While promoting the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extraterrestrial and its upcoming Blu-ray release, producer Kathleen Kennedy gave Coming Soon an update on “Jurassic Park 4”
“Writing, writing, writing,” she says of the current stage in developing the next sequel to Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur epic. “It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.”
A recent update had Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver boarding the project as screenwriters.
“[The studio] is just like, ‘When?!'” Kennedy laughs. “They don’t care about the agony we’re going through!”