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Dinos to return?

The Hollywood veteran is reportedly brainstorming with writer Mark Protosevich to reboot the lucrative franchise for a fourth movie.

hollywood Updated: Jun 19, 2011 00:49 IST

Steven Spielberg’s obsession with dinosaurs is not over yet. The Hollywood veteran is reportedly brainstorming with writer Mark Protosevich to reboot the lucrative franchise for a fourth movie.



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The director will launch the television series Terra Nova on Fox, besides working on a possible fourth movie, said the Hollywood Reporter.



Several years ago, the Oscar-winning director worked with Protosevich on a potential remake of Chan-wook Park’s Oldboy that was to star Will Smith. That film ran into rights problems and did not come to fruition, but Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park films and was an executive producer on the third, has since met twice with Protosevich to fashion a story for a potential fourth film in the franchise.



The franchise, born of the late Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel, has been in cold storage since 2001, when Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III from a script by Peter Buchman, Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The third film grossed just $369 million worldwide while Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park grossed $915 million and $619 million, respectively.