After more than a decade, the fourth installment to the “Jurassic Park” franchise has found some writers to help elevate the project from development hell to perhaps development heck for now. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the writing duo behind last year’s Fox prequel/reboot “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” are onboard to pen the film’s script.
After Jurassic Park III in 2001, both the audience and critics began to agree that the franchise about living breathing dinosaurs had finally run its course. It also made the planning and development of a fourth outing anything but rocky. Details had been minute in the past decade, the most significant of which was how the passing of author Michael Critchton may have torpedoed the project for good. But then, at the last Comic-Con, director Steven Spielberg announced that he was developing some new ideas and JPIII director Joe Johnston hoped to have a story with Spielberg worked out in time.
Those of us who grew up in the nineties remember what a massive cultural impact the first Jurassic Park was. It basically did for dinosaurs what Twilight had done for vampires. It put them on everything. And for those of us who read about dinosaurs in books and dreamed about being paleontologists in our childhood, we remember how immensely cool it was to see something we love be embraced by everyone around us.
To recapture the glory and spectacle of the first film would require a way to make dinosaurs impressive and awe-inspiring once again. In a time when prehistoric creatures are recreated virtually everywhere, the filmmakers need to feature these animals in an extraordinary new light. One that doesn’t look overly familiar but wont alienate those that grew up loving the original. One without any children. Or gymnastics.
In short: somebody please give us a Dino-Riders movie already!
The original Jurassic Park will be re-released with a post-3D conversion in July 19, 2013.
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source – empire online