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Jurassic Park 4 is back in development with a pair of nifty writers onboard!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Jurassic Park was a turning point for me as a young movie fan. The film can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but being a 12 year old boy and seeing that film opening weekend, amidst the insanity of the sell-out crowds and the genuine happy enthusiasm that comes with them was kind of the perfect mixture for a first viewing. It knocked me flat. The sound design, the filmmaking, the amazing effects, the whole new world introduced to us by Spielberg and his team took an already film obsessed kid and pushed him headfirst into geekhood.

The Lost World is fascinating, but a horrible trainwreck and Jurassic Park 3 is somehow both fun and TV-movie feeling. I think there's still room for a great sequel shepherded by Spielberg... They've tried to get a fourth film up a few times over the last half-decade or so and now it looks like they're at it again.

Deadline is reporting that writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have been hired to pen the fourth dino-riffic film, which is actually great news. They recently wrote Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which somehow survived being produced by Tom Rothman and made it to the screen in top form.

No word on what their pitch is, but I'd imagine the John Sayles Dino-Riders style dinosaur war machines version is off the table.

The secret's going to be giving us characters we give a shit about again. The strength of that first movie was how great everybody bounced off each other. That and practical Stan Winston awesome animatronics mixed with CG... in a perfect world they'd team up with the Walking with Dinosaurs guys and give us something truly extraordinary.

Anyway, that's the news. Good foot to start off on, no? Now lets see who they get to direct (please say Neill Blomkamp)!



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  • June 20, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Neill Blomkamp?


    Would he even bother reading the script?

  • June 20, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Man i was hoping for dinos with frickin lasers

    by Lucidz

    That would have been epic

  • I was so bummed Spielberg didn't do it.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    I'm game for more. Even if it doesn't end up as amazing as the the first one felt, when I was twelve.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    We don't talk about The Lost World...

    by BiggusDickus

    Hideous, hideous abortion of a film. Especially when simply following Crighton's book would've made a far better (and actually coherent) movie. Like the laughable 'Downtown T-Rex' could've compared with seeing (or not) Carnotaurs on the attack... Spielberg royally screwed up, though according to the box-office, it's the best of the three. Me, I bought the trilogy and use the middle disc as a coaster while I enjoy the two Alan Grant films...

  • June 20, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    There's going to be a script this time?

    by Gary Makin

  • June 20, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    i enjoy both JP sequels.

    by mr. smith

    american kaiju flicks. perfect? no. fun? yes.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by Muldoon

    Quint, you beat me to it! A million yeses to this! My fingers have been crossed for a JP4 as if someone glued them together ever since I snuck into the JP3 premiere (at Universal City Walk when I was 14 - not really name dropping/but experience dropping(?)). I'm slightly more than elated to hear the ball's still rolling. This news just made my month/year.

  • ...or perhaps just across one country, Africa maybe. The dinosaurs were brought by game hunters to Africa and broke lose, spreading across the country. Have a twist where a guy is running away from a dinosaur and is attacked and killed by a Lion.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Oh.. that's a fine thing, that.

    by gotilk

    Another Jurassic Park. You know I was at the park the other day, yes.. yes... and they had some really lovely tiny sandwiches at this food truck and I was thinking how wonderful it would be to do another Jurassic Park, yes.. yes... and that's a fine painting of me, it is. Yes.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:27 p.m. CST

    bigguddickus, Lost World was not the biggest of the three

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    The first "Jurassic Park" out-grossed "The Lost World" significantly. "Jurassic Park" = $915 million worldwide/$357 million domestic. "The Lost World" = $619 million worldwide/$229 million domestic "Jurassic Park 3" = $369 million worldwide/$181 million domestic.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    According to this box office pattern...

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    The fourth film will make $150 million worldwide/$65 million domestic. Of course, I kid.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I quite like the Lost World, actually

    by StarWarsRedux

  • June 20, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Stop with the sequels. I have an idea for a prequel.

    by Brock

    JP is my favorite movie. I love the books. I agree, Sir Steven fumbled the greatness of the Lost World novel. It had so much potential. Instead we get the girl kicking a Raptor through a window.... How about instead of part 4, they do a prequel about the Park's beginnings? In the 1st book, Woo talks about the debate he and Hammond had about injecting something in their DNA to slow them down after they discover how fast and agile the dinos are. Hammond is against it because he wants reality. Woo is nervous about this because of his fear of the Raptors and controlling them. The prequel could tell the story about how a minimal staff of scientists were caught off guard by the physicality of the dinos once they matured. It could deal with them having to put down certain species that weren't in the 1st park, and how they came to realize the Raptors were so damn dangerous. All in all it would end with the staff having losses but keeping the setbacks under wraps while awaiting the first ever visitors (Grant, Elle, Ian, the kids, and Gennaro) And of course, Muldoon would be the main character in this.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    Yes, I enjoyed it more. It was a fun, paint-by-numbers addition to the canon that didn't have any head-slapping gaps of logic like its predecessor; such as how a T-Rex got out of a locked container ship, surgically bit off everything but the ship's pilot's arm, buggered off and locked the doors behind it before taking an unseen stroll downtown... And c'mon - Bill Macy and a Spinosaurus? That's gotta be worth the ticket price! I ain't saying it was 'Citizen Kane', but it hung together better than The Lost World!

  • June 20, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by BiggusDickus

    I stand corrected, good sir.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park is soooo over-rated....

    by The Dum Guy

    Not really, I still have my copy of the VHS version and I remember re-watching about a hundred times the first week I had it... My only nit pick (if I HAD to have one) is how the movie never went into the horror aspects of the book. The description of a baby getting eaten by a compy scared the shit out me when I was nine... the blood stained snout of a dinosaur in the moonlight perched over a baby's crib, scary stuff.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    These Films are a thing of the past!

    by MainMan2001

    I loved it when I was a KID! A KID! It's over now. I remember seeing the Lost world and for the very first time Hollywood could do wrong. This is sooooo 93

  • June 20, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    @gmakin - good one.

    by seansarto

  • June 20, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    Did...we...just have an amicable disagreement/agreement? That is really, REALLY rare on this website's forums. We may have actually lit the ember toward the burning of this world... LOL

  • June 20, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I think

    by FreeBeer

  • I've read both books and love them. There's so much material in the The Lost World book that you could create a whole new movie with it. I think it should involve "Biosyn", the rival company that tried to steal the embryos in the first film. A human villainous elemental would be cool. Also I'd like to see a spiritual rematch between the Rex and Spino, with Rex kicking the Spino's ass.

