and that Kennedy and Steven Spielberg will likely act as producers, with plans for a 2005 release.
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Box-Office Magazine spoke with Keira Knightley recently and was asked whether there was any truth to Net rumours that Spielberg was interested in her for the fourth movie - "It's true! I didn't think anybody knew about that! It was so amazing because I've been a big fan of the original film for years. Steven said he liked my work in Bend It Like Beckham and wanted to meet me. I think Sam Neill really pushed for me as well, 'cause we had worked together before on [BBC TV series] Doctor Zhivago. There were actually two roles in Jurassic Park IV Steven thought I might fit. First there was the granddaughter part, which wasn't all that big a role, she was only in it at the beginning. The other part he was considering for me was substantially larger, but I won't go into any details in case I make Steven angry (laughs). I truly don't know if I'll end up getting either part or not. The script is pretty much locked down, but I think they're still working on final drafts at the moment. But just to be even considered by Steven Spielberg was a humbling honour".
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: TheVoiceOfNick on July 17, 2003, 11:59:49 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Box-Office Magazine spoke with Keira Knightley recently and was asked whether there was any truth to Net rumours that Spielberg was interested in her for the fourth movie - "It's true! I didn't think anybody knew about that! It was so amazing because I've been a big fan of the original film for years. Steven said he liked my work in Bend It Like Beckham and wanted to meet me. I think Sam Neill really pushed for me as well, 'cause we had worked together before on [BBC TV series] Doctor Zhivago. There were actually two roles in Jurassic Park IV Steven thought I might fit. First there was the granddaughter part, which wasn't all that big a role, she was only in it at the beginning. The other part he was considering for me was substantially larger, but I won't go into any details in case I make Steven angry (laughs). I truly don't know if I'll end up getting either part or not. The script is pretty much locked down, but I think they're still working on final drafts at the moment. But just to be even considered by Steven Spielberg was a humbling honour".


I guess it helps to have been in a movie by Steven's best friend, George.


Nick
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on August 21, 2003, 02:06:50 PM
Keira Knightley Signed for Jurassic Park 4?
Source: LDJW Films , Latino Review

LDJW Films reports that Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl star Keira Knightley has signed to star in Jurassic Park IV, set for a summer 2005 release.

The third sequel is written by William Monahan and producer Kathleen Kennedy previously said, "Let's just say it takes place someplace else. It will not be green. We will not go back to the jungle."
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: eward on August 22, 2003, 12:25:58 AM
oh joy






they should have cut it off after 93
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on April 12, 2005, 01:23:07 PM
Status of Jurassic Park IV
Slowly but surely, it's coming.
 
In an interview with Cinemania magazine (and reported at Dark Horizons), effects wizard Stan Winston revealed why the fourth Jurassic Park film isn't in production yet, and the reason will be a familiar one to frustrated fans of Indiana Jones: the screenplay is still under revision, and will be until the producer (Steven Spielberg) is completely happy. Jurassic Park IV isn't just a money grab, it's an attempt to make one more good movie out of a popular franchise that still has potential left.

"...Things have somewhat slowed on the development of the film, as Steven [Spielberg] wasn't very enthused with the first couple of screenplay drafts. I think he felt neither of them balanced the science and adventure elements effectively. It's a tough compromise to reach, as too much science will make the movie too talky, but too much adventure will make it seem hollow. So we're sort of on hold at the moment, just waiting for the written word to be in place, and then it's full steam ahead, baby!"

It's great to hear that Spielberg continues to take the science of Jurassic Park seriously - despite the somewhat outlandish premise of the entire series. As noted before, Dr. Jack Horner, a renowned palaeontologist, is working with Spielberg and the rest of the team to keep the film realistic in its portrayal of dinosaurs.

Winston also related that reuniting with the Jurassic Park group is something he greatly looks forward to. "We're all very excited at the prospect of working together again, because doing a Jurassic movie is like a big family reunion. Everyone pretty much knows everyone else, so it's a lot of fun. I also enjoy the challenge of once again raising the bar and bringing the world something extraordinary."
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on September 14, 2005, 08:33:19 PM
Jurassic Park IV Script and Poster?
New dino flick may come next year.

With news on the upcoming fourth Jurassic Park movie coming pretty infrequently; it's good to hear a rumor that there is a script for the anticipated flick that's begun floating around inside Hollywood. In fact, photos of the alleged screenplay and images of a supposed teaser poster surfaced this week at Rope of Silicon.com.

From the screenplay excerpts shown, it appears that the characters of both Sam Neill and Vince Vaughn are a part of the story. This confirms what we've heard on earlier occasions, that much of the original cast could get in on Jurassic Park IV.

The poster is nothing special but matches the designs of the previous films well. The dinosaur shown this time is supposedly the "spitter" from the first Jurassic Park, a species that may have more screen time in the new sequel.

