Kathleen Kennedy discusses Jurassic Park 4 plans

Rumors of a Jurassic Park 4 have swirled for years, so when asked what it’s going to take to finally get the film off the ground, producer Kathleen Kennedy sensibly answered that it all boils down to the script:

“A great script is what it’s gonna take to get a fourth Jurassic Park. 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 fourthJurassic Park?’ So we’ve gotta find a good reason for why we’re doing a fourthJurassic Park and we’re in the midst of working on that right now.”

It’s definitely good to hear that a fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise isn’t being rushed at the expense of a good story. Kennedy revealed that while a script isn’t currently being written, they’re “talking about it.” Given the recent success re-releasing older films in 3D, Kennedy confirmed that Universal has approached them about post-converting Jurassic Park to 3D. Whether or not they actually go forward with it depends on whether Spielberg has the time to revisit the pic:

“They have asked us. And I think it’s really gonna come down to making sure Steven has the time, and [director of photography] Janusz [Kaminski] has the time to sit down and go through it and evaluate.”

Will there be a 3-D conversion of the Park series?

“I’m not a huge proponent of post-conversion, but I think if the filmmaker gets intricately involved in the post-conversion—it’s not just a technological exercise—then I think it can be really, really good and I think Jurassic Park is a perfect example of a movie that could work really, really well as a 3D picture…I also think it’s tricky because unless you framed the movie with [3D] in mind, not all those shots—quick cutting, that kind of thing—it’s not necessarily going to translate, and so that’s why you’ve gotta have the DP and you’ve gotta have the director frame-by-frame involved in the process of that conversion.”


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