If Uni Remakes ‘Jurassic Park,’ I Bet They Call It ‘The Jurassic Park’…

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Uh. What?

Sam Neill, who you may better remember as Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park, talked to the Dominion Post about Universal Pictures’ forthcoming sequel. His response was stomach-churning.

I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig.

The project, which was being called Jurassic Park IV, was put on hold this month so Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow could further develop the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Behind-the-scenes rumblings were that the plot could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.

And Collider, who caught wind of this shocking blurb, pointed out that producer Frank Marshall told them the project is not a reboot.

Still, you have to admit the timing is weird, especially since the 3-D re-release did quite well, and the fact that Trevorrow was scouting the same locations as the first film. Could Uni have decided they want a reboot instead of a sequel? Will they pull the ol’ title trick and have the park just re-open having similar events occur? If they do, expect the new title to be The Jurassic Park.

And I’m not one to shame a remake, but come on, Jurassic Park is a perfect movie. Neill shouldn’t even joke about it…

  • ThunderDragoon

    It better not be a reboot. What for re-release JP in theaters if they’re just going to reboot it a year later? Sounds like a very stupid thing to do. Hopefully it’s not true.

  • Incinerated

    Ha, they probably would add ‘The.’ I doubt they could tell it better, but I’m sure they could make the dinosaurs look even more awe inspiring… in a couple more decades.

    Right now, I wouldn’t trust them to make it look better. I went with some younger friends who had never seen JP to the 3D re-release; they thought the CG shots had been updated for the re-release. While a great compliment to the original, it’s also damning in regards to the CG in modern films.

  • randomguysteve

    Why does it need to rebooted? Is it because the style of clothes has changed? Or because the Mac OS has been updated since it was portrayed? The CGI can’t look any better than the gold standard set in that movie, and they sure as hell aren’t going to use puppeteers again. It’s a shame but when I also think of dino’s with mech-tech, my chest hurts. I bet if we think hard enough, we can think of an original movie idea.

  • macguffin54

    A “perfect” movie? That’s a BOLD statement. How many perfect movies are even out there? Maybe perfect FX, maybe perfect popcorn flick, but a perfect movie? That, at least in my opinion, is a bit of a stretch. But to each their own.

  • Skull-And-Crossbones

    i agree that jurassic park is pretty perfect. there’s not many movies out there that appeals to all age groups while still being mature enough for adults to enjoy just as much kids. i remember seeing in the theater when i was a kid and my stomach was in knots the whole time, i was on the edge of my seat experiencing the biggest adrenaline rush i ever got from a movie and i loved it. that was the most intense movie i ever saw as a kid. and i still love it just as much if not more then i did when i was a kid.

    all that said, i really don’t see the point in a re-boot because the story is pretty much perfect. what could they possibly want to change? i dont really see what else there is to tell. what they COULD do is: since the second movie took place on a different island (site B), they could tell another story of something happening on the first island that takes place during or before the second movie. like tourists or something who wanted to see if the claims of dr. grant and dr. malcom were real. remember it was revealed in the sequal that they were sworn to secrecy and it was a huge cover up and nobody really believe there were dinosaurs on the island.

  • djblack1313

    JP was not a perfect movie. the kids in it were 2 of the most annoying fucks i’ve ever seen in a movie (the boy was ok but the stupid girl i wanted to be torn apart by dinos). they ruin the movie for me. i’m open to a reboot so long as they use LORD OF THE RINGS type CGI (along with practical fx).

  • sweetooth

    Don’t get me wrong here because I love Jurassic Park and it’s one of the all time greatest movies ever released (there’s nothing that can touch that first time in the theatre seeing basically REAL looking dinosaurs being brought to life).

    That said, I would actually not be opposed to a re-do of it with the caveat being they do a full on no-holds barred R-rated version more in line with the brutality in the book. Jurassic Park was MASSIVELY toned down for the movie version.

    If I could see Nedry get disemboweled and his skull crushed in a Dilophosaurus’ jaws, or the raptors disembowel (disemboweling seems to be a rather popular theme in the novel)and eat one of their pack when Grant injects it with poison like in the book, I’d be one happy customer.

    Also, they had to leave a lot of sections of the book out to keep the running time down and also because the cost was already astronomical at the time.