In a new interview with Empire magazine, Steven Spielberg revealed that screenwriter Mark Protosevich, known for his scripts for “Thor” and “I Am Legend,” is drafting “Jurassic Park 4.” The blockbuster director promises the next installment will be much better than the last film in the series. Spielberg told the magazine it’ll blow 2001’s ill-received “Jurassic Park III” out of the water.”
Spielberg’s early science-fiction and adventure films were seen as an archetype of modern Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking. In later years, his films began addressing such issues as the Holocaust, slavery, war and terrorism. He is considered one of the most popular and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
He is also one of the co-founders of the DreamWorks movie studio.
He also said that despite the not-so-favorable reviews of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” he’s down to do Indy 5.
“Blame me. Don’t blame George (Lucas). That was my silly idea. People stopped saying “jump the shark”. They now say, “nuked the fridge”. I’m proud of that. I’m glad I was able to bring that into popular culture,” Spielberg said.
Calling into question his own considerable creative judgement, Spielberg admitted that “Indiana Jones 5” was a distinct possibility, elucidating, “George is in charge of breaking the stories. He’s done it on all four [Indiana Jones] movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories. He is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay yet, but he’s working on the story. I’ll leave it to George to come up with a good story.”
Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg’s films — Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993) — achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time. To date, the unadjusted gross of all Spielberg-directed films exceeds $8.5 billion worldwide.
Forbes puts Spielberg’s wealth at $3.0 billion.