Kathleen Kennedy may not be synonymous with Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but she should be; she produced all of them and more. Recently, she’s produced The Adventures of Tin Tin and War Horse for Steven Spielberg, but down the line is a future full of prehistoric creatures stampeding into the 21st century. Kathleen gives her insights on the long-in-development sequel to the original Jurassic Park trilogy, one she says isn’t going to be done until they have a good reason to do it.
In her own words, “A great script is what it’s gonna take to get a fourth Jurassic Park.” relays Kathleen. “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. 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.”
After the atrocity that was Jurassic Park 3, you can tell they were running out of reasons to continue this franchise. There really needs to be a cohesive idea behind the new film that takes into account the original arguments from the first film. John Hammond created the dinosaurs, but as Ian Malcolm tells us, playing God can have serious repercussions. A new film has to take this concept and tell us what happens next after we’ve defiled nature. If there is a tiny nugget of that philosophical argument that the film expounds upon, then Jurassic Park 4 might just be awesome, indeed.[Via Collider]