Looks like (thanks to Apes) Jurassic Park 4 may finally happen

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Rumors of a fourth installment in Steven Spielberg's hit dino franchise Jurassic Park have swirled for years, but now it seems the project is finally getting off the ground—and they've hired some reboot maestros to make it happen.

Deadline is reporting that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the duo behind the acclaimed reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have been tapped to write Jurassic Park 4. And, yes, Spielberg is set to produce, though he doesn't plan to direct.

Still no word on the potential story, though judging by the title, a continuation seems more likely than a straight-up reboot.

Though most fans would argue the Jurassic Park films—which followed an effort to revive dinosaurs using salvaged DNA—went downhill after the first film, it's still a hot property.

The franchise has grossed nearly $2 billion worldwide. So, yeah, Jurassic Park 4 will definitely happen at some point.

Sound off: Have you been waiting all these years to go back to Jurassic Park?

(Via Deadline)

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