‘Jurassic Park 4’ scriptwriting gets under way

Director Steven Spielberg reveals more details on the latest instalment of the dinosaur franchise

Scriptwriting has started for Jurassic Park 4, director Steven Spielberg has confirmed.

The fourth instalment of the dinosaur franchise was confirmed at the San Diego Comi-Con over the summer. But the director told Empire magazine that the project is now well under way. He said:

The screenplay is being written right now by [I Am Legend and Thor scriptwriter] Mark Protosevich. I’m hoping that it will come out in the next couple of years. We have a good story. We have a better story for 4 than we had for 3.

Spielberg directed the original adaptation of Michael Crichton‘s 1990 novel along with its sequel The Lost World, and was an executive producer on 2001’s Jurassic Park 3.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Spielberg had been “kicking around ideas” for a fourth instalment in the franchise.

The director is also due to launch a dinosaur-themed TV series on US network Fox.

Spielberg’s latest film, The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn, is currently on general release. The film stars Billy Elliot‘s Jamie Bell and Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz actor Simon Pegg.