Kathleen Kennedy explains what the Jurassic Park 4 holdup is

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Considering the name recognition associated with Steven Spielberg's dino franchise Jurassic Park, it's surprising it's taken the studio this long to get a fourth installment off the ground. But don't get too excited—a producer on the latest sequel says they haven't even nailed down the plot yet.

Kathleen Kennedy, a producer on Jurassic Park 4, was recently asked about the progress of the long-rumored sequel. Her response? It is coming, but they're still trying to figure out exactly what is coming.

She told ComingSoon.net:

"[We're] writing, writing, writing. It's really hard to keep these things going when there's an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, 'Okay. We have to answer the question, Why do another one?' If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't be doing it.

It's tough. We're trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn't going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We've got to start with a script and the story."

If nothing else, we're glad to see they're taking the time to soul-search and find the best option to bring the series back to the big screen. But, that doesn't mean they aren't facing studio pressures. She joked:
"[The studio] is just like, 'When?!'. They don't care about the agony we're going through!"
Are you glad we're getting a Jurassic Park 4? What angle do you think they should take with a sequel?

(Via ComingSoon.net)