Kathleen Kennedy has been a longtime producing partner of Steven Spielberg, working with him on films such as A.I, Munich, E.T and, of course, Jurassic Park. She was recently interviewed by Collider, who asked her about Jurassic Park 4, and whether we will ever get to actually see a fourth film. Here is what she said:
“A great script is what it’s gonna take to get a fourth Jurassic Park. We have a very high bar for ourselves because we’re just like the audience, we don’t want to make the movie if there’s not a reason to make the movie, so we’ve kinda created the dilemma ourselves because it was never intended to be a franchise, so there’s an argument to be made…that why are you making a fourth Jurassic Park – so we gotta find a good reason for why we’re making a fourth Jurassic Park, and we’re in the midst of working on that right now”
Spielberg also said he would only do a fourth film if they can get a script worthy of doing. Ideas have been flying around, however Kennedy also made it clear in the interview that no one is actually working on a script yet, and at this stage there are merely ideas and discussions taking place. There is still no concrete evidence a fourth film will happen, but it does appear to be that the makers are wanting to go ahead, but it has to be for the right reasons. I am desperate to see a fourth Jurassic Park, just like everyone else, but if the film is rushed out simply to make money, it could fail. It is very comforting to know that the makers, especially Spielberg, want everything to be right to make it. A little more patience in order to get a quality sequel is not too much to ask, is it?
There was also talk of whether the original Jurassic Park would become one of the latest classics to be post-converted into 3d:
“I’m not a huge proponent of post-conversion,” said Kennedy. “But I think if the filmmaker get’s intricately involved in the post-conversion…if it’s not just a technological exercise then I think it can be really really good and Jurassic Park is a perfect example of a movie that could work really really well as a 3D picture.”
Jurassic Park in 3D, now that I’d pay to see!
By Matt Wavish