By: Pat Prescott - Staff Writer
Published: Jun 17, 2021

Spielberg Wants to Do Jurrasic Park 4

Stephen Spielberg has been exploring options for a possible 4th movie of Jurrasic Park. It has been more then a decade since the third installment hit the big screens. However, Universal Studios and Spielberg’s representatives “stress that no one has been engaged to write a script and that the discussions have been purely exploratory.”

Spielberg, who is actually a dinosaur lover himself, is said to just be brainstorming ideas right now. The first film, which released in 1993, was adapted from Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel and greatly advanced CGI technology in achieving realistic-looking dinosaurs on the screen. With the rise of 3D in 21st century cinema, however, THR suggests that the reboot could achieve even more with updated technology.

Its two subsequent sequels, which strayed from Crichton’s subject matter and had less of Spielberg’s Midas touch, did not fare as well with moviegoers. The Lost World brought in $615 million, but the third entry in the franchise, Jurassic Park III only grossed $90 million, causing any hopes of a fourth movie to go extinct. As for the time being there will be a Spielberg produced TV show coming to FOX this fall called “Terra Nova”, which includes the ancient beasts.

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.


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