  • Sometimes it feels like it wants to be an "evil twin" to the original movie, but then you have the gymnastics bit and the Godzilla and Godzookie act in San Diego, which is all played for laughs. Goldblum, Postlethwaite and even Vince Vaughn were good in it. Julianne Moore was wasted in that role. JP3 is just a bunch of set pieces strung together by the flimsiest of plots. That movie doesn't even have an ending, it's like they ran out of budget, so the leave the island.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I was the kid who defended Jurassic Park 3 to the death

    by craig

    But as an adult have to come realize its balls

  • June 20, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    You ignorant, backwoods hick. Africa isn't a country, it's a continent. Go blow a goat you fucking ignorant loser.

  • Yes, I saw it opening weekend and was floored by the CG critters and DTS sound, but that's worn waaayyyy off. They're beating a dead horse with this franchise as far as I'm concerned. Maybe they could set JP4 in the future so at least THAT scenario has some freshness.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Penis of the Ass sucked!

    by Beaverduck

    You know why prequels never work? Because backstory needs backstory. R.O.T(ten).P.O.T.A(to). had ZERO backstory. Just like the SW prequel trilogy had no backstory. There's nothing compelling or mysterious about the story of the backstory. There's NOTHING to figure out! We know exactly how shit's going to play out! Anyways, this is about JP4. JP4 sounds awesome, but not written by these hacks.

  • June 20, 2012, 11:56 p.m. CST

    drbathroommd, I totally agree

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    I felt "Jurassic Park 3" was initially far too short (aside from being pretty substandard, with that feeling of 'something's really missing with this film, and I can't quite put my finger EXACTLY on what'). What the film could have used, and would have left everyone with at least a satisfied taste in their mouth, was another fifteen minutes to the just-over 90-minute run time. When the man was standing on the beach yelling and trying to get everyone's attention, the Spinosaurus should have run up, eaten him, and then just when you think the characters are in trouble, a T-Rex shows up (homage and 'come full circle' to the first film) and saves the day by getting revenge on the fallen Rex from earlier in the film - kills the Spino, and then does the iconic Roar of Victory.

  • Nearly twenty years of movie bliss: Jaws (75) through Jurrasic Park (93) - an age bookended by Spielberg movies. People go on about 1982 being such a great movie year, but it was just a heavier year in nearly two decades of GREAT popcorn movies. Not the modern style of popcorn movie, designed by a movie studio committee, executed by a for-hire commercial director. Back in the Heyday of Spielberg, Lucas, Reitman, Burton, Cameron, and Dante. After Jurrasic Park arrived, corporate interference and CGI overreliance just sucked out a lot of the heart in movies during those years. Sure, some of the years between 75 and 93 doubtlessly sucked. Just like there has been the odd great popcorn movies as of late. But so few. And nothing like the era that Jurrasic Park marked the end of. Of course, I could just be overly nostalgic.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    where'd they get the goldblum graphic?

    by trevanian

  • The script I read back in 2004 had 'em. Also had a secret castle in the Swiss mountains with scientists using the embryos Nedry stole (and lost... and was recovered) to develop more dinosaurs. There was not a T-Rex in the story (disappointing), and much of it felt like fan fiction. It did involve a grown-up socialite Lex, rich and living off her inheritance from her dead grandfather but also doing some sort of work for InGen and lots of social work, fundraisers and stuff. That could be interesting.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Quint, but The Lost World is NOT a "horrible trainwreck"

    by D.Vader

    You're dead wrong there. I'll debate to the death with you over that one.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    BiggusDickus, some info on The Lost World

    by D.Vader

    It was written the same time as the book was written. So in other words, there was no published book to make a movie off of. They talked with Crichton and took some of his ideas but made their own story. Its not a direct adaptation bc there was nothing to adapt yet.

  • or it won't work.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Lost World was a great concept

    by Eli_Cash

    But shit execution. In JP, they did a good job of making the dinosaurs seem like dangerous animals instead of monsters. But in LW they made them into mindless killing machines. And then showed one killed by a little girl with a gymnastics move. WTF. Plus, Spielberg seemed to have forgotten how to film the action. In JP he chooses angles that put you on the same level as the actors. Its immersive and scary. But in LW most of the attacks occur in wide shots, distancing you from the victims and creating a disconnect. A modernized retelling of the Conan-Doyle lost world is still something I'd like to see. I'd like to see it more than another JP sequel. An untouched dinosaur ecosystem is discovered, and they send in some big game hunters to collect specimens for a zoo, and they get in over their heads. That's even a better premise than JP. Who needs clones? If they discover dinos alive somewhere, that gives them a good reason to send these scientists in. Instead of the flimsy reason that JP came up with. "To promote the park". And they brought a mathematician in? Seriously? And a mathematician whose pet theory can be summed up "Shit happens". Fractals have nothing to do with anything in JP. Crichton just thought in was cool so he shoehorned it in there. And then shit has to hit the fan through a convoluted series of events in order to even get the dinos in action. JP is a fun movie, but pretty stupid.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Too bad Muldoon is dead, teatimeontheorca

    by D.Vader

  • It's a non-stop thrill ride.

  • I've never ever heard that before. All I know of the troubled production is that they were shooting without a solid script and the actors were often writing their dialogue as they went along. Hence the reason Joe Johnston gets hired for troubled productions like The Wolf Man.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:20 a.m. CST

    DINOSAURS...(snorts coke)...ON MARS!

    by MCVamp

    No, wait, "Mars" is box office poison. (snorts more coke) Uh...VAMPIRE... ...DINOSAUR... ...ROBOTS... ...WHO HUNT EACH OTHER... ...AND TALKING CARS... ...AND THEY'RE SECRETLY SUPERHEROES... (finishes all the coke) ...IN 3-D!!!!

