JURASSIC PARK 4 Lands RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Screenwriting Duo
Published: June 21, 2012 - 8:33am
Jurassic Park, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, is a science fiction story centering around a disastrous attempt to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs. The first film was released in 1993, directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Martin Ferrero, and Bob Peck. It was followed by The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, though neither sequel reached the iconic popularity of the first installment.
It's now been revealed that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who made a splash with last year's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have signed on to write a script for the long rumored fourth film. It's unlikely Spielberg will return in a directorial capacity (he was at the helm of the first two films), though he will be producing alongside Kathleen Kennedy.
Universal Pictures is also prepping a 3D re-release of their franchise starter Jurassic Park on July 19, 2013. There's no word yet if the property's two sequels will also garner re-releases.