Back in February a scooper dropped us a bit on the screenplay status on Jurassic Park IV, and now DarkHorizons updates us on the status of the film as a whole via an interview with effects man Stan Winston via Cinemania Magazine.
DH received the news from one of its scoopers quoting Winston directing from the article saying, “It’s definitely going ahead. There will be a Jurassic Park IV. We’re all very excited at the prospect of working together again, because doing a Jurassic movie is like a big family reunion. Everyone pretty much knows everyone else, so it’s a lot of fun. I also enjoy the challenge of once again raising the bar and bringing the world something extraordinary.
“Admittedly things have somewhat slowed on the development of the film, as Steven [Spielberg] wasn’t very enthused with the first couple of screenplay drafts. I think he felt neither of them balanced the science and adventure elements effectively. It’s a tough compromise to reach, as too much science will make the movie too talky, but too much adventure will make it seem hollow. So we’re sort of on hold at the moment, just waiting for the written word to be in place, and then it’s full steam ahead, baby!”
This is indeed good news for you lover’s of the dinos and once that script gets hashed out I would not expect a long delay to get production underway since this film has been talked about for what seems like ages.