  • June 21, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I will only accept liopleurodons if...

    by PDepew2181

    ...they are magical liopleurodons that show us the way to Candy Mountain.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Amanda Silver - definitely nepotism doesn't exist.

    by SunTzu77

    ROFL. Gheez, they're really trying to get blood out of a turnip in this franchise.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Minus the FX, this whole series sucked balls.

    by BlackBanana

  • June 21, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    are we still getting DINOSAURS WITH LASERS

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    a rumor brought to you by AICN years ago ps: 99% of the site looks exactly like it did back then

  • June 21, 2012, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by SleeplessAtYourMomsHouse

    Is the reason the dinosaurs died out. The Lost World at least had potential. It was just ballsed up at crucial points. I'd love to see a fourth film if it's done right but the amount of times they've tried and failed makes me worry. Most movies in this situation usually end up being trash.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    I have a weird history with Jurassic Park.

    by adeceasedfan

    When it came out I was on this anti-Hollywood big budget film trip and would only watch art films and Cormanesque b-movies. Think David Lynch + USA Up All Night. I avoided blockbusters like the plague and probably had my nose in Film Threat on a friday night instead of hanging out at the multiplex. So the summer after JP came out, the local art museum was showing movies outdoors and I was begrudgingly coerced into seeing Jurassic Park. I was planning for the worst. Living up to the cynical video store clerk stereotype that I was. Well folks, there must've been something in the humid North Carolina air. Surrounded by nature, the stars and maybe just a little Amblin magic. It blew... me... away. I was a changed man. T-Rex devoured that asshole know-it-all and left behind the awestruck little boy that sat on his dad's lap at a SOLD OUT showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I'll never leave you again Hollywood...and I never did.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    teatimeontheorca... your prequel idea...

    by Ken Young

    Is fucking fantastic! (I was born in 81, and like Quint, JP was the first movie that made me sit up as say "Wow" in the theater. Fell in love with movies and we've been lusting ever since.) Anyways... I read the book AFTER seeing the movie, and it upset me how Muldoon just gets off'd in the movie. It might have seemed cool, but how does a guy who digs up bones know more about velociraptors than the guy who guards live ones? A prequel would be a bad ass way to show Muldoon again, introducing him as a game warden in Africa like he had been. A smaller, more intimate approach to a story would make the suspense meter potentially better. Not some grandiose romp of dino's crushing a city or running wild across the landscape. Focus on the dinos as creatures still unknown to the scientists, and therefor kept more secure. So when they break out, the characters are scared-shitless. Possibly focus most of the action in a lab, or tighter area to increase claustrophobia.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised nobody has brought up Carnosaur...

    by The Dum Guy

    There just aren't enough dinosaur based films today. Jackson's King Kong is the only one I can think of off the top of my head, and that doesn't really count. Didn't they figure out that raptors were just like the kid in the movie said, giant turkeys? Once again science has to go a screw with a good story premise. I don't care what they say, the Earth is hollow, Atlantis was sunk by a big crystal laser, Bigfoot is the greatest hide-and-seek player ever made by God, and raptors are the deadliest dinosaurs with a knack for hunting in packs.... Anyone else read the JP comic books that came out after the movie? They had Muldoon survive from his attack, I believe they had him recover in a hospital, kinda like Malcom in the Lost World book.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Hey Turd, Pteranodons aren't dinosaurs either

    by D.Vader

    But they were in the park. Some sea monsters would be frickin' cool! Course, where do you find underwater mosquitos...

  • June 21, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST


    by Brock

    Since my idea is a prequel, i'm pretty sure they could recast Muldoon. Bob Peck was great in JP. In the book he is described as a drunk slightly overweight middleaged "great white hunter" I now see him almost as a Brenden Gleeson type.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    And why did the Pleisiosaurs and Icthysaurs die out?

    by D.Vader

    But sharks remained?

  • June 21, 2012, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park Rises?

    by Cobb05

    I like the first movie, the sequels stunk. They really need to come up with a fresh idea. Going to an island with dinosaurs is just beating a dead horse. And using dinos as weapons is even more stupid.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Eli Cash, I have issues with what you wrote

    by D.Vader

    "Plus, Spielberg seemed to have forgotten how to film the action. In JP he chooses angles that put you on the same level as the actors. Its immersive and scary. But in LW most of the attacks occur in wide shots, distancing you from the victims and creating a disconnect. " Particularly that passage above. Its just not true. Jurassic Park had a mix of wide shots and "angle on the same level as the actors", and so did The Lost World. That's just a bad memory of yours or something. Jurassic Park is "pretty stupid"? Oy vey.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:46 a.m. CST

    ADeceasedFan, you're in North Carolina?

    by D.Vader

    Cool me too! Whereabouts for you?

  • June 21, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    KenYoung1981, and Quint... I was also born in 1981

    by D.Vader

    And Jurassic Park was ALSO the movie that made me sit up in a theater and take notice of presentation and sound. After that movie, I never sat in a theater for a major blockbuster I had been anticipating if I couldn't sit right there in the middle. I've even written essays for school about how Jurassic Park was that influential in how I went to see movies afterward. Funny, huh!

  • June 21, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST

    The Lost World was a great movie...

    by pr0g2west

    Not as good as the first, no. But for a second installment, it's still good. And as a stand alone, it's great. John Williams' score is so good, and Pete Postlethwaite was perfectly cast. Jeff Goldblum was great as the lead, although vastly different from his character in the first film. He has grown more humble and wise. And the movie has great re-watch value, every time I come across it on tv I end up watching it. It's just a pity that it doesnt come close to the greatness of the first one...and for that it will go down in history as a disappointment.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Jackson's dinos...

    by Brock

    The dinos in Jackson's Kong always felt rubbery to me. Their color palette was bland too. The V Rexes were cool but something looked and felt off.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST

    TeatimeontheOrca, your idea could be cool

    by D.Vader

    But it'd have to be small, the way I imagine it anyway. Its a character piece with a few dinosaurs in it, but I don't see many big set pieces to match the rest of the franchise, know what I mean? Though I guess you could have a few early dinos escape before security protocols change.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by Balboa

    lean, mean, furball machines

  • June 21, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by adeceasedfan

  • June 21, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    How was the Lost World a terrible train wreck?

    by Yelsaeb

    I find nothing wrong with it. Then again, I grew up with it. It's one of those movies that I'd watch over and over again. We went threw like three VHS tapes of it. But I think I've been conditioned to ignore the movie's flaws, if it has any, which I think it doesn't.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Where the dinosaurs bred as all males or all females at first?

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • June 21, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    ADeceasedFan, niiiiice

    by D.Vader

    I went to school up there. Did you work at VisArt?

  • June 21, 2012, 1:02 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by Brock

    Basically it would be smaller but, the breakout theme would be the driving force. Like the reason Malcom gets worried about bars on windows in the book. What did the Raptors do to make that happen? The Rex being clocked at 25mph isnt as innocent as Hammond made it out to be. When was the Spino created and was it left on Sorna and off the list for a reason. Muldoon would be the muscle with others who are not mentioned in JP because of death or payoffs by Ingen. Also the focus of Hammond driving Woo and the other scientists to pervert the laws of nature for capitalistic gains. Who knows...

