Never let it be said that Steven Spielberg doesn't know how to tease his fans. In a recent interview with Empire, the legendary director gave a very brief, yet intriguing, update on the highly-anticipated fourth installment of his Jurassic Park franchise.
"The screenplay is being written right now by Mark Protosevich. I'm hoping that will come out in the next couple of years. We have a good story. We have a better story for four than we had for three," said Spielberg. Being that the third Jurassic Park movie was about as enjoyable as being audited, it's hard to imagine that the script for a fourth one could be any worse.
Now that's the good news that came from the article. The bad news is that Spielberg also updated the status of the next Indiana Jones movie, and it turns out that George Lucas is still very much involved in the project.
"You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He's done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories. He is working on Indy V. We haven't gone to screenplay yet, but he's working on the story. I'll leave it to George to come up with a good story." This should have any Indiana Jones fan concerned because Lucas was the one behind the plot of the much maligned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Hopefully Spielberg and Lucas will forget about lame alien plots and unconvincing CGI, and return the franchise to what made it work so well when it debuted in 1981.