Jurassic Park IV has been in
production since the release of Jurassic Park 3 in 2001. However, to
this day the movie has not been made. It has been stuck in
development hell, and it entered this stage in 2004 when the script
draft was reviewed by the website Ain't It Cool News and received a
bad review and a huge fan backlash.
Since then the production of the movie
has been uncertain, with producers saying it'll happen "next year"
or "by 2008" and then saying it's on hold for the time being.
Currently, director of Jurassic Park 3
Joe Johnston has stated multiple times that the movie is still
happening and that they have a new idea that would take the
franchise off in a new direction, creating a "new trilogy" for
Jurassic Park. He has said that once he has finished Captain
America, he hopes to get together with Steven Spielberg and develop
Jurassic Park IV.
In the coming year I will be making
a full timeline to show the rollercoaster ride that the movie has
taken over the past 9 years.
||"Dinosaurs With Guns"
Written by William Monahan and John Sayles
This idea was very well written. It
was reviewed on Ain't It Cool News back in 2004 which included an in
depth look at the proposed story for Jurassic Park IV. It had a
majority of things that would make the fans happy, seeing Isla Nublar
after all this time, having another company breeding their
own dinosaurs, new characters and of course the mainland.
However, while these little things were what we wanted, the main story was something
that would have ruined the franchise. Genetically mutated di-hu-ogs.
Dinosaur-Human-Dog. DNA from all 3 were mixed together to create
mercenary dinosaurs and our main character Nick Harris was in charge
of training them.
I am not too sure how far into
production this script got, but I know that around this time a few
freelancers were working for Hasbro to design concept art for the
Jurassic Park IV toyline. Carlos Huante is the artist who designed
concepts for Amblin Entertainment. I've been in contact with Carlos,
and he tells me that as soon as the heads at Amblin saw the artwork,
they shut down the project almost instantly.
There have been debates for years
after the script review as to whether or not this idea is still
being used and in a
recent interview with Joe Johnston, he states that
the idea was scrapped and they've moved on.
||"Unknown Laura Dern"
Written by unknown (possibly John Sayles?)
We have very little information on
this script, only that it was the next script written after the
above one. This is the script that producer Frank Marshall was happy
with in 2006/2007 where he said multiple times that the movie will be
filming in 2007 and released in 2008. Clearly, this didn't happen
and I have no idea why. Laura Dern, who played Ellie Sattler in
Jurassic Park, said a few times that Spielberg had phoned her up
about this script and wanted to get the movie together but this also
Written by unknown
This is the idea that they are
running with now. It takes place on the mainland and has all new
characters. Nothing more is known about this script other than the
fact that it will take the franchise off in a new direction.
This website was opened on June
3rd, 2008 by Jack De La Mare. Since then it has been a source for
news on the promised Jurassic Park IV which has been stuck in
development hell for many years.
This website design - version 2.0 - was created by
Jack De La Mare,
Stace Limaru and Danny Vidal and
opened on 21st March 2010.