  • June 21, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Ah yes, those are good ideas TeaTime

    by D.Vader

    Great idea focusing on the need for Isla Sorna as a breeding facility. Which, come to think of it, wasn't really that fleshed out. Does that mean they bred male and female dinos to breed, making it easier and so they wouldn't need to continue cloning? And why was the Spinosaurus on Sorna anyway? Bc it was too dangerous? Or bc they just hadn't figured out where to put him yet? You know those scientists didn't know what kind of blood they had until they made the baby dino. They probably had all sorts of stuff before finding the gold, meaning the T-Rex DNA.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    You could do a lot with the hubris of the scientists

    by D.Vader

    Just keep cloning and cloning and cloning to try and get results. We've got raptors? GREAT! Do we know how dangerous they are? Of course not! Let's just put them behind some electric fence-- HOLY HELL THEY JUST LEAPT OVER IT AND KILLED A COSTA RICAN WORKER!!!

  • June 21, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by Jeff

    I think this is an absolutely stupid idea. And Quint... Neil Blomkamp? (Wince.) It's geekdom's wet dream, yes. But when have any of geekdom's wet dreams been memorable or even good? I mean, really? Dinosaurs... AGAIN? This is a stupid, yawn-worthy idea that might make some money but won't ever be a memorable or even good movie. Enough with the wanking already.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Ahhhh the Cradle. I do miss that place.

    by D.Vader

    Thankfully, the very last remaining VisArt is here in Charlotte. Its doing better than it had in the past. It almost closed last year until a wonderful local lawyer decided to buy it and ensure it stayed afloat.

  • i want to see the genetic engineered Dragons, baby!!

  • June 21, 2012, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by adeceasedfan

    That's awesome. I guess video stores are fitting for discussion in a dinosaur tb. A dying breed. Good times... bed.

  • Maybe you are cool, I don't like making snap judgments like that. But come on dude. Dinosaurs are FUCKING COOl. Anyone who yawns at the thought of dinosaurs? I don't know if I want to be your friend.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by Brock

    I could see the Spino having to be kept away (almost in quarantine) because his natural instinct was to establish dominance over everything. It would be like a runaway locomotive that was deemed too dangerous to be put in the public eye. I could see the scientists not expecting a ton of things, and many problems being caused because of that. Imagine when they first discover that Dilophosaurs spit in their victims eyes or how nasty Dactyls were. I just think there could be promise in a JP prequel. Thanks for the feedback btw.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:27 a.m. CST

    At first I wasn't onboard with your idea, TeaTime

    by D.Vader

    But the more we discuss it, the more I think its a *great* idea. The spitters killing people. Raptors escaping. The T-Rex charging. Spinosaurus being too much of a handful so they move it to another island. All sorts of dinosaurs hatching from those eggs before they know what it is. Lots of species being put down. Security issues. Nedry being overworked and mistreated. Ian Malcolm giving reports and assessments of the park from the States before he ever sets foot on the Island. Man. Too bad its been almost 20 years and we couldn't have the same actors reprise all the roles. The raptor escaping his prisoner transfer at the beginning of Jurassic Park was just the tip of the iceberg for all the problems JP had in its early days. And just *where* were they transferring that raptor from? Isla Sorna? Or from somewhere else in the park after she had ESCAPED? You could even still do the subplot of Compys making it onto the mainland and eating that baby like in the novel! All that shit happened before they ramped up security. I'm loving it!

  • June 21, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Lest we forget the awesomeness that is ...

    by DrMorbius

    DINOSAUR ISLAND (1994) You can't go wrong with an island full of naked women ... they even managed to slip in a few shots from CARNOSAUR they skeeved from the cutting room floor.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by Eli_Cash

    Yeah, there's mixture in both, but it seems the wrong mixture in LW. In JP when the jeeps are being attacked, he puts us IN the jeep with the kids, when the Rex is smashing thru the sunroof. And the wide angle comes from the other jeep, where the other characters are. In LW, when the guy in the SUV gets et, we have a wide angle from a perspective that belongs to no one. LW just frustrated me because of this kinda stuff. It was almost like they were just showing of their new CGI skills instead of trying to scare me. It would get almost scary, and the tension would be broken by spielberg wlking on screen and saying "check out how cool this looks". And JP is full of stupid ideas. Both the book and the movie. When I was a kid my mom got me a "science of JP" book, and the authors basically spent the whole book mocking both the movie and novel.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Crap: horrendous movies

    by Lourdes Galan

    Who cares for another crappy blockbuster?

  • June 21, 2012, 2:13 a.m. CST

    A JP film from the dinosaurs point of view?

    by Fortunesfool

  • June 21, 2012, 2:20 a.m. CST

    I need that painting

    by cgih8r

    give it to me

  • June 21, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Anyone that thinks JP3 is better than The Lost World

    by kwisatzhaderach

    is clearly insane.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Dinos with boobs!

    by Gorgomel

    Like in that Starbarians cartoon on youtube

  • June 21, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Get the Game of Thrones guys to direct.

    by hallmitchell

    I want Dinosaurs being bada$$ and i want Thomas Jane in the film.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:47 a.m. CST

    freebeer: no,no,no -the other way round!

    by Jack_North

    Guy runs from lion, lion stops. Guy is confused - dinosaur attacks him!

  • June 21, 2012, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4 should have Megalodon sharks

    by Crimson Dynamo

  • June 21, 2012, 3 a.m. CST

    I own that painting. It's five feet away as I type.

    by HappyBob

    I am serious. Well, one-quarter serious. Three friends and I split on it. We all decided it was worth $120 each - not for the lavish homoerotic oil painting of Jeff Goldblum so much as the ability to SAY we owned a homoerotic oil painting of Jeff Goldblum. Sorry, cgih8r. If it's any consolation, it's actually kind of small. But then again, so is the Mona Lisa.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    Prequel is a good idea...

    by Tristan

    It alll goes back to the amber, with the mosquito. Go back to the discovery and show us the cloning process and their creations...both failed and success, until we finally, see a complete, dinsoaur born and grown. Im sure there are many things that can be told, from the beginning of the cloning and the development of the Jurassic Park place. The "Lysine Contingency" could be discussed and shown. Also, explore "Biosyn". Have Lewis Dodgson and Dennis Nedry be in the prequel. A "Biosyn" and "Ingen" feud would be interesting to see, before or after the events of the first film. BTW, in case anyone wasnt aware... Bob Peck ("Muldoon" in JP) died of cancer in 1999 = (

  • June 21, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Yeah, a prequel about Hammond and his 'wee flea circus'

    by Fortunesfool

  • June 21, 2012, 3:19 a.m. CST

    My JP4 Prequel idea is...

    by wackybantha set the prequel in the actual Jurassic period. The movie would be about the everyday lives of our favorite dinosaurs. Consequently, there would be no humans in this movie. (Duh!) Could work, right?