(http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/article/650/650862/JP4-poster_1126717899.jpg)

The poster suggests that the movie is targeting a summer, 2006 release; that seems unlikely, however, unless production gets underway soon. We'll let you know if we hear of any more progress.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: matt35mm on September 14, 2005, 11:24:26 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
(http://ffmedia.ign.com/filmforce/image/article/650/650862/JP4-poster_1126717899.jpg)

The poster suggests that the movie is targeting a summer, 2006 release...

Is that really the correct word in this case?
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: polkablues on September 14, 2005, 11:32:53 PM
The poster implies that movie will be called "Jurassic Park IV".  And hints that Amblin Entertainment will be somehow involved.




God, we're a bunch of smartasses.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: 72teeth on September 15, 2005, 02:58:15 AM
Quote from: polkablues
The poster implies that movie will be called "Jurassic Park IV".  And hints that Amblin Entertainment will be somehow involved.




God, we are a bunch of smartasses.


We, Polka, we...

yes we are.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on January 25, 2006, 03:06:28 PM
JP IV on Backburner
Focus on other films right now.

Despite Spielberg's enthusiasm and other preparation in progress, the next Jurassic Park remains on the backburner. Frank Marshall, who is producing the dinosaur flick, has other major projects on the go as well, and those will be taking priority for the next few years.

Marshall explained his schedule during an interview with iFMagazine:

"[Jurassic Park IV] is kind of off the radar. We've got [The Bourne Ultimatum] here [he indicates at the top of the table he's sitting behind], we've got [Indiana Jones 4] here, [indicates a little further back] and we have Jurassic back here [far back - almost at the edge of table]. Steven's obviously been pretty busy the last year, so we haven't focused on that yet. But we will."

Indiana Jones 4 is still not a sure thing, of course. If no announcement on that is made within the next few months, the new Jurassic Park could take its place on Spielberg's and Marshall's schedules.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: eward on January 25, 2006, 11:44:38 PM
or they should just, y'know, not do it
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: pete on January 26, 2006, 12:05:55 AM
...unless they have a bigger awesomer gorilla in costa rica.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on February 21, 2006, 01:25:04 PM
Jurassic Park IV Script Ready
Good news for dino lovers.

Just a month or so ago, producer Frank Marshall said that Jurassic Park IV was on the back-burner, but now it looks like it's time to turn up the heat! The fourth installment in the dino adventure franchise could be coming to the big screen sooner than we thought...

Marshall now says they have a "good script," and the idea is to start shooting the film next year (2007) and get it into theaters in 2008.

That said, Marshall and Steven Spielberg have other priorities at the moment — particularly Indiana Jones IV — but it sounds at last like things may be coming together for both highly-anticipated projects.

Considering the delays JP4 has faced, can Marshall and Spielberg get all the important Jurassic cast members to return as originally planned? It'll be interesting to see whether Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum want to deal with prehistoric reptiles and avians once again.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Pubrick on February 22, 2006, 09:15:00 AM
It'll be interesting to see whether Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum want to deal with prehistoric reptiles and avians once again.
their accountants say.. yes.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Ultrahip on February 27, 2006, 10:56:48 PM
maybe not goldblum's, he's still rolling in all that Life Aquatic money...
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on April 19, 2006, 11:11:54 AM
Jurassic Park 4 Next Year
Writers are starting over.

Back in February and again in March, producer Frank Marshall confirmed that a script for Jurassic Park IV was ready, and that delays were due to other projects he and producer/director Steven Spielberg had going. Marshall is currently gearing up for The Bourne Ultimatum, and he'll be overseeing Spielberg's efforts on the next and final Indiana Jones film afterwards.

Since then, however, the next film in everyone's favorite dino-centric film franchise seems to have suffered another setback. When asked by Empire Online during an interview about the status about the movie, he said that JP4 was returning to the drawing board.

Have they started writing the script yet?
No. They have an idea. That's why it's going to take a while, that'll be the end of next year probably.


Nevertheless, Marshall appeared optimistic that JP4 will begin production next year, around the same time as Indiana Jones 4. He added that Spielberg would be unavailable to direct because of his schedule making Indy. Even so, Spielberg "puts his name on everything - just in case!"

Marshall did not comment further on JP4, except to say that they had some fun characters planned. "I'm sure there will be some quirky characters in the movie. It's always attractive, people love to be in those movies."
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on September 18, 2006, 07:38:27 AM
Spielberg May Direct Jurassic Park IV Himself!
Source: Cinema Blend

We've been hearing about Jurassic Park IV for awhile, but with all the Indiana Jones talk it seemed like it was being put on the back burner by Spielberg. That may no longer be the case.

Sky News is reporting that Spielberg is eager to get it moving and may actually consent to direct the fourth installment himself. Steven directed the first two Jurassic Park movies, but Joe Johnston took over for the less successful third one. Apparently Johnston is still Spielberg's first choice to direct number four, but if Johnston can't or won't do it, then Spielberg will hop back into the dino-director's chair.

