‘Planet Of The Apes’ Writers Hired For ‘Jurassic Park 4′

“Jurassic Park 4″ is getting some help from writers who know a thing or two about rebooting a franchise.

Deadline is reporting that “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have been hired by Universal to write the script for the latest installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise. This is the first we’ve heard of the planned continuation of Universal’s hit series in literally a year.

Last June, it was reported that screenwriter Mark Protosevich had been meeting with “Jurassic Park” director Steven Spielberg to come up with some ideas for the fourth chapter in the series. We don’t know what ended up happening with that, but it seems like Universal has gone in a different direction.

“Jurassic Park 4″ isn’t a reboot as far as we know, but Jaffa and Silver are still exciting choices for the project. We know thanks to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” that these two can find the balance between creating a fresh new movie and honoring a classic series. If anyone can handle the daunting task of finding a way to make anyone care about a return to this franchise, it’s probably them.

Deadline is also reporting that Spielberg will not be directing “Jurassic Park 4″ (he will be producing, though). His plate is currently more than full with “Lincoln” bowing later this year, and “Robopocalypse” starting up sometime after that.

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