Jurassic Park IV breaks the mould
There's been a lot of talk of a Jurassic Park IV, but nothing ever really happened, or so we thought, for Joe Johnston has revealed that he's read the story for the fourth film and it's a good one. What's more is that it breaks the mould from the previous films, and that it could take the franchise in an entirely new direction, if it was ever to be made of course.
I'll set your expectations now though, there's no word of the film actually happening, it's just that he's read or heard the idea, and the interview doesn't drill into more details about the production.
Frankly, we couldn't have had another Westworld, we've had enough of the idea of man being hounded by his own creations whether it be in the middle of a desert or on an island, and another story about man made dinosaurs attacking those who made them and showing that nature overcomes is not what we need to see. Indeed some will say that it's not what they need to see at all, another Jurassic Park.
Well I might argue that, if what Joe Johnston is hinting at is a reality.
Well, there is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it’s nothing like the first three. It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved.
He's interviewed over at AICN through Coming Soon and when asked if the film would be another story of a group of people trying to survive through another group of dinosaurs trying to kill and eat them, he said:
We’ve done that and it’s been done three times and I figure it’s…
Rather than let him finish they interrupt him and tell him to stay away from the idea of another island. Nice and respectful there. Let's however, go back to the film-maker and hear from him shall we? Although he didn't get to tell us what he was going to say he does talk about where he thought this fourth film would go.
Why would anybody go back to that island? It was hard enough to figure out the second and third reason for them to go, but it would take it off in a whole other trilogy basically, but when it gets to that level it’s sort of about studios and Steven’s thing and who knows. I think we are at that point where we are due for another one if we are going to do it. They had what four years between them? 1992… 1996 or 1997, and then 2001, so we are past due. I don’t know, but we will see.
Now this is sounding interesting don't you think? A new Jurassic Park that isn't set on an island and isn't about a group of people caught up in the middle of a man made group of creatures intent on killing them. Took them long enough to get away from it.
I really do hope that they don't just decide to move it to the mainland and have dinosaurs taking over, just progressing the story forwards into another sequel. I do hope that they do something that could really reinvent the franchise, and I mean totally reinvent.
What could they possibly do though, and is there any way you would want to see a fourth Jurassic Park?