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'Jurassic Park 4' to return series to roots?

It seems it will at least involve the original island

By Corwin Neuse May 3, 2013 3:20PM
Get excited, fanboys and girls! According to a tweet by "Jurassic Park 4" director Colin Trevorrow, it seems the venerable franchise will be returning—finally!—to the setting of the original film. Said tweet's contents? Only "Nublar" and the above photo. What could it all mean, beyond that the story will find someone—but who?—returning, or maybe going for the first time, to the actual "Park" of the title?

In the original novel, Isla Nublar—the island upon which "Jurassic Park" is located—is firebombed by the Costa Rican military, presumably destroying all the dinosaurs (except for those pesky velociraptors, some of which had previously escaped) and infrastructure there. In the movie, however, the island's fate remained a delicious mystery, leading fans to continually wonder through the intervening years as to when the franchise would ultimately return there, if ever. Transporting the action to "Site B" and then ultimately San Diego was, perhaps, an inspired choice for "The Lost World," as it allowed Spielberg and Co. to drastically expand the scope of the film. Not to mention let our beloved T-Rex put the hurt on downtown San Diego. 'Nuff said. Still, when "Jurassic Park 3" returned the action to the aforementioned "Site B..." Eh, not so exciting.

In any case, assuming this all proves true, it will be interesting to see how the filmmakers depict the relics of the old Park in the new film, if at all. Will the visitor's center still be standing? And what of the iconic gate, that prompted Ian Malcolm to wonder, "What do they got in there, King Kong?" Only time—or Colin Trevorrow, it seems—will tell. More details as they become available...
May 3, 2013 7:30PM
The first movie was magical. It had that sense of wonder in it but the other movies slowly started losing that sense of magic and wonder. I hope the new movie can re-capture this.
May 3, 2013 9:09PM
How about they find the Barbasol shaving cream can in the dirt?!
May 3, 2013 8:56PM

Was so hoping they would make some more Jurassic Park movies and my wish has come true... I do hope that they have kept the same cast as the previous movies.


Roar, growl, chomp chomp!



May 3, 2013 8:11PM
"Costa Rican Military"???? Costa rica has no army or armed forces whatsoever :S
May 3, 2013 8:13PM
i want to see the velociraptors  get into the lab and start bring more dinnosours back from the dead.   
May 3, 2013 8:32PM
I did read the book before I saw the movie and wondered why the endings were so different.
May 3, 2013 10:17PM
The first and last movie soundtrack that I ever bought. 
May 3, 2013 11:41PM
I was a background actor in Jurassic Park III. My first ambition was to be a paleontologist; didn't grow up to be one, but got to play an aspiring one in the movies! Hope I can get in on #4...and hope it's better than #3!
May 3, 2013 10:40PM
XLNT! Bout Time! All 3 Movies were Great!
May 3, 2013 11:56PM
May 3, 2013 11:12PM
Have to agree with Bothell Jim. The first one was cool, with CGI just really coming about. The second one was OK, but it wasn't the same. Never bothered with #3. Hollywood is losing its touch big time. It will  be some lame **** story line, but with the CGI dinosaurs. God America is really becoming an idiocracy. Pretty soon, someone will just make a movie of someone's ****, and the occasional fart, and the audiences will eat it up. The problem is that too many movies are made.
May 3, 2013 9:37PM
Heck....I'm no dinosaur and I love to eat women...:)

May 3, 2013 6:56PM
I went to see the gate in Kauai and guess what it is gone and has been  for years. Apparently it was made of Styrofoam.
May 3, 2013 10:51PM
The Indiana Jones films were great, 30 years later not so much. They should probably just put this back in the museum.
May 3, 2013 8:20PM

I loved the whole concept of Jurassic park but got tired of the velociraptor story, want some new mangy animals, but not bugs, it ruins movies for women, like in the King Kong remake.  I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid and am now 67 years old and I am one now.   Velociraptors morphed into human women, circle the prey (good looking men) and jump them.  There is nothing more predatory than a female of any species.


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