So now we've heard it all, a new Hasbro repaint toyline appeared this year out of the blue and another one is to be expected next year. Then there's the new DVD website for the trilogy and the possible plans of an HD Blueray version out of the blue. Those pesky executives. They told us that JPIV wouldn't happen yet we get all this?! They're planning something. I'm certain that they're planning something. And then there's Spielberg's legendary "it's gonna happen" captured on a television interview three years ago. Would he just change his mind after slipping out words like that on the public?? Do you think they're planning something? Cause there's seriously something more here than meets the eye. Speculate.
Last Edit: Nov 7, 2009 10:30:23 GMT -5 by jpdude11
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I certainly hope that a new direction doesn't mean the dinosaurs become something else entirely(Homocraptor). No JP fan would like such a direction for that goes in anothe sci-fi territory entirely and would thereby destroy Jurassic Park. It's not the first time they have planned mutants either. In JP/// the dinosaur that kills the T-Rex was at one point supposed to be a type of "theropod/barracuda hybrid". I dont know much about it and it appears to be a rumor but they seemingly planned it at some point. Very bad!
As for the news about Johnston, that was nothing more than a mess up from AICN's writer. That interview happened last year thus it isn't valid anymore. All we know is that the producers hate the idea of a fourth film and seemingly the fans too as we haven't even been given apologies for the time that they had us wait for a movie that wasn't at a strong foundation to begin with. Seriously, would you want something like this to happen to JP:
Sadly yes. This was an idea that some sad fellow had pitched as the idea for the fourth movie. From what I hear both Spielberg and the Amblin heads were quick to reject it. I sure hope they never approach this idea again. Not in a JP movie.
I simply ponder what exactly brought this project down for it's definitely not Crichton's death. That's no excuse at all. If there's a new toyline, a new DVD website and a probable Bluray release there's got to be something going on. Spielberg said they'd do something "special" with the Bluray. So JPIV can't be completely done with. The fan ideas would be very valuable to them too which is where jpdude11 is right. But for that we need an established interaction with them which is unlikely.
There's something I've been thinking of. It appears all of the proposed storylines for this sequel have taken place at the mainland for the producers aside Johnston have said that it won't be about the islands anymore. That simply raises a question: Does the storyline truly have a future at the mainland? To me it appears that the change in setting alone won't be enough for Jurassic Park as a concept had it's believability laid on a complicatedly simple foundation. All the two sequels this far have only jeopardized it. Bringing the dinosaurs to the mainland on the contrary complicates things more than is good for them. To me it seems that those dinosaurs need an isolated island just to survive. So what good would bringing them to the mainland truly do for the franchise knowing that they'd unavoidably come in contact with human civilisation? The Crichton novel does mention a few reports of castaway Raptors in mainland Costa Rica eating lycine rich food from croppings and cattle but that wouldn't be enough for a decent storyline alone as the Velociraptors would still need isolation which in the novel they do by moving to uncharted territories to become a legend. As much as they want to avoid the island undoubtedly because audiences are fed up with the setting it still can only make you wonder whether or not they really know what they've been doing. IMO the human character motivations either make or break this movie. It somewhat did break JP/// and I don't think TLW is that loyal to the novel either.
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2009 6:40:01 GMT -5 by dinoslayer
You have once again completely misinterpreted what's been said. I don't see a future for the dinosaurs if they are released to the American continent. They need isolation to survive and them wondering the countryside is just repeating TLW. That doesn't necessarily make Jurassic Park a unique story from other monster movies as Jurassic Park really isn't about monsters but animals savagely trying to survive the reign of mankind and our arrogance. What I believe would bring it better forwards is a new handling of the island location itself. I think Bernard's upcoming story is an interesting way to handle it. The islands can still be used although differently. The two sequels this far didn't actually pull all the punches in this much if at all. They were really just the same island incident scenario with lamer excuses.