JURASSIC PARK IV News
Posted by Frosty
Earlier today I did the press day for both Hot Fuzz and Year of the Dog. Obviously I have a ton to post from both junkets but I wanted to get this story up right away.
For a while now rumors have been flying that Steven Spielberg has an idea for a new Jurassic Park movie and itís one that he thinks could resuscitate the franchise. Obviously these kinds of stories come up every once in awhile and you always take them with a grain of salt.
But today there is something solid to report.
While talking to Laura Dern earlier this afternoon, she revealed that she had received a phone call from Steven Spielberg and something is brewing.
Laura Dern: Iím told its happening and Iím told theyíre calling me. Iím told that Ellie Sattler is involved in it.
Are you interested in going back?
Well a certain fellow is the one that called me and itís hard to say no to him cause heís always got something totally genius up his sleeve so weíll see what they have in mind. But I donít know anything about it at this point.
Has anyone told you when it would shoot?
I think within the year. I think they want to release it in 2008.
Have you been in touch with your other Jurassic Park co-stars recently?
Actually I just oddly talked to Sam Neil shortly before I arrived here. But we didnít speak about that. Itís always an awkward thing because sometimes one person is in it and another person isnít and who knows who is going to do it or not do it. So itís the unspoken dinosaur date.
This also goes along with the previous rumors that Universal wants JP4 as a 2008 holiday tentpole. While that date seems more and more unlikely as we get further into 2007, with the advances in CGI and the fact that a lot of the dinosaurs have already been rendered for the previous filmsÖ.maybe they can reach that date.
But I think the earliest weíll see any new movie is 2009 as it takes a ton of time to do effects and youíd like to think the film would push the envelope a bit. Obviously this is an active story and one that Iíll stay on top of.
If youíd like to listen to the Laura Dern interview in its entirety click here (itís an MP3). She talks a lot about working with Mike White and David Lynch. The interview is mostly about Year of the Dog but there are a bunch of other subjects covered.