July 23, 2011 06:08:41 GMT
Director Steven Spielberg confirms a fourth 'Jurassic' movie is in the works when asked about the project during a 'Tintin' panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2011.
Steven Spielberg has offered an update on a fourth "Jurassic Park" movie. While promoting "The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" at the San Diego Comic Con 2011 on Friday, July 22, the Oscar-winning director told 6,000-plus fans that "Jurassic Park IV" is likely to be out in "two to three years."
When an audience member asked about a potential fourth movie, Spielberg unveiled that the project is already in the works. "We have a story. We have a writer working on the script, and I think we will see a 'Jurassic IV' in our forseeable future, probably in the next two or three years," he shared.
Based on Michael Crichton's novel of the same title, the first "Jurassic Park" movie was released in 1993. It was the first film with computer graphic characters on the big screen. The last "Jurassic Park" movie, "Jurassic Park III", came out in 2001. It drew in $365 million worldwide.
Aside from spilling the beans on "Jurassic Park", Spielberg also discussed about his upcoming project, "Tintin". During the panel where he was joined by his collaborator Peter Jackson, the 64-year-old shared his hope that the film could kick off a new franchise. "It's up to you. If you all decide it's worth seeing, then Peter gets to direct the next one," he told the crowd.
"Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" is planned to be the first of a trilogy. Jamie Bell stars as the titular character, while Daniel Craig takes on the nefarious Red Rackham and Andy Serkis gives voice to Captain Haddock. This 3D Motion Capture film is slated for a December 23 release in the United States.