Jurassic Park is currently slated for a wide release some time in 2008, so if they're going to hit that target Spielberg will have to make up his mind soon. The fact that he's interested in doing it indicates that whatever script they're using, the may actually have something good this time. Is there more territory left to be explored in the Jurassic Park? Spielberg seems to think so.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: SiliasRuby on September 18, 2006, 11:50:23 AM
If Spielburg does it, I'll go.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: modage on September 18, 2006, 12:50:16 PM
i doubt this would ever happen.  and i hope it doesnt.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Gold Trumpet on September 18, 2006, 02:48:41 PM
I'll see this regardless of the director. Lost World had a terribly weak story and Speilberg didn't out direct it. The series just needs a good story.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: killafilm on September 20, 2006, 03:27:17 PM
Anyone remember the script review on AICN awhile back? With the dino-police? Was that even real? IMDB for whatever it's worth still has John Sayles listed as one of the writers.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on September 21, 2006, 09:00:05 PM
UPDATE: Steven Spielberg not directing 'JPIV' Redux
Source: SpielbergFilms

Originally published 9/17/06: Internet rumors are a lot like the work of "Jurassic Park's" John Hammond, yet without the lysine deficiency built in since the damned things don’t know when to die. Reporters like to clone one another's work without so much as checking sources, and these cloned rumors run amok across the web, sometimes appearing extinct only to rear their heads again another day. Such is the rumor that Steven Spielberg would be personally directing "Jurassic Park IV." It only took six months since we last debunked this rumor through Spielberg's offices (this past March we reported that Amblin stated in no uncertain terms that Spielberg would not be directing the film) for the rumor mongering to begin fresh, and yet, film website Cinema Blend, sourcing the very untrustworthy source Sky News has started the rumors anew.

The talk most likely followed on the heels of the recent reports that "Jurassic Park III" director Joe Johnston had been offered the director's chair on the third "Mummy" film by Universal. As Steven Spielberg told us this past July, Johnston has dibs on the fourth "Jurassic" adventure, yet with the potential that Johnston will move on to the "Mummy" franchise, the Internet rumor mill started churning away in chat boards and now websites proper.

Here's the catch: while Spielberg's offices didn't have any new news on the status of "Jurassic Park IV" this week, Johnston has yet to officially sign on to the third "Mummy" film. Furthermore, Johnston's participation in a "Mummy" film wouldn't necessarily cancel out his work on "Jurassic Park IV" if Universal and Amblin chose to schedule "Jurassic Park" around Johnston's work on Universal's other big franchise. To jump from presuming Johnston's out to Spielberg is directing (despite Spielberg's being chin deep in development on "Indiana Jones IV," the "Lincoln" biopic and "Interstellar") is a big presumption without any official or quasi-official word to back it up. At this writing, Sky News, Cinema Blend, nor any other sources carbon copying this rumor from one another have offered up anything even close to any source, let alone a credible source.

As Steven Spielberg's career has shown us in the past, anything can happen, but at this point, there is absolutely nothing to indicate that Johnston has passed on returning to the "Jurassic Park" series or that Spielberg will be retaking the reins.

UPDATE: Don't take my word for it? Take it from the source. Steven Spielberg's offices told SpielbergFilms.com today that, "You are indeed correct, Steven will not be directing Jurassic Park IV... Thanks for your debunking!"

It's the same thing they told us in March, and as stated above, the song remains the same no matter how loud the chorus of gossip grows online.

"Jurassic Park IV" is currently in development at Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Steven Spielberg will serve on the film as executive producer, and any way you slice it, once the film is released, it'll surely be an exciting time out at the movies!
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Bethie on January 23, 2007, 01:53:00 AM
talking to the new girl at work about Jurassic Park

me: oh, look, someone forgot their book.
haley: no, it's mine. I have to read it for genectics class.
me: why don't you just watch the movie?
haley: I can't. The teacher told us we can't do that.
me: yeah, thats what they all say though.
haley: he said the book tells a lot more about genectics than the movie does
me: *picks up the book* Jurassic park, written by, Steven Spielberg.

the newbie still didn't get it.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Ravi on January 26, 2007, 05:05:33 PM
Its no Billy and the Clonesaurus.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on April 07, 2007, 10:06:41 AM
Laura Dern Talks Jurassic Park 4
Source: Collider

Year of the Dog star Laura Dern told Collider.com that Jurassic Park 4 is moving forward and that her character, Ellie Sattler, will be back.

Dern said she received a phone call from Steven Spielberg. "I'm told it's happening and I'm told they're calling me. I'm told that Ellie Sattler is involved in it."

Asked if she would be interested in returning to the role, Dern said "it's hard to say no to [Spielberg] cause he's always got something totally genius up his sleeve so we'll see what they have in mind. But I don't know anything about it at this point."

