The Most Important “Jurassic Park V” Rumors

Well guys lets do a quick rundown of all the JP4 rumors we’re tracking. If you hear anything, em@il us and we’ll talk about it! We’ll keep this page updated.

07.13.01: the first rumor that JP4 could be in the work. In an interview was discussed that Macy and Léoni already signed up for the 4th movie and Joe Johnston added that it wouldn’t play on the islands.

07.20.01: Dans JP/// page reports that Spielberg want’s Nick van Owen (Vince Vaughn) back for the movie. Dan reported too that Universal got the rights for 6 Jurassic Park films!

08.16.01: JP Aftermath reports that Access Hollywood listed Jurassic Park IV on the list of upcoming movies. If the production takes again 2 years, is it possible that JP4 comes out in 2004?

08.20.01: JP4 probably in 2003? This said an Article of Videoeta.com

09.21.01: #1. JP4 rumored in 2003(it is most likely due to he fact that 2003 is Jurassic park’s 10 year anniversery). #2: Steven Spielberg has a new idea for JP4 that is supposed to “take the JP mythology to a new level.” #3. JP4 is to involve Lewis Dongson and Biosyn, makin a theme park on the mainland (not again…).

02.15.02: Sam Neill was speaking about a possible plot of JP4. Perhaps, the fourth JP movie may involve a human threat in addition to JP’s dinos.

02.20.02: Sam Neill seems not to be interested in JP4. He said: 3 seems to be the definitive number.

02.27.02: More news and rumors about JP4 from Upcoming movies of when the production and release will be. It also says that possibly Nick Van Owen (The Lost World) will take the spotlight this time.

06.09.02: Spielberg said in an Interview for the “Starlog Magazine” – “You’re talking to the guy who has got to decide — and at this point I’ve pretty much decided to do a ‘Jurassic IV’. Similar to the third Jurassic, I will not direct it. I would hope that I could get Joe Johnston to direct this one, too, but it’s up to him. I’ll certainly offer it to Joe before I offer it to anyone else. We actually have a wonderful story that I think is the best story since the very first movie. In fact, I wish it were the third story instead of the fourth one. It came late, but it is actually the best story I’ve heard for a dinosaur movie since the Michael Crichton book. And I’m not going to tell you anything about it. My lips are sealed.”

Last Updated 06.10.2002

Inside Jurassic Park: Exposing the Spinosaurus

A captivated Dr. Alan Grant is glued to the window of the Beechcraft Turboprop. Out on the runway before him, he watches Cooper, and injured mercenary collapse. Then, with brutal and cunning speed, an enormous beast siezes up the figure in its jaws. Grant sees only a glimpse of a crocodillian snout, powerful clawed forearms, and a spiny sail rising from the creature’s back. The plane lifted off, but there was an angry roar and a sudden thump. To Grant’s horror, he realized that they were going down…

This scene, lifted from this summer’s Jurassic Park III, presents the new film’s star, the Spinosaurus, as a deadly, human-muching machine; when, in fact, the Spinosaurus, despite its enormous size, was actually a fish-eater.

“We knew that we had to introduce at lest one or two new dinosaurs,” says Jurassic Park III producer Larry Franco. “Once we decided we needed a pterodactyl, we knew it had to be the biggest one. Spinosaurus was a fairly easy choice.”

“That Spinosaurus is one big motherf**cker,” laughs Stan Winston, the man in charge of the live-action dinosaurs in the new film. “Like everything else, it has been a huge undertaking, because when you go as big as we’ve gone with this dinosaur, it becomes a huge problem technically. If you can imagine anything bigger and badder than the T-rex… we have bigger and badder than the T-rex.”

When the new Jurassic Park III logo was unvieled at a trade show last summer, many fans debated over what the “Logosaurus” might be. It certainly wasn’t a Tyrannosaur as seen in the logos of the last two films in the series. Some fans were disappointed and angered by the sudden change in direction, but the main census were delighted – along with the new director, Joe Johnston, and the return of Australian actor Sam Neill as Alan Grant, this could have meant the high point of the series was coming.

“This film is going to be compared to the first two, and whatever I do is going to be compared to what Steven Spielberg did on those.” says director Johnston, aware that the new film was in need of a new direction. “For me, it’s a pretty loaded situation to walk on to. We broke every rule we could possibly break making this movie.”

“I have a phobia about being trapped underwater,” Sam Neill comments about filming a major action scene with the Spinoaurus, labeled the “Barge Attack”. “There’s a scene about being trapped underwater, and there’s a scene where some of us either do or do not drown. Needless to say, I did not enjoy that much. But it was good to do a bit of action for a while. If nothing else, it gets you fit.”