Sometime last year, director Joe Johnson caught up with AICN on the set of his upcoming remake of The Wolfman and chatted with them about the possibilities of Jurassic Park IV. Here's what the maestro had to say:
There is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it's nothing like the first three. It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved.
When asked if they would be going back to an island setting, Joe scoffed, saying:
We've done that and it's been done three times. Why would anybody go back to that island? It was hard enough to figure out the second and third reason for them to go, but it would take it off in a whole other trilogy basically, but when it gets to that level it's sort of about studios and Steven's thing and who knows. I think we are at that point where we are due for another one if we are going to do it. They had what four years between them? 1992... 1996 or 1997, and then 2001, so we are past due. I don't know, but we will see.
Jurassic Park IV doesn't currently have a set start date, but at has been reported that Jeff Goldblum is set to return for this third sequel to the original hit film.