Dern revealed that they are thinking about starting the fourth installment within the year for a possible 2008 release.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on August 13, 2007, 01:31:08 PM
'Jurassic Park IV' Story Details Revealed, Casting Begins!
Source: Bloody-Disgusting     

Bloody-Disgusting learned this weekend that Universal Pictures has officially begun casting for Jurassic Park IV, which will film in Kauai, Hawaii later this year! Laura Dern confirmed her return to the franchise as Dr. Ellie Sattler here as Sam Neill will NOT return. We're told that the film is about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. Based on the I can now safely declare that this franchise has entered 'ridiculous sequel mode'. Watch for more news soon.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Sleepless on September 29, 2007, 10:06:34 AM
In an interview with FX man Stan Winston about Terminator 3, Stan made some comments about the new Jurassic Park. This is in the latest issue of BOXOFFICE magazine.


SW- All I can say at this stage is that it's extremely exciting. If you thought we sent the world into dino-mania back in 1993, hah! You ain't seen nothin' yet. If dinosaurs are big now, they're going to be huge come 2005.

So can't wait for 2005!!

We're told that the film is about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.

Yes I can  :doh:
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on December 08, 2008, 11:50:44 AM
Jurassic Park Closed?
Producers say franchise may be over.
by Orlando Parfitt, IGN UK

It seems the Jurassic Park franchise might have come to an end.

ComingSoon.net reports that Park producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy told journos that the long-gestating fourth installment in the dino-series will now NOT go ahead.

Kennedy says there are no developments on the long-rumored Jurassic Park IV. "You know, when [JP author] Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it," she explains.

There has been a news blackout on the project for a while, with the last info we had on the hotly-anticipated sequel being JP 3 helmer Joe Johnston distancing himself from the film last year.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on January 14, 2010, 04:39:40 PM
A New 'Jurassic Park' Trilogy Is On Its Way With A 'Completely Different' Approach
Source: MTV

Is it possible that we'll actually take a return trip to "Jurassic Park" at some point in the future? Judging by the amount of Hollywood remakes, retreads and reboots, it's more or less a certainty that the dinosaur-filled franchise will rear its head again before too much longer.

"Jurassic Park III" director Joe Johnston spoke about the topic at length in an interview with Box Office, during which he also described his upcoming work on "The First Avenger: Captain America." According to the filmmaker, not only will we see future installments of "Jurassic Park," those films will also go in a brand new direction.

"There is going to be a 'Jurassic Park IV,'" said Johnston. "And it's going to be unlike anything you've seen. It breaks away from the first three — it's essentially the beginning of the second 'Jurassic Park' trilogy. It's going to be done in a completely different way."

Different you say? Different as in dinosaurs in space? Dinosaurs in prison? Dinosaurs... in love?!?! At this point, it's just too early to say exactly what direction the new series is going in, but Johnston insists that there are more films on the way.

"If they keep working — and if audiences keep going to them — there's no reason why there wouldn't be," he said. "We just want to make them justified in their own right. We don't want to make sequel after sequel just because there's a market for it. We want to tell different, interesting stories. You don't want to just sell hamburger."

No, you don't. You want to sell dinoburger. Dinoburgers that can communicate not just with each other but also with particularly savvy paleontologists.

Oh, Hollywood. Can nothing stay pure anymore?
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on June 15, 2011, 11:54:42 PM
Steven Spielberg Brainstorming 'Jurassic Park 4' with Writer Mark Protosevich (Exclusive)
Will Universal reboot the lucrative but faded dinosaur franchise?
Source: THR

Steven Spielberg has dinosaurs back on the brain lately. In addition to the impending launch of the television series Terra Nova on Fox in the fall, Spielberg has been meeting with screenwriter Mark Protosevich to kick around ideas for how to re-boot the Jurassic Park franchise. Several years ago, the Oscar-winning director worked with Protosevich on a potential remake of Chan-wook Park's Oldboy that was to star Will Smith. That film ran into rights problems and didn't come to fruition, but Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park films and was an executive producer on the third, has since met twice with Protosevich to fashion a story for a potential fourth film in the franchise. Both Universal, which released the trilogy, and Spielberg's camp stress that no one has been engaged to write a script and that the discussions have been purely exploratory. But the idea is kind of a no-brainer. The franchise, born of the late Michael Crichton's 1990 novel, has been in stuck in amber since 2001, when Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III from a script by Peter Buchman, Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. That last entry signaled the series' fading fortunes, as it grossed just $369 million worldwide --Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park grossed $915 million and $619 million, respectively. Spielberg's original 1993 film adaptation, which came on the heels of James Cameron's groundbreaking Terminator 2: Judgment Day, greatly advanced CGI technology (courtesy of ILM) in its depiction of colossal dinosaurs re-animated in the modern day. With the recent rebirth of 3D and soaring improvements in digital design marshaled by everyone from Cameron to Pixar, Jurassic Park is ripe for evolution into a 21st century phenomenon. And Universal could use the revived sci-fi tentpole.The Fast and the Furious franchise remains healthy, but The Mummy has lost momentum, the Bourne series lost star Matt Damon (a reboot with Jeremy Renner is in the works) and Van Helsing, The Wolfman and Land of the Lost never caught fire. Battleship remains a gamble for summer 2012 but could spark a new alien-related franchise. Stampeding dinosaurs endangering humans, fighting each other and smashing things never gets old, and Cameron showed how far an ambitious filmmaker can push an integrated, immersive 3D world with Avatar. A new Spielberg-produced Jurassic Park that takes full advantage of those tools could be (pre)historic. The CAA-repped Protosevich recently had a story credit on Marvel Studios' Thor, and he is working on an adaptation of the Ape Entertainment comic Freakshow that he would also direct. He co-wrote the screenplay for I Am Legend and wrote both The Cell and Poseidon. The CAA-repped Spielberg is finishing up The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn for Paramount and War Horse for DreamWorks/Disney, both scheduled for holiday releases. He next plans to direct Lincoln for DreamWorks/Touchstone.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Mr. Merrill Lehrl on June 16, 2011, 01:48:22 AM
with Writer Mark Protosevich

