Producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy just revealed at today's junket for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button that plans have fallen through for a fourth entry in the "Jurassic Park" franchise.
When asked if there was any development on the long-anticipated sequel, Kennedy responded, "No... I don't know. You know, when Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it."
Since Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III in 2001, Universal has been developing a fourth outing in the successful franchise. The studio commissioned William Monahan and John Sayles to pen a script in '04.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Producers Say No to Jurassic Park 4
Well, that kind of sucks. I enjoyed the Jurassic Park films and thought they were pretty entertaining. Sure the other two films weren't as captivating and intriguing as the first film, but they were still mildly fun. It would have been pretty cool if they made another one kind of like a tribute to the great Michael Crichton with director Steven Spielberg returning to the directors chair, but I guess them stopping it now is probably for the best.