- (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)
Steven Spielberg has announced that he will make a new Jurassic Park movie, as he attended his first Comic-Con convention in San Diego Thursday.
Spielberg was welcomed to the stage to cheers and applause and told the excited crowd that he will be working on Jurassic Park 4, and that it will be shot specially for the 3-D format.
He explained that the foundations of the script had already been laid out, and that fans could expect the latest film in the franchise to be released some time in the next “two or three years.”
"We have a story. We have a writer working on the script, and I think we will see a 'Jurassic 4' in our foreseeable future, probably in the next two or three years,” Spielberg said.
It has been nearly 20 years since the first Jurassic Park movie, and 10 years since the last installment which was released in 2001. The original movie was a smash success and took $915 million at the worldwide box office.
The filmmaker was gifted an “Inkpot Award”, a Comic-Con acknowledgment given to famous convention guests at the event. Spielberg addressed the audience: “I wouldn't be here without you. I wouldn't be here without you supporting these movies.
“Kids, no matter what your age, you're kids, and you'll be kids the rest of your lives. I've been a kid all my life.”
Spielberg was at the convention to promote “The Adventures of Tintin”, and he was joined on stage by “The Lord of the Rings” Director Peter Jackson, who has also directed the Tintin movie.
Hollywood actress Kate Beckinsale also attended the convention to promote upcoming movie “Underworld: Awakening”.