  • June 21, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    the berg turned john hammond...

    by emeraldboy

    into a cuddly gramps figure and in the book he was nothing of the kind. nedry's death was riveting and was horrific in the book. in the movie it is tense but the berg doesnt show you anything. in that particular scene. so its not really that graphic. velocoraptors. that is still the best scene in the entire film.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:25 a.m. CST

    There were humans, during the period of dinosaurs...Akita!

    by Tristan

  • June 21, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Nic Cage as Goldblum's brother

    by wickerpplking

    bring back Jeff Goldblum, along with his brother played by Nic Cage

  • How can the same shit happen to more-or-less the same guys four times, amirite? So many directions they can go with this!

  • June 21, 2012, 4:50 a.m. CST

    walking with dinosaurs?

    by pmsc

    Are you fucking kidding me? the CG in that is NOT good. It was alright for a TV series at the time, but it is miles away from what movies were doing even a decade ago. Just confirms yet again that movie geeks have no idea what's good and what's bad when it comes to effects work.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:58 a.m. CST

    @sisyphus - on the contrary..

    by Fortunesfool

    I know a lot about cinema, which is why I can say that JP is one of Spielberg's laziest films. I'm not saying it's bad, not at all, it's one of the most exhilarating movies ever made. However, the non set pieces scenes have a lazy quality to them - a 'first take - that'll do' look that suggests that Spielberg was just running on autopilot to get the film made quickly. My point was that, even with this, there is still a level of cinematic craftsmanship that alludes much of todays 'film-makers'.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Damn you Michael Bay


    Damn you Michael Bay

  • June 21, 2012, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Is Jeff Goldblum still banging that girl from Lost...

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    who's barely legal and looks like his daughter?

  • June 21, 2012, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Stop Motion

    by CuervoJones


  • June 21, 2012, 6:04 a.m. CST

    lost world book was definitely a cash in

    by Bouncy X

    he killed goldblum's character in the first book so he had to find an excuse to bring him back in the 2nd to somewhat match the movie. i forget the exact reason but i recall reading where he wakes up in a coffin because people thought he was dead. from what i recall, the story is that the movie was written first and crichton made the book afterwards just to help promote/cash in on its release. that said, while the book is definitely better, i love the movie as well.

  • June 21, 2012, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Οι ταξιδιώτες Διάστημα ήθελε...

    by Pallas Athena

    Σε μακρινές γωνιές του γαλαξία των δεινοσαύρων, όπως το T-Rex ακόμα περιφέρονται - έχετε την ευκαιρία να ξεφύγουν από αυτό το χαμένο κόσμο και να τους συναντήσουν

  • June 21, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST

    @sisyphus - Last Crusade has it too.

    by Fortunesfool

    It's hard to pinpoint exactly what it is. There's a certain cheapness and a rushed quality to the set ups. In JP - watch the opening scenes with Dern and Neill - there's a clumsiness to the framing and the cutting that's poor by Spielberg standards. The mostly studio bound exteriors don't help with this either. Last Crusade too looks really cheap and rushed when compared to Raiders and Temple of Doom, especially when watched together. Of course, this comes under the bracket of 'by Spielberg's usual standards'.

  • You are retarded.

  • June 21, 2012, 6:33 a.m. CST

    I can't be the only one that held their breath as they clicked...

    by Christopher Wood

    ...that these exciting new writers was not going to include Mr Lindelof. Phew.

  • JP1 was great at the time, but a bit dull somehow, the characters are all a bit annoying too. JP2 was a rollercoaster, easily my favourite of the series. JP3 was an abortion. Utterly dire. Unless they do something totally groundbreaking, I can't see JP4 being anything but 'more of the same'.

  • That's $15 more than the script for JP3! ITHANKYOU.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST

    i know the plot!!

    by iknowmorethanyou

    In 2020, velociraptors have taken over, making most of the US a no go area, so with all the money from hamonds associates saved in an off shore account he hires the help of dr emmet brown, who inturn sells him a delorean time machine, they can go back in time and destroy the mosiquito so all the dinosaurs in the future are erased from existence You heard it hear first

  • Same problem, both movies. Plus if Jurassic Park was your key formative movie-going experience, your opinion counts for shit. Blockbusters did end definitively with Jurassic Park. 99% of the summer films that came out afterwards were paint-by-numbers garbage.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Heres the full Dredd trailer folks -

    by Fortunesfool

  • June 21, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Why can't we go back to Isla Nublar?

    by SGodfrey

    The last two films have gone on at Sorna, or Site B. I know in the book Nublar was bombed by the Costa Rican government, but in the films, Hammond, Grant and crew simply leave. I'm not sure what's left to explore on Sorna without getting into some bullshit genetic engineering robo-dino-humanoid type plot. However, an overgrown theme park? Sounds like a pretty good start.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    The problem with Jurassic Park 4...

    by Ray Tchoulakian

    is that you can't really do much else beyond having a half hour or so of set up and exposition before the dinos let loose and eat people. There isn't any possibility of a story in the film at all (and don't tell me you can't do a story in this type of film; Aliens pulled that off extremely well), so it'll be exactly beat for beat what the previous films were. The Lost World actually tried to have a story before Spielberg somehow got it in his head that a T-rex running loose through San Diego was a good idea. And don't get me started over how insipidly awful JP 3 was. That was 2 hours of my life I'll never get back. I've never rooted so hard for the monsters to eat the humans in a movie in my life.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Have you ever seen the show? Have you seen Raptors walking around, not connected to any wires, interacting with people? It's incredible and could easily be adapted for some jaw-dropping animatronic work if they team with the Winston Studios guys.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I'd always have liked to have seen...

    by Christopher Wood

    ...JP4 set in the future. 60 years from now where the tampering with the embryos in the first film has set natures 'computer' out of kilt. With plants and creatures mutating into regressed versions of themselves and mankinds battle to keep it all at bay. But please, no rocket launcher equipped Dinosaurs!