(http://photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/FSA/FSA457/x11033276.jpg)
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Pubrick on June 16, 2011, 08:17:33 PM
A new Spielberg-produced Jurassic Park that takes full advantage of those tools could be (pre)historic.

No.. no.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Sleepless on June 21, 2012, 11:58:51 AM
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) have been hired to write JP4. (http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=34340)
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on January 11, 2013, 07:03:08 PM
BREAKING: Universal Sets Date For ‘Jurassic Park 4′
BY THE DEADLINE TEAM

Universal Pictures has set a release date for Jurassic Park 4, which will be shot in 3D and come out June 13, 2014. Steven Spielberg is returning to produce the next installment of the franchise, the last of which came out in July 2001. This comes after the studio has made plans to rerelease the original Jurassic Park in a remastered 3D version in April. Spielberg, whose latest film Lincoln was just nominated for 12 Oscars, this week put his sci-fi pic Robopocalypse on hold; he was scheduled to direct that this spring, but had a new take on the project and decided to retool. There had been speculation that Spielberg would tackle the widely rumored Moses epic Gods And Kings, but this project appears to be officially on his front burner.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on March 14, 2013, 04:34:35 PM
Colin Trevorrow to Direct JURASSIC PARK 4
Source: Collider

Late last year, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) was a dark horse candidate in the running for the director’s chair of Star Wars: Episode VII; now it looks as if he’ll be helming the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series.  Trevorrow had teased fans about directing a film with a significant fan base and the rumor mill quickly lumped him into the Star Wars discussion.  Not long after that, word came out that Trevorrow would be writing and possibly directing a remake of Flight of the Navigator; nothing to scoff at, but certainly not Star Wars.  With today’s news that he’ll be directing Jurassic Park 4, now we know the fan base he was hinting at all along.

Deadline reports that Trevorrow is the man to helm the return to Jurassic Park for Universal Pictures.  The director made his feature debut at Sundance with Safety Not Guaranteed and has only a short, a documentary and a TV movie to his other directorial credits.  Reported as being a big fan of the billion-dollar franchise, Trevorrow met with studio execs and filmmakers who “felt he would preserve and protect the characters in the story they created.”  It goes without saying that this is a huge get for the young director.  Here’s what producer Frank Marshall had to say via Twitter:

Frank Marshall ‏@LeDoctor
Thrilled to have director on JP4, Colin Trevorrow, an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park.

While a 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park, based on Michael Crichton’s novel, is opening in theaters starting April 5th, work can now move forward on Jurassic Park 4 scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).  Frank Marshall is producing with Patrick Crowley, and Steven Spielberg is executive producer.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Lottery on March 14, 2013, 09:01:55 PM
What an odd choice. But then again, if this was 1978, none of would have suspected Irvin Kershner for Empire.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: MacGuffin on June 21, 2013, 03:20:45 PM
Exclusive (Spoilers): Awesome details on the story and concept for Jurassic Park IV!
Source: JoBlo

With all the news about JURASSIC PARK 4 finally getting underway we've heard almost nothing about the story or concept of the film. Director Colin Trevorrow has teased a few things so far, including a trip back to Isla Nublar, the island where JURASSIC PARK originated in Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, as well as a "new dinosaur" that will make us "keep the lights on after you see this movie." And that's where the details end, minus the reveal of the new logo (above - which I think will eventually change). Well, today you're going to find out a lot more than you knew before, which will likely get you damned excited for the next installment.

Our trusted and reliable source has indicated the overall concept of the film, which sounds pretty great and meets up with Trevorrow saying his goal for the film is to "want people to feel like it's the last day of 6th grade again."

Jurassic Park 4 will be in 3D (apparently shot in the format, rather than post-converted). Casting has not yet begun for the film, so rumors of Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, etc. are not accurate (yet, anyway). The story breaks down like this:

JURASSIC PARK 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe - until it's not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino's for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there's concept art showing one of the aquatic dino's, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.

As part of a show, you ask? That's right, folks, this will feature "tamed" dino's. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex - until they're not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.

