Jurassic Park 4 has been lost in development hell for well, almost since the second the third one finished its theatrical run in 2001. Every year or so someone from Spielberg’s team wanders onto a movie site and promises they’re working on it. Then months pass and we hear nothing until one of them pops up again to promise it’s still happening. Well not this time. This time Frank Marshall has decided to come clean. Jurassic Park 4? Probably not.
Talking to io9 Marshall finally admitted, “At this point, you could call it a long shot.” Even though I’m a big fan of the Jurassic Park franchise in general, it’s hard not to regard this as great news since rumor had the fourth movie involving velociraptors with the ability to fire sub-machine guns. Bad enough we’re going to have to put up with the continued ruination of Indiana Jones via a fifth movie, at least they’re leaving Jurassic Park alone.
Unfortunately they’re not leaving The Neverending Story alone. That’s still headed for a horrible, unnecessary remake which will undoubtedly complete the utter destruction of my childhood leaving me even more of an empty, bitter, hollow shell than I already am. Marshall confirms that they’re still working on it, though it’s still “kind of off in the distance.” If there’s a silver lining here it’s that they don’t actually have the rights to make it yet. If they get them though, it sounds like they’re more than eager to move ahead.
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