Why In The Hell Is There Going To Be A Jurassic Park 4?


Colin Trevorrow, soon to be director and co-writer on Jurassic Park 4, appeared on the Jurassic Park Podcast (I love the internet) to discuss the pre-production of the film, and how the project is progressing. He makes a point of saying that internet rumours, to the shock I'm sure of many, are not to be trusted, and that until an actual announcement and final product is presented, you shouldn't believe everything you read.

He also claimed to be very aware that there is an audience out there that will need convincing that this film needs to happen at all. I, despite my love of the original, am one of those. I need to be convinced that the filmmakers behind this picture are actually interested in making a picture, and it isn't just a studio driven money hunt. Otherwise, we'll get another JP3, instead of a followup that does the original justice (Lost World doesn't count because it's not really a Jurassic Park movie, but ask me about that later, it's the weekend and I don't have the time right now to get into that). Trevorrow does make that case, claiming:
"This is not a paycheck gig for me and it’s not the movie that I’m making so I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie." 
I would argue that attempting to make the followups "kick-ass" is where the other films fell over themselves, sacrificing the character and story of the original for gratuitous dino-gore. Which there is certainly a time and a place for, but part of the charm of the original (for me anyway) is how little the dinosaurs are present. They are part of the environment, and that creates the suspense. If there is going to be a dinosaur on screen for the bulk of the run time, they might as well strap one of those voice simulators from Up around it's neck and call it Francis.

I don't know why the dinosaur would be called Francis, but it seems to fit. So I don't question it.

Via Collider.
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