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Back in May, it was reported that 'Contagion' scribe Scott Z. Burns would be taking over writing duties on the 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' sequel. He would be working from a draft penned by 'RotPotA' writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The question then arose as to what Jaffa and Silver would be working on instead. Turns out they are in fact doing a sequel, just not the one we wanted them to. Universal has hired them to write the long-discussed, still unrealized 'Jurassic Park 4.' Steven Spielberg will be producing the fourth chapter in the JP franchise, though Universal was quick to state that he will not also be directing. No word yet on when 'Jurassic Park 4' is expected to go into production.
I am really excited to see what Jaffa and Silver could do with any large-scale, creature-based sci-fi blockbusters, and I applaud Universal's decision to bring them on board. That being said, why do we need a 'Jurassic Park 4?' Don't get me wrong, I love dinosaurs as much as the next big kid, but how many more times can people go to islas they shouldn't? Plus, with the original 'Jurassic Park' being re-released in theaters next summer in 3D, would there be any way to avoid the fourth chapter being in three dimensions as well? Still, if this team is able to put together a good script, and a solid director is brought in, this could be worthwhile. I mean come one, even a bad movie with dinosaurs...still has dinosaurs. Give me a break, I'm trying to stay optimistic here.
What do you guys think? Could a fourth 'Jurassic Park' work? Is this the right writing duo for the job? Will this ever really get off the ground?