  • I mean side from the incredibly retarded people that were in it. I thought it was a good movie. I remember the first time I saw JP when I was at 13 and it was awesome. Now it could've been because I was older that The Lost World did have that same level of enthusiasm attached, but it was still good. Now JP3 uh it was ok, I guess lol.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    eli_cash -

    by bill

    As I recall from the book, the whole point of having the Mathematician was not to talk about Fractals, but Chaos Theory - essentially: No matter what you do to plan, things are going to go to crap. Which is exactly what happens in the story. As a side note: Jurassic Park was actually the beginning of Crichton's "every book i write forever after will be written as though it's a screenplay" phase - you could almost sense that he was envisioning different movie scenes as he wrote, with neon $$$ flashing above the pages. Regardless - truly loved Jurassic Park - it was the first movie (first - heck, probably only) movie I remember getting chill bumps during...the scene when the Rex footprints are vibrating the water (yeah, i know that they used a guitar strumming to create the vibrations) in a theater with surround sound...Amazing.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I need to revisit JP3 . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . skipped it in the theater and saw it the second it was available to rent. Haven't seen it since. I remember it as being right on par w/ Lost World. Both quite flawed but still fun . . .

  • Cheque, please.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    teatimeontheorca I dig your idea for a prequel....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    But it NEEDS Richard Attenborough, and I'm afraid father time may have ruined that.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by KGBosh

    Malcolm definitely didn't wake up in a coffin in the book - my God that'd have been cheesy. I believe the explanation was that, in the chaos of the last book (what with the island getting firebombed and all), someone had said Malcolm had died. In actuality he was just in very bad shape and he pulled through. So basically it was just bad information. I actually loved the first book. I was very young when I read it but if they made the movie the same as the book they would have been in business. They missed out on some cool set pieces - like when they had to chase the raptor with a key stuck on his jaw with a motorcycle, before the OTHER raptors took the little nerdy kid back to their nest.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    JP3 is a surprisingly good time

    by ATARI

  • June 21, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I feel gayer after looking at that painting of Goldblum

    by ATARI

  • June 21, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Dinosaurs with lasers vs. Power saw wielding-firebreathing flying tigers

    by quicksilver80


  • June 21, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    "RISE" and "hybrid" two fucking words that need to go away

    by Autodidact


  • June 21, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    They're missing the obvious for 'Jurassic Park 4'.

    by buggerbugger

    Nobody needs to start up the dino-DNA experiments again. The dinosaurs that died in the original films? They come back as zombie dinosaurs. A plague of zombiesaurs that must be battled... by ninja-controlled mechadinosaurs. Seriously, Hollywood, I have to make this shit up for you? Do your fucking job.

  • June 21, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Actress who played Elizabeth Shaw is dead?

    by buggerbugger

    Damn. You shall be missed, Caroline John.


  • June 21, 2012, 8:46 a.m. CST

    If it's as good as THIS... I'm in:

    by Charlie Tupperman

  • June 21, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    The problem is, Lost World ended the story.

    by Charlie

    If they want to do more, they need to reinvent it in a way which doesn't suck. JP3 was just people running from dinosaurs because they couldn't think of anything to do.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST

    They should do a TV series.

    by Charlie

    No not Terra Nova crap. A proper tv series for adults. Cable series, Max 13 episodes a season. Basically start in the world of cutting edge genetics. Where there's the rival companies. Double agents, corporate espionage as Hammond is trying to move forward with the dinosaur project. Those inside and out who are against him. Competitors trying to steal the technology. The dinosaur stuff is all on Site B, which is the dark, volcanic crater that it was in the Lost World Book. It's a dangerous foreboding place with lots of problems and where little goes right. Contrast this with the clean, pretty place they are trying to tame these dinosaurs in on the theme park island. So you've got the troubles building, learning about, maintaining the dinosaurs. Contrasted with trying to create the clean disney vision. All with the politics of doing this. With major corporate espionage angles working in. You lead up to first movie. Basically just have that happen off screen. However you tell a different perspective of events like it. You don't re-do the movie. One thing that always bugged me in the film was how everyone just disappeared and was off the island leaving like 4 people. So change stuff like that. Then basically after that incident. You follow on from the aftermath. Where you can forget the lost world book and just focus on what happens next. Dealing with destroying to park. Trying to keep site B secret. Have them secretly still doing stuff. People stealing dinosaurs to the mainland. Trying to protect the vision and technology which has no good ends. I personally think there's enough stuff there to do some really great TV. It'd never happen, but there's enough there for something that could be amazing.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Quint, hyperdyne wasn't talking about the live show

    by D.Vader

    I believe he was talking about the Discovery Channel show. He didn't know that's what you meant.

  • June 21, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Bouncy X, you are incorrect

    by D.Vader

    The movie and book were written at the same time. Crichton told Spielberg and Koepp his story, they took the elements they liked and did their own thing.

  • Go see. Inspired by Forbidden Planet

  • You need some idiots to have the dinosaurs chow down on, but really, give us characterization like in the first Jurassic Park or Jaws. Try to balance it out so we can enjoy the dinosaurs, and not just try to cram in so many 'aww' or 'agghhh!!' moments.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Wow, really cool news. I hope...

    by jimmy_009

    ...they ground it in reality more. The strength of the original is that it often feels tangible. The sequels were just monsters on an island, but the original had a streak of science throughout that reminded you that this shit was real at one point. These were animals and they existed. You need only look to Terra Nova to see how shitty dinosaurs without science is. Taking the writers of ROTPOTA and pairing them with Jurassic Park is inspired and exactly what the franchise needs. Smart move Spielberg!

  • June 21, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thought Rise was terrible?

    by sunwukong86

    Is it only getting love because Andy Searkis was in it?

  • June 21, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    Yes you are, and Andy Serkis being in it has zero to do with the praise it got. Well not zero, because he did a good job, but seriously, it's you.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    RIP Richard Lynch (1940-2012)

    by impossibledreamers

  • June 21, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    one thing to avoid in a next Jurassic Park movie: feathers.

    by hank henshaw

    I don't want to see a T-Rex or a raptor covered in feathers. That might be scientifically accurate, but it looks terrible. Science ruined dinosaurs! lol Maybe since InGen's (or ByoSin's) dinos are genetically engineered they were made to not have feathers.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Best exposition scene ever

    by David Cloverfield

    JP taught me what DNA is and what "cloning" means, WHILE setting up several plot details for an awesome movie, WHILE telling us about the characters, WHILE keeping the kids in the audiance focused with a funlittle cartoon. People who say JP is overrated are nitwits. JP is family action adventure at it's best.

