New “Jurassic World” Film in Development

Cue to the Ian Malcolm quote: "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." Only in this case, it's studio executives.

Still, a moneymaker is a moneymaker. That's why Universal has announced a new Jurassic World movie, penned by David Koepp. He adapted Michael Crichton's best-seller for Steven Spielberg's first entry, still far and away the best of the franchise. This new film will supposedly launch a new storyline. But I wouldn't be shocked if any cast members from the last six movies pop up for an extended cameo.

None of the Jurassic World movies were good, but each made more than $1 billion at the global box office. That's not something most studios would walk away from, even if the audience and critical reaction diminished with each new entry. No cast or director has been attached to the untitled project yet. But like all Jurassic projects, this one will likely undergo rewrites and other behind-the-scenes changes before production ends.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.