So, to sum it all up, JURASSIC PARK 4 will take place back on Isla Nublar with a fully operational dinosaur theme park (I'm sure no expense was spared) that's both prosperous and safe, until a new dinosaur figures out a way to wreak havoc, causing the use of the now tamed Velociraptors (and T-Rex? Unclear) as a means to fighting the threat.

No details on human characters (new or returning) but I'm sure they'll play a big part in the grand scheme of things. Overall, this sounds like a kick ass way to go and a solid way to continue the story, while almost rebooting in a way. It sounds like screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have nailed down a great concept for the 4th entry and I'm now officially excited to return to Jurassic Park.

JURASSIC PARK 4 (in 3D) is set to debut Summer 2015.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Sleepless on June 21, 2013, 05:19:40 PM
Sounds stupid.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Lottery on June 21, 2013, 08:27:27 PM
It does sound stupid. Somehow they still managed to bring back the idea of crime-fighting dinosaurs.

EDIT:

Just figured it out, there will be three crime-fighting raptors. One will be the good one, his name is Sparky, the bad disillusioned one named Scar and the goofy pushover, J.T. And basically, young palaeontologist Channing Tatum becomes friends Sparky after bad first impressions- however Scar has betrayed the Dino Squad and J.T has followed him to join forces with the Mystery Dinosaur. Channing and Sparky must defeat the Mystery Dinosaur and after that- Scar turns up and challenges Sparky to a duel. Sparky defeats Scar by kicking him down a ravine and J.T begs or mercy. Sparky begins to succumb to his many wounds- Channing is crying because his friend cannot hold on much longer.

2 WEEKS LATER

Sparky wakes up on a bed in a Dino-Hospital. On a chair next to the bed, Channing is asleep with a copy of Dino-Weekly in his lap. Sparky smiles to himself because he knows that everything will be okay.

It writes itself.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: polkablues on June 21, 2013, 09:21:11 PM
Finally, the gritty Jaws 3 reboot I've been waiting for!
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Sleepless on November 25, 2014, 01:20:00 PM
Trailer dropped earlier today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFinNxS5KN4
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Lottery on November 25, 2014, 05:54:28 PM
It does sound stupid. Somehow they still managed to bring back the idea of crime-fighting dinosaurs.

EDIT:

Just figured it out, there will be three crime-fighting raptors.

Four not three. But I was close.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: polkablues on November 25, 2014, 06:13:47 PM
I absolutely guarantee you there will be a point in the movie where one of the velociraptors saves Chris Pratt and he says "Clever girl." Gare. Un. Tee.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: N on November 25, 2014, 06:32:30 PM
Pretty disappointed with this. Started out looking fun until the plot came in.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: ©brad on November 25, 2014, 07:14:19 PM
Why genetically mutate a hybrid dinosaur? Isn't there plenty of awesome dinosaur fuckery to be harvested dramatically from real dinosaurs from different eras we haven't met yet? Now it's just a monster movie.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Kal on November 25, 2014, 07:24:14 PM
Same thing I thought and it was the same stupid idea with Godzilla. (which if you haven't seen, new Godzilla SPOILER ahead) - Godzilla had like 6 minutes of screen time and no threat to the world and the other shitty monsters took the whole movie. Why? You already have Godzilla!

There are so many cool dinosaurs already so why bother making one up and making the movie about a rogue super advanced dino?
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: 03 on November 26, 2014, 11:51:23 AM
as lame as the new dinosaurs are, it could have been infinitely worse.
apparently the original idea was to have them be human/dinosaur hybrids and these are the original sketches that were eventually trashed:
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/01-ql5BzHZ-295x294.png)
horrible
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/07-6Cx6kXK.png)
horrible
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/08-XVmLazJ.png)
ugh (wtf is even going on here)
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/09-PB303VH.png)
thats barely any dinosaur percentage right there

BUT i think triceratops man does need his own movie.
(http://cdn.bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/03-6jYt3yE-312x519.png)
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on November 26, 2014, 12:27:03 PM
^interesting

i guess this title was already copyrighted: Jurassic IDGAF

pete's dragon gets my reptilian hype, duh

to like say more or whatever -- jurassic park was made 21 years ago and still today someone couldn't make that movie as good as it was made. i think they're fucking around with some established shit that isn't at a point where it needs to be fucked around with, hollywood sometimes makes it seem like ideas confuse them, like they have vision troubles with ideas, what's that called, when a person can't tell the difference between two ideas (a new one and an old one, e.g.), hollywood has that problem.