  • Or just make Engineers vs Predators. (the red eyed ones)

  • June 21, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Saw Lost World at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC opening night

    by Beezbo

    Much excitement. Much disappointment. After the movie, it seemed that not a person in the audience liked it.

  • June 21, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    kurtzman, orci and lindelof are

    by JAMF

    too busy sucking abrams' tiny jew weiner. what?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Crimson Dynamo

    by FadedLineVigil

    Yes - definitely could go for some Meg action on the big screen. The movie adaptation of the book 'Meg' has apparently been in limbo for a long time now. Might be worth Jurassic Park 4 jumping the shark on bringing that big nasty to the screen first (pun intended).

  • June 21, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Cast Timothy Olyphont as the hunter character.

    by Randy

    He could shoot some raptors while saying the "clever girl" line.

  • Actually I think it was like 80 minutes. A shit movie to be sure, but I remember when it ended I was like, that's it?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:21 a.m. CST

    For me Last Crusade suffers from some really stagey fight scenes

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I never really thought it or JP looked stage bound. Lost World and Crystal Skull though definitely! You expect expect the Universal Tour group to pop up at any minute during those two flicks.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Just remake the first film

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Make it more techno thriller/horror like the novel, and less amusement park ride. Love the first film, but this is one "property" that I would actually welcome a remake if done correctly.

  • and it holds up really well. It's still intense at all the right moments. And although we don't get the wow factor at the special effects like when it first came out, we still experience some of that through the characters. I love that they limit the dino action as they're showing you all the behind the scenes action of a working theme-park/zoo. These are beasts you only know of from legend, and now they're in a zoo for you to explore. But then the fences all come down and the power goes out and it turns into King Kong's Skull Island. The whole thing is just really good story telling. The sequels were all about MORE DINOS and for some reason, they didn't work so much.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Needs more Aliens.

    by Bigdada

  • June 21, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    One Lost World problem? Badly drawn characters...

    by Darth Macchio

    One example? Julianne Moore (fantastic actor) - plays an "expert" in the field of predator observation. She even assures Malcolm (Goldblum's character) that she knows about camping downwind, etc, etc.. And then she promptly hangs a bloody shirt not only in the tent she and the girl are sleeping in but right above their fucking sleeping bags. The rex, predictably, then pokes its nose right in the tent...hmm, yep, exactly what a "top in their field" paleontologist would do. Especially one who "knows to bury food and observe downwind", etc, etc. Earlier - the same badly drawn character is creeping right up to a baby Stegosaurus (I doubt they'd actually do that for numerous reasons) and her camera predictably goes all noisy and she ends up getting trapped between protective parents. That kind of gimmicky plot-hole bullshit just pisses me off. The book, while likely being a rather obvious cash-grab, was still infinitely better on the character level. Lost World isn't complete shit no, fun to watch if you sit on your head, but a good 75% of the characters are unbelievable to the point of breaking my suspension of disbelief. JP3 may be "worst" but I don't recall going 'WTF!?!?! this person is supposed to be an expert?!?!?! Well I'm NOT an expert and yet I know you wouldn't do that if that was your profession, much less if you are "top in your field" as Hammond suggested! I mean, I can turn my brain off to enjoy bright and shiny lights and "splosions" but this is Steven Spielberg for crissakes - how does that happen? Did he not watch the dailies? We don't even have to bring up the ninja-gymnastics routine - Crighton's books are always better than their movie versions (including Jurassic PArk itself)...need we even mention "Sphere"?

  • June 21, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Lost World has a lot of problems

    by Samuel Fulmer

    But at the end of the day it does feel like a big screen movie. As Quint said, there's just something about JP3 that screams TV movie/direct to video.

  • June 21, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    That Said

    by Samuel Fulmer

    There was never a need for a Jurassic park sequel, and I don't think there is one now. Reboot or nothing in my book.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    No more kids

    by KelseysNuts

    JP -- Great film. Stone cold classic. The Lost World -- Some very good scenes, terrible child character. Third act = WTF? JP III -- See TLW above. JP IV -- Please, if this film is made, do not write it as a 'child in peril' story.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST


    by Samuel Fulmer

    The kids were bad enough in the first one, and they just got worse in each sequel with gymnastics girl in Lost World and the 11 year old Bear Grylls in JP3.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Give Jeff Goldblum another chance!

    by Christian Sylvain

    The Lost World was pretty bad, but I think it'd be cool to see Goldblum's Malcom take a lead role in another JP film, but with a good script behind him this time around.

  • What happened to that movie?

  • June 21, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Fassneto, go wander into traffic you dumb cunt

    by NightArrows

    Obviously you are a tard, so all I can say to you is obviously people care because they went to see the fucking movies you goddamn mongoloid. DIAF fucktard. I hope they can craft something that works, and dump some of the sillyness. That being said, still love the first one, really enjoy parts of 2 and 3 as well.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to "Meg"?

    by Darth Macchio

    The book, while very much in the same vein as Crighton, had a really kewl intro which was something that I think would play right into the hearts of JP fans (of which I'm one). It was in development hell for a while and then was being made and then dev-hell and then getting financing and then....nothing.

  • June 21, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by dahveed1972

  • But only if Lucas is kept far, FAR away. i can just see his beady eyes shining in some dark crevasse, imagining the CGI Gophers he'd throw in there. And also...The Lost World, annoying little girl aside (and why did they make her black? The BOY was black in the book, and kelly had NO relation to Malcolm), was infinitely better than JPIII, which was no better than any knock-off piece of trash made for the Sy-fi channel and should be burned and denied as part of the franchise. At any rate, yeah...the only way this can work is with a compelling story - and one that Crichton would approve of. Which means no stupid shit like dinosaurs with guns. If you're going to be an idiot about it, don't make anything at all. Don't make anything unless you have a story that's so worthy of Crichton's works that everyone you show it to can't wait to see it put to film. As for the "Walking with Dinosaurs" guys...are you kidding? While good for television effects, these guys were never on par with ILM and Stan's boys. Jurassic Park's effects still tower over anything they EVER did, so why would they need THEIR help? Just saying. Just use full-sized animatronics and cgi where necessary, avoid direct lighting as much as possible (part of the key to the amazing Rex sequences with the animatronics), and you're golden. What WOULD be great would be if you could get Joseph Mazzelo and Arianna Richards (Tim and Lex) to come back full time, maybe even pick up Ellie, Dr. Grant, or Malcolm along the way. Give it some continuity. And for the love of all that's good and just in the universe, they need to NOT try to do something that thye think is "new and cool" or try to "go in their own direction" - that's always a recipe for a piece of shit nobody else likes but the director.

