While it has been long rumored that Steven Spielberg is going to make “Jurassic Park IV“, there were not many details shared about the project. Nonetheless, Spielberg’s long-time producing partner, Kathleen Kennedy, recently opened up about the progress of the fourth “Jurassic Park” film.
Speaking to Collider, Kennedy shared that the project still needs a perfect script before it finally gets off the ground. “A great script is what it’s gonna take to get a fourth ‘Jurassic Park’,” said the co-founder of Amblin Entertainment. “We have a very high bar for ourselves because we’re just like the audience, we don’t wanna make the movie if there’s not a reason to make the movie.”
Kennedy continued, “So we’ve kinda created the dilemma ourselves because it was never intended to be a franchise, so there’s an argument to be made ‘Why are you doing a fourth Jurassic Park?’ So we’ve gotta find a good reason for why we’re doing a fourth ‘Jurassic Park’ and we’re in the midst of working on that right now.” She revealed that no script has been written for the next dinosaur film, but there has been a talk about it.
During the chat, Kennedy was asked if there’s a possibility to give the original “Jurassic Park” a 3D re-release treatment. Hinting that it might happen, the 58-year-old producer said, “I’m not a huge proponent of post-conversion, but I think if the filmmaker gets intricately involved in the post-conversion, then I think it can be really, really good and I think ‘Jurassic Park’ is a perfect example of a movie that could work really, really well as a 3D picture.”
When quizzed if Universal Pictures has asked her to re-dimensionalize the phenomenal movie, Kennedy admitted, “They have asked us.” She added, “And I think it’s really gonna come down to making sure Steven has the time, and [Director of photography] Janusz [Kaminski] has the time to sit down and go through it and evaluate.”