It’s still a few years away from the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park, but apparently there are waves of nostalgia flooding back for the classic film.
While movies can certainly feel CGI’d to death these days, and there were obviously computer effects before Jurassic Park, it was Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur epic that really let the genie out of the bottle for the technology, and it’s changed the world of film forever.
Now Collider reports the first Jurassic Park may be converted to 3D, and yes, there is still talk about another Jurassic Park film on the horizon.
The publication interviewed long time Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy, whose industry credits include E.T., The Sixth Sense, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, along with Tintin and War Horse. (Kennedy also executive produced Goonies and Back the Future, among many others).
First, on whether the original Jurassic will be converted to 3D, Kennedy said they’ve been approached by Universal to do it, but the question is whether Spielberg can pencil it into his always hectic schedule.
“I’m not a huge proponent of post-conversion, but I think if the filmmakers gets intricately involved in the post-conversion – I think it can be really, really good and I think Jurassic Park is a perfect example of a movie that could work really, really well as a 3D picture,” she said.
Kennedy added, “I also think it’s tricky because unless you framed the movie with [3D] in mind, not all those shots – it’s not necessarily going to translate, and so that’s what you’ve go to have the DP and you’ve got to have the director frame-by-frame involved in the process of that conversion.”
As for whether there will be a Jurassic 4 depends on the script, although Kennedy mentioned there’s already plans for a Tintin sequel for Christmas 2014 or Summer 2015.
For Jurassic 4, Kennedy told writer Adam Chitwood, “We have a very high bar for ourselves because we’re just like the audience, we don’t want to make the movie if there’s not a reason to make the movie… We’re in the midst of working on that right now.”