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article imageSpielberg: 'Jurassic Park 4' a few years away

At San Diego Comic-Con Friday, Steven Spielberg raised hopes for Jurassic Park franchise fans, saying a new sequel might be coming out in two or three years, OTRC reported. Enthusiasts wonder: if "Jurassic Park 4" happens, will it be a clone, or original?
However, not even sketchy details were given, beyond a few vague words of encouragement, according to the article.
OTRC reported:
Spielberg claimed a screenwriter is working on a story for the next episode of the blockbuster science fiction thriller series, which began with scientists' disastrous misadventures visiting a safari theme park teaming with live cloned prehistoric giant reptiles. Spielberg also mentioned he would oversee the new project as a producer.
The original 1993 "Jurassic Park" movie, which earned over $914 million, and the sequel "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," which earned $618 million, were based upon novels by Michael Crichton, who died unexpectedly in November 2008. "Jurassic Park 3" departed from Crichton's story line.
The movie franchise has been adapted into theme parks worldwide.
As another Digital Journalist reported in June, Spielberg was talking then with screenwriter Mark Protosevich, who wrote the screenplays for "Thor" and "I Am Legend," kicking around ideas for a Jurassic Park update, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Earlier, the Internet Movie Database, reported:
Producers, reacting to Crichton's sudden death, said in December 2008 they had scrapped plans for a fourth Jurassic Park movie.
Yet, in January 2010, Joe Johnston, who directed "Jumanji, " Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" and "The Rocketeer," declared himself set to kick-off "Jurassic Park 4" as the beginning of a new trilogy that "breaks away from the first three."
Will a fresh approach work into the plot the latest advances in cloning, and the remaining challenges facing any scientists who might want to try cloning long extinct animals?
Since the first Jurassic Park movie, hard science fiction buffs have debated, and science teachers and their students have questioned, whether scientists could ever develop a real life Jurassic Park, where cloned dinosaurs roam and thrive, to help paleontologists and entertain adventurers.
According to some optimistic scientists, the Mail Online reported in June 2008, Jurassic Park is coming true indeed, a controversial claim.
The Telegraph reported in January 2009 that scientists had succeeded in resurrecting the Pyrenean ibex (extinct since 2000) by cloning cells from preserved, frozen skin tissue, although the newborn died minutes later, possibly because of flaws in the copied DNA.
The reference website How Stuff Works explained:
Obtaining dinosaur DNA from the blood of amber-encased prehistoric female mosquitoes is an iffy method, at best, because of the immense difficulty -- and extreme unlikelihood -- of finding appropriate, viable samples.
Future technological advances plausibly could make other, more likely dinosaur DNA collection methods possible, such as DNA recovery from soft tissues that sometimes remain within bone fossils, and DNA sequencing and recreating.
Researchers are already investigating saving endangered species through cloning.
But The Christian Science Monitor reported that some conservation activists and experts do not see cloning endangered species as a key solution to species loss, because the technology will not be ready for widespread use soon, and cloning does not address root causes, such as habitat destruction.
Anyway, while scientists theorize, and screenwriters scribe, there appears to be plenty of time to speculate about the details of the next Jurassic Park installment
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