  • June 21, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Richard Lynch is DEAD!

    by Dan

  • June 21, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Now the fanboys are screaming re-boot.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    Honestly having not read the book myself the scenes you guys describe sound like they would be amazing. Lets cast this. Brendan Gleeson: Muldoon Anthony Hopkins: John Hammond Tom Hardy: Alan Grant Amy Adams: Ellie Sattler Ed Norton: Ian Malcolm Kevin Pollack: Donald Gennaro Sam Jackson: Ray Arnold

  • June 21, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    man the kids here never cease to amaze me...

    by ShakaLaka Lambo

    The Lost World was crap because the only engaging character from JP was Alan Grant and expecting Mr. Chaos Theory to carry the load was not only asinine it was asiten and eleven etc..(thanks Stephen A,). Vince was wasted in that film (though I doubt even he could have saved it) JP3 wasn't even close to as good as the first but at least Grant was back and the REAL king of the Dinos got some love, thats right i'm talking about the Spinosaurus. So anyone who thinks JP3 is better than the lost world is not an idiot, they just have better taste than you. It never gets old here though, some of the people on these talkbacks will defend the most crappy abominations on film (X-Men First Class for example) How anyone can defend that load of crap is beyond me, I mean sure X3 paled in comparison to the first two but at least it was vaguely watchable, First Class was the height of stupidity, seriously, what they were sitting around and thought, "Hey who cares if there is 40 plus years of great canon to choose characters from! Lets make up our own and make Cyclops' little brother his older brother! And we'll have mystique grow up with the Prof.! Yeah ! What a great Idea! God I cringe at the thought of a sequel to that turd. Then you have kids on here defending it! Their the same idiots dogging out The Amazing Spider-Man because it (God Forbid) is sticking to the canon, (Gwen first, Mechanical webshooters, Wisecracking Spidey etc) and oh no! they changed the suit a little bit, bring back the mighty morphin power gobby and they emo pete! what a bunch of idiots, it's morons like that allowed us to have a commie in the white house. Now please, bring me your weak attempts at a comeback kids

  • June 21, 2012, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Turd, don't blame Koepp for cutting the lagoon scene

    by D.Vader

    Spielberg and Koepp decided to cut it. They couldn't get the effects to look right. There's even preproduction art of the Rex in the water.

  • You're absolutely fucking insane!

  • June 21, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Not interested,...unless.....

    by thot

    .....they discover that some "unauthorized" engineering was being done that resulted in the cloning of extinct, sea-going reptiles like Mosasaurs and Plesiosaurs. THAT should be the focus. Some truly scary as shit underwater seamonster action!! Otherwise,...meh.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Primeval had pretty good Dino effects for a TV Show.


    Too bad it went completely downhill story wise after the first season.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    JP3 was not FUN

    by HamburgerEarmuffs

    Unless having fun makes you want to gouge out your eyes.

  • June 21, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Also, need a Muldoon spinoff movie

    by HamburgerEarmuffs

    He survives the attack with facial scars and fucks up dinosaurs and poachers for 100 minutes. Starring Mads Mikkelson.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Hmmmm im not impressed...

    by Norman Colson

    I mean seriously the first one was good enough for me.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    walking with pmsc

    by Vince

    Pmsc, you don't get it. Wwd was groundbreaking in it's arena' television, but it was micro budget. Of course today's CGI is way better, that,s how it works, even jp is surpassed in it,s vfx- what's lasting about wwd is that it was and still is the most incredibly adventurous and realistic depiction of dinosaur despite the dated vfx- that's the high levels of creativity sorely lacking in the world of cinema today-

  • June 21, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Are those 'Auto-erotic'?

    by jellypop

    I was 18 when I first saw JP and have seen 'em all in the cinema. I can re-watch them at home without feeling the need to pick holes to pull them apart. I'll look forward to watching JP4 if it comes about...but I sense either a reboot or version of what has come before.

  • June 21, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    was just watching the walking with dinosaurs discs yesterday

    by james

    and the FX don't hold up, but animation still looks good. It seems to me a matter more of time and money than a lack of skill or artistry. The most glaring fault is the clear difference between the cg render and the puppets used. I'd have preferred all cg as the puppets were rather weak in most instances IMO. The WWD team would def bring something to this project.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    "Meg" is back on track...

    by HB_Dad

    ...expect an announcement from the author Steve Alten shortly. If you haven't read the Meg novels, I think it is far superior to Jaws which is saying a ton!

  • June 21, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    If a prequel never happens...

    by Brock

    Doubt a prequel would ever happen. Just throwing it out there. Thanks for the good response. No matter what happens with JP4, I am sure we are not far away from a remake or reboot of the 1st one. Don't know if i'd be up for that.

  • June 21, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by mayorofsmpleton

    Technically every two hours is two hours you'll never get back. ;)

  • June 21, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I thought they already made a Meg movie

    by wcolbert

    and if I recall, man was it shit. Straight to tv or some such business.

  • June 21, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by QuandraX

    Yeah, sure, why not? It would certainly be better than a couple of fanfiction screenwriters pissing on Michael Crichton. Simply adapt the original book, as is.

  • June 21, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Splice Jaws and Jurassic Park: Jurassic Shark.

    by Gary Makin

  • .... my little nephew can write this shit...

  • June 21, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Lost World is very entertaining.

    by Charlie

    It's cheesy at times. However I find it a good entertaining guilty pleasure movie.

  • That is one of the things that was missing from Terra Nova, Sleestaks or an Alien Colony that no one counted on.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Goldblum BETTER BE IN THIS

    by WWBD

    Best part of the first two movies. Well, ok, second to the dinosaurs.

  • June 22, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    No Goldblum No Jurassic Park 4

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 22, 2012, 3 a.m. CST

    JP3 the better of the sequels

    by darthvedder81

    It doesn't hold a candle to the original but props to Joe Johnston for packing in lots of dino action in a tidy 95 min. Lost World has it's moments. I wish they would have just followed Crichton's novel better. It's damn good and different than JP without losing the sense of adventure. He clearly wrote it with the movie in mind so it's baffling why the screenplay turned out so different. The ending is just out of nowhere and so over the top crazy you kind of have to admire Spielberg for going with it even if it flies off the rails by the end.

  • June 23, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST


    by Balkin Flabgurter