next year may the dragons kill the dinosaurs. lol dinos, you 'bout to get fucked and you have it coming
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: polkablues on November 26, 2014, 04:08:48 PM
I think it looks fun. I don't think it looks good, but I think it looks fun, and that's all I really want from it. Good would just be extra frosting.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on November 26, 2014, 05:02:08 PM
yeah i mean, if they want to make dino movies let them make dino movies. that's my favorite defense for jurassic movies. supporting the rights of dinos and whatnot

but it's just a way to make money today and be forgotten tomorrow. there's so much big money shit from the past that no one cares about now -- so many sci-fi and disaster movies and etc. like has anyone seen meteor, with sean connery? maybe on mst3k or whatevs, at best. they spend money to make money and i think it's nbd but it's silly
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: 03 on November 26, 2014, 05:29:10 PM
i think the best example of stuff like this versus the original is kubrick was fascinated by the original. what do you think his reaction would be to this?
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on November 26, 2014, 06:55:51 PM
i'm not sure what his emotional reaction would be, but there are parallels to jurassic park/crichton/spielberg and 2001/clarke/kubrick, in that both projects were being simultaneously developed as both a novel and a movie, although kubrick was more involved in 2001's novel writing process, but anyway his physical reaction is clear: kubrick didn't direct 2010, and oh idk i bet they woulda let 'im if he wanted to

i think pta could've directed this with some spare pvc pipes and $1.50 spent on makeup for joaquin phoenix. or maybe they would've spent some money on the dinos to make them look more like phoenix, who knows
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: modage on November 27, 2014, 11:22:31 AM
I think it looks fun. I don't think it looks good, but I think it looks fun, and that's all I really want from it. Good would just be extra frosting.

This is true but it's also sad. Think of how much we've been forced to drop our expectations over the last 20 years since the original came out. We used to get great, surprising, original blockbusters. Now the best we can hope for is the 3rd sequel/quasi-reboot is fun and (maybe) good.

“It's like we've forgotten who we are — explorers, pioneers, not caretakers."
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on May 24, 2015, 02:57:25 PM
This topic makes me miss MacGuffin, who was last active on Xmas day, and perhaps his gift to himself was to never come back here. Butso, the topic is Chriss Pratt wrote a letter, well played, well played:

(http://i.imgur.com/8ibJLD5.png)
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on June 12, 2015, 07:13:35 PM
See but, wellllll. Wasn't taking this one seriously, but now here it's gone and landed on my radar.

The people who've been digging this in my life are people who don't take movies seriously. Non-movie people, who've gone/will go mostly for the dinosaurs, and to go to the movies (to these people going to the movies is a little treat they find in the world to give themselves now and then), the described people I know irl have been crushing on this movie, they all sound like middle-schoolers, and I love it.

Everything I've heard sounds like the ingredients for the classic Hollywood movie that I love along with everyone else. So, I ain't seen the sucker, but it sounds to me like people are in the movie in order for dinosaur adventures to happen, it's not all very gripping, but it's there and it's not there "for some random reason," no, it's there to give the drama to make the excuse for outrageous dinosaur things to happen in this made-up environment that isn't at all believable, which I adore because that means the non-believable is making believable emotions in the people watching the movie.

I'm happy Jurassic World has arrived and I've upgraded my interests from Redbox to the question of whether I should choose 3d.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Alexandro on June 13, 2015, 09:15:45 AM
I saw it on IMAX 3D and to be honest, the 3D part didn't offer much. It's not a film that takes advantage of it. However, the IMAX part does.

The film is ultra dumb, and it has enough absurdities and illogical fallacies for ten movies. Yet it's a blast. It's a movie having fun with it's own madness and enjoying it's cruelty towards humans. Dinosaurs look amazing and it has a bunch of great sequences, particularly an epic one with pterodactyls which I personally wished it was even longer. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are fun, in the spirit of the old school Spielberg heroes. There is no way to reprise the kind of wonder and amaezement that the the first one had, but it's probably the one closer to it in terms of excitement.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Kal on June 13, 2015, 11:26:08 AM
Spoilers or whatever...

Chris Pratt in an Indiana Jones looking costume riding a motorcycle with velociraptors as his crew is probably one of the most fun images in film history and it almost makes the whole film worth it.

I don't know why they make stories so complex for no reason, with the added element of the military contract and all that bullshit, but the whole thing is very entertaining and the vfx are incredible.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Lottery on June 13, 2015, 06:29:58 PM
...the vfx are incredible.

My friends said the same thing but I found it inconsistent visually. I mean it looked pretty bland to me overall but the actual special effects varied from stunning to poor.

Pratt and Raptor bros were better than expected. Pratt was convincing in the serious moments and the raptor stuff didn't come off as a joke (my predictions on the previous page were somewhat accurate).

Final act was exciting (it had a hell of a body count by the end) but it didn't really feel like a JP film. The third film despite how shit it was felt more like a JP film. JW is probably ranked third in the franchise.

Wasn't a particularly good film overall, they definitely had the wrong dude directing- and the writing was weak. Despite its faliures, it works pretty well on the terror and action front.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2015, 06:38:52 PM
Not quite as quick with its narrative as Bird of Paradise (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022689/), which was my personal hope, and one does feel newcomer Trevorrow over feeling Spielberg, butalso I like how in the end dinosaurs settle the fight, and there's some dabbling into the "sense of awe" category of Spielberg pictures. Agree with Kal about the raptors and Alexandro about the pterodactyls. I was more jealous of the pterodactyls than the water dinosaur. All I know about the water dinosaur is it has hunger, but zero personality imo.

