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Comic-Con: Steven Spielberg says another “Jurassic Park” sequel coming within three years

Comic-Con: Steven Spielberg says another “Jurassic Park” sequel coming within three years (photo)

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It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly twenty years since Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking film “Jurassic Park” hit theaters. It was, at the time, a bonafide movie-going event that became one of the first major uses of CGI technology in Hollywood movies. Dinosaurs had long been a source of fascination throughout cinematic history — from 1918’s “The Land that Time Forgot” to 1933’s “King Kong” to 1966’s Raquel Welch-starrer “One Million Years B.C.” But never before had they been brought to life so realistically as in “Jurassic Park.”

The film was a monumental blockbuster, earning nearly a billion dollars worldwide and ushering in the age of computer-generated creatures. Two sequels were subsequently spawned: 1997’s “The Lost World” and 2001’s lackluster “Jurassic Park III.” The former would be the last of the series adapted from a Michael Crichton book and the end of Spielberg as director (the third film was helmed by Joe Johnston).

After the relative disappointment of the threequel, the franchise was put to bed (apart from merchandising and video games). But now, in a surprise announcement from San Diego Comic-Con, Steven Spielberg has stated that the long-gestating fourth film is not only in development, but could happen within the next few years.

On a panel to promote his “The Adventures of Tintin,” the legendary filmmaker told the crowd that a story is quickly coming together. As reported by ComingSoon, Spielberg revealed that “We have a writer… Hopefully, we’ll be making ‘Jurassic Park 4’ in the near future. In the next two or three years.”

Several things remain unsaid, the most obvious being whether Spielberg would helm the movie himself. With several projects on his plate, would a fourth “Jurassic Park” film take priority, or would he be happy to sit in the producer’s chair? Beyond that, what form would the actual storyline take? The third film ended with a group of pteranodons flying off in the distance, so presumably they could have wound up on the mainland. But you’d obviously need more than just flying dinos, so a trip back to the first island — now a preserve — could be likely.

I’d be surprised if this actually takes shape in the short timetable that Spielberg teased, but I guess we’ll see. However it proceeds, we’ll just have to hope that it maintains the spirit of the original Crichton novel.

Would you be interested in a “Jurassic Park 4”? Let us know below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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