himself recently sat down with USA Today and discussed his excitement about the original Jurassic Park being updated for 3D, what it felt like at the time to make a movie so grand in scale, and his feelings on the upcoming Jurassic World.
What really caught our attention, however was what renowned paleontologist and consultant on the film, Jack Horner, had to say about a "new, previously extinct creature rising to stardom" for Jurassic Park 4:
I can't actually tell you who that will be... But you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.
That has me excited. This movie meant so much; for a kid growing up in the 90s, seeing Jurassic Park in theaters was a "where where you when" moment for me. My best friend (shout out to Mike, HOOOO) and I had taken a break from playing roller hockey to get out of the sun-soaked Pennsylvania summer and decided to see "the dinosaur movie". I remember sitting there in my seat and being completely blown away. The CGI blew my mind; I'd never seen anything like it. For those of you who are younger than me, understand: Sure, that high level of special effects is what we've come to expect now, but 20 years ago, nothing like it existed. Any huge creature movie had been, up to that point, created first with stop-motion then with go-motion, which was really just an updated version of stop-motion. You know, the same effects technique that had been around since silent films. But seeing dinosaurs so life-like that you couldn't tell they weren't real? GET. OUT. That other species might make it onto the big screen the fourth time around is an exciting thing, since so many discoveries have been made in the meantime.
For now, more details are scarce regarding the long-awaited fourth movie, other than that Spielberg is executive producing, with set to direct. I'm sure we can count on another previously-extinct beastie to scare the pants off us, though.
The entire Spielberg sit-down can be found here, and it's well-worth a look and listen.
Can you wait? I can't wait. I'm stoked. And you should be, too. Click [[follow]], and as soon as we have more details about the upcoming sequel, we'll let you know. In the meantime, you can catch the original movie in all its 3-D glory in an IMAX theater near you.