The Jurassic Park franchise is one of cinema history’s biggest disappointments. The original was a revelation and a generation defining experience. The sequels were both less than noble efforts to recapture the essence of what we loved in the first film. Both, while ok in their own ways, were resounding Jurassic Park failures.
So the idea of going back to the island has always remained a possibility. There is so much more world to explore in the series, and even a couple misfire sequels can’t taint the thirst we all collectively have for more Jurassic Park.
Recently Collider spoke with producer Frank Marshall in advance of the latest Bourne film, and the subject of JP4 came up:
“I would say that it will be on the screen within two years” Marshall went on to reveal that they’re aiming for a summer release since it’s a “popcorn movie,” and confirmed that it’s definitely a sequel and not a reboot or remake.
Yes, thank you Mr. Marshall. Describing Jurassic Park 4 as a summer ‘popcorn’ movie is the best bit of news regarding the potential sequel we have yet heard. The original worked precisely because it was a ‘popcorn’ movie. Broad strokes painted with exquisite digital detail.
Weather or not we do indeed get a sequel by Summer 2014 remains to be seen, but knowing that the powers behind the film have the right mindset for the project, and the eagerness to get it made sooner rather than later is great news.