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Jurassic Park 4 Hires Screenwriters

Kathleen KennedyRick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will write the Jurassic Park 4 script.

The duo - who were behind Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes - have been hired by Universal to pen the screenplay in the latest instalment of the dinosaur blockbuster.

Steven Spielberg - who helmed the first three movies in the franchise - has already ruled himself out of returning to direct the motion picture, but his production partner Kathleen Kennedy remains involved, and she has always stressed that the script will be the most important element of any potential sequel.

"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 kind of 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 fourth Jurassic Park?' So we've gotta find a good reason for why we're doing a fourth Jurassic Park and we're in the midst of working on that right now," she said at the back end of last year.

There is no release date yet for Jurassic Park 4.


Steven Spielberg to Produce Jurassic Park 4

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg has confirmed he will not be directing Jurassic Park 4.

The War Horse director - who helmed the first two stories in the dinosaur movie series - will be returning for the mooted fourth installment, but only in the capacity of producer: "I don't want to talk about Jurassic Park 4 yet - it's too early - but I can tell you that I'm not directing it. I'm producing it though."

Steven also confirms his forthcoming adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's Robopocalypse will be a "big popcorn movie," but does not want to confirm too many details about the project. He added at a press conference in Paris, "I'm making a science fiction movie probably in September called Robopocalypse because on Daniel Wilson's book. It's a cautionary tale about war between human beings and robots. It's a big crowd pleaser, I think, a big action popcorn movie with a message. I have a couple of other plans which I don't want to go into because they're too far out of the horizon."

Sequel News: Four Brothers, Jurassic Park and More

Four Brothers: How do you follow a film like Four Brothers? Well, you apparently add another brother. Paramount is currently developing Five Brothers, a sequel to the 2005 entry. Details of the film are not known, but Mark Wahlberg has already expressed interest in returning.

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