The gender politics are within the range of Labor Day (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12838.msg335839#msg335839). Except she's alone because she's business, she can't see dinosaurs as living beings, she's by the numbers but he's all rugged individualism and sensitivity to the needs of others (e.g. raptors) so, by the end, through all his badassery (which is remarked upon and complimented by the young boys) and after he shows her how large and wonderful we and the world can be, she falls in love with him. But I'll give JW forgiveness for an objective of romance, since I like romance and there're dinosaurs. Then I'll say, I don't think the romance was spunky enough. It wasn't as spunk as the dynamics in Spy, which is the movie I saw after this one and enjoyed a bit more, except JW has a better ending. Gimme the first hour of Spy and the second hour of JW, that's a great two hours. So, to rephrase the end of paragraph one, I think there's some good talent here in this movie, but as George C. Scott tells Paul Newman in The Hustler, everyone's got talent and a person needs character.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Kal on June 14, 2015, 11:01:40 AM
$204M domestic opening weekend and $511M globally, which makes it the biggest global opening in history. People seem to be into it and giving great WoM.

I'm sure sequel is already getting a release date.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: jenkins on June 14, 2015, 11:31:52 AM
$204M domestic opening weekend and $511M globally, which makes it the biggest global opening in history. People seem to be into it and giving great WoM.

I'm sure sequel is already getting a release date.

Boggles me. Have no idea what Trevorrow is up to today, but he sure as shit ain't frowning.

Quote
Doubling the original weekend estimate proffered by Universal Jurassic World is now coming in at a reported $204.6M ($204,596,380) for its opening weekend, the 2nd biggest of all time, taking an Express Pass by this May's Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.2M) and almost catching Marvel's The Avengers ($207.4).

World, which nicely also doubled as a confirmation that Chris Pratt is an A-list lead, pulled in a healthy $47.8K per theater in 4,274 venues. That number just makes it the best top weekend theater average over The Avengers' $47.7K average.

Not only is Jurassic World the biggest opening weekend that Universal has ever had (the next closest film is Furious 7 with $147.1M) it's the biggest that co-financier Legendary has ever had, which includes the Dark Knight films.

Jurassic World outperformed even the most optimistic of forecasts for the last four days, surprising nearly everyone. Its $82.8M Friday was the third best Friday opening on record, with only Age of Ultron ($84.4M) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($91M) still ahead of it.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4068&p=.htm
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: modage on June 15, 2015, 07:46:12 AM
I'm sure sequel is already getting a release date.

Countdown to "Jaws" reboot begins now...
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Sleepless on July 23, 2015, 03:44:10 PM
Officially third highest grossing film of all time.

Sequel is dated for 2018. CP and BDH returning.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: ©brad on October 09, 2015, 12:38:05 PM
Holy shit you guys this movie was so bad.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Lottery on October 09, 2015, 05:33:34 PM
I stand by what I said  in the other post but the more and more I think about it, the worse the film gets. There's something troubling about how bland and generic it is. It seems vague and superficial. And that's where it loses its roots in the JP world- (all the other films were stylistically committed)- I know this is supposed to be a fresh start for JP but it would be better off not existing. I'm not even really bothering with the shitty writing here. Trevorrow is just another Marc Webb, but he had the luck of making a much more succesful bad film. Now he is a Star Wars man.
The film for the most part, is a lifeless mess (heh), but hey, it was kinda exciting during some moments.
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: ©brad on October 09, 2015, 05:58:08 PM
Bland is the right word for it across the board - script, direction, casting, acting. I didn't expect it to capture the wonder of the original, but it could have been smart at least. Trevorrow did nothing here. He demonstrates no vision, no unique style, no risk-taking. I can think of at least 3 different members of this board who could have directed him under the table.

 
Title: Re: Jurassic World
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 31, 2016, 11:26:15 PM
So happy to read all the negative reviews here. What a brain-dead movie this was.

I always make an effort to suspend my disbelief, but that just didn't work here. I never felt like any of the dinosaurs were real, nor did I feel like any of the protagonists were ever in danger, so the whole thing kind of failed for me.

The only things that kept my attention were (1) Bryce Dallas Howard and (2) the endless stream of logic gaps.

Chris Pratt was a complete non-entity. Did they force him to help move things around on set before every scene? Because he always seemed tired and bored. It's like his charm attempted to make its way into this movie but hit a wall and fizzled out.

Most other characters were soulless cartoons, the kids and the villains included.

I agree that, while the shockingly awful writing could be blamed, it's also a complete failure of directing. For example, the constant bloodshed and death is treated with so much indifference as to be confusing. Is it too late to take Trevorrow off that Star Wars film? Can Rian Johnson ghost-direct it?

I'm dumbfounded by this movie's success, which I now view in a more sinister light. It is very bad news if they make more movies like this.