As a franchise, Jurassic Park hasn’t had the easiest time. Sure, everyone loves Jurassic Park One. It revolutionized the industry, it’s iconic, and it made a massive impression on people the world over.
Jurassic Park 2? Not so much. It was more or less a Godzilla movie minus the fun and the titular lizard-dude. Jurassic Park 3? Don’t even get me started.
Jurassic Park 4 has been stalled in development hell of what seems like decades.
Rumors have been flying about what the film would center on for almost as long. There was a time when there was a draft with Velociraptors with genetically inserted laser guns, supposedly. Regardless, we have some new news about the long-in-developement next Jurassic Park.
The current incarnation of the film is set to be directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Derek Connolly, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
And here’s the new bit, according to Sam Neil:
“I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig.”
So the question is what does Sam Neil think a reboot is? With the variety of complexity and success that so many different types of reboots have achieved it makes one wonder if he’s talking about the Superman Returns type or the X-men: First Class or the Rob Zombie’s Halloween type reboot.
There have been rumors of continuing in the same continuity but with a new cast of characters. If that’s the direction they’re going in I see no problem with that. But I will miss Mr Neil and Mr Goldblum.