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The purposed fourth installment of the 'Jurassic Park' franchise remains one of those somewhat ephemeral projects that we've been talking about for years, but has never actually manifested into anything. This year there has been a lot of chatter from the filmmakers involved with the project, but sadly (or maybe happily depending on your view of the necessity of another film), it is still struggling to get out of the gate. Producer Kathleen Kennedyrecently had this to say about how this latest beast is progressing...
"Writing, writing, writing. It's really hard to keep these things going when there's an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, 'Okay. We have to answer the question, 'Why do another one?'' If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't be doing it. It's tough. We're trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn't going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We've got to start with a script and the story."
I guess it's encouraging that so much time is being taken on the script for 'Jurassic Park 4.' Part of the problem with 'JP 3' is that it felt so rushed that there were chasms of logic being leaped over by the characters. However, as much as it should be, my primary concern with the new 'Jurassic Park' is not the script; it's the effects. The first 'Jurassic Park' featured some of the most stunning digital effects I've ever seen, and not only do they hold up to this day, they actually trump the effects in plenty of movies made even a decade or more afterward. Now that 3D is becoming a standard, and the 48fps technology may become more prevalent by the time 'Jurassic Park 4'is finished, my hope is that there won't be a mad rush to "update" the effects to make the dinosaurs look more "in keeping with modern movie-making tricks." Not sure who I'm quoting there.
What do you guys think? Will 'Jurassic Park 4'ever get off the ground? Do you want it to?
Source: Coming Soon