Sequels find a way.
The studio were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should…
A third sequel to Jurassic Park IS going to happen. We just don’t know what…or why. Reassuringly though, these are exactly the concerns that have been carefully considered by JP4 director Colin Trevorrow.
Universal made a welcome, if unusual decision earlier this year when they deferred the release of Jurassic Park 4 by a year to ensure it was of requisite quality.
In a recent podcast, Trevorrow first addressed some of the outlandish plot rumours that had been circling about the film:
“I saw some of the rumours on the internet and I would have all kinds of red flags going off if I heard they were going to muzzle a T-Rex. So I would say don’t believe everything you read, there are way more insiders on the internet than there are in real life.”
He also discussed the importance of making a film that doesn’t just rely on the strength of its predecessors, and that JP4 must have a solid raison d’etre:
“It’s important to make a movie for the fans but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less and need me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park 4 in the first place, and I want to make a movie for them too.”
He also assuaged concerns that JP4 was just a money making exercise:
“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.”
So both director and studio are making noises that JP4 must be a worthy successor to one of the greatest monster movies ever made. It’s a tall order but they shouldn’t be afraid to have big ambitions.
John Hammond would most certainly approve.
Jurassic Park 4 is expected in summer 2015.
Souce: [Deep breath} Jurassic Park Podcast via Bleeding Cool via Comingsoon.net