Culture news ‘I’m not ashamed’ Jurassic Park would be the sequel to another Steven Spielberg film that changed everything in Hollywood
Did you know that the very first Jurassic Park was actually a sequel to another Steven Spielberg film? In any case, this is what the director himself suggested during an interview. We will explain everything to you.
Was Jurassic Park a sequel from the start?
If you grew up in the 1980s, 1990s or if you are a big fan of prehistoric animals, you must have watched Jurassic Park. Originally released in 1993 and directed by the great Steven Spielberg, this film telling the story of a group of scientists who succeeded in recreating dinosaurs to turn them into an amusement park (which went wrong) simply changed the face of Hollywood thanks to its extremely successful special effects and its exemplary entertainment. Since then, the first Jurassic Park has been considered a great classic of mainstream cinema and the universe created by Spielberg has transformed into a true franchise. Video games, toys, new films… everything has been done to exploit this story. But did you know that the original film was actually a sequel? This is what Steven Spielberg himself admitted in an interview with the American newspaper The New Yorker in March 1994 while promoting the film Schindler’s List :
I’m not ashamed to say that with Jurassic Park, I just tried to make a good sequel to Jaws, but on land. I’m not ashamed, I can tell you that today. But lately, I prefer to make harder choices.
Of course, fans of Spielberg’s filmography know that no character appears in both Jaws and Jurassic Park. It is therefore difficult to qualify the latter as a sequel to the first, and yet, that is how it was designed. It must be said that between the presence of a large, dangerous monster hunting in a specific environment and the presence of a trio of heroes to channel it, the similarities are still notable. We could then at least speak of a spiritual continuationbut this analysis by Spielberg is mainly in line with his own criticism of his filmography (for example, he admitted to having made the sequels toIndiana Jones only for the money). In the interview, the American director already seemed to distinguish between his most spectacular films (Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones…) and those he considers more difficult (Shindler’s List, The Color Purple, We have to save the soldier Ryan…). Two very different styles of films that he continues to make today and which please a wide audience.
We already have the release date for the next Jurassic World
If you are a fan of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World has met your expectations, know that you will be able to continue to satisfy your dinosaur desires! Indeed, the producers of the saga recently announced that it would soon return to the forefront. In any case, this is what The Hollywood Reporter magazine indicated a few days ago. According to them, the new Jurassic World would be a “new Jurassic era” with new characters and a new story. Enough to tempt fans who could almost expect a new trilogy for the most greedy. Furthermore, the screenwriter of this new film would be none other than David Koepthe same one who wrote the screenplay for Jurassic Park of 1993 as well as that of its sequel, Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
Although it is still too early to discover the name of the director or even that of the famous new casting, the release date has already been set. The new Jurassic World film should therefore arrive here on Wednesday July 2, 2025, that is to say in barely a year and a half. Enough to please fans who now have information to cling to until they discover more.
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