Jurassic Park IV on the Rise with New Screenwriters
06.22.12 by Ryan
Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise get ready — a fourth installment may finally be happening.
Almost a year ago at the 2011 Comic-Con, director Steven Spielberg teased that Jurassic Park IV could be made "in the next two or three years," and it looks like he may keep to that promise. Deadline reports that Rise of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters and co-producers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa have been hired to write the long-gestating sequel. Spielberg is expected to produce, but not to direct, much like he did on Jurassic Park III.
This isn't the first time Jurassic Park IV seemed to be finally in the works. Spielberg reportedly met with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, Thor) last June to discuss story ideas, but whether that meeting ever led to a story that Jaffa and Silver will now write is unknown. Last December, Jurassic Park producer Kathleen Kennedy commented that a "great script is what it’s gonna take" to make a fourth Jurassic Park movie, and, hopefully, Jaffa and Silver are up for the challenge of reviving yet another movie franchise. Rise earned $481 million worldwide and a sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is already scheduled to open in 2014.