Jurassic Park: "New trilogy planned"

15 January 2010 by Tim Evans

Jurassic Park"It’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen.”Dinosaurs are set to walk the Earth again...nine years after the last Jurassic Park movie took a bite out of the box office.

But director Joe Johnston, who helmed the third instalment, has revealed it will not be a sequel but the first outing in what will be a completely new trilogy.

“There is going to be Jurassic Park IV,” said Johnston, a protégé of original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg. “And it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen.”

Jurassic Park 03"I'm back..."“It breaks away from the first three -- it's essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It's going to be done in a completely different way.”

The original, triple Oscar-winning 1993 film, starring Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and a cast of stunning animatronic lizards, was a massive success, grossing $914m worldwide and spawning two sequels.

"If you think of the first three as a trilogy, number four would be the beginning of a second trilogy. We just want to make them justified in their own right. We don't want to make sequel after sequel just because there's a market for it.

We want to tell different, interesting stories."

The franchise, which was based on the 1990 sci-fi novel by Michael Crichton, was planned to add a fourth instalment in 2002 but wrangles over the script and the death of Crichton appeared to have sounded the death knell for it.

Spielberg has also voiced interest in making a 3D version of Jurassic Park.