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'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Writers Now Tackling 'Jurassic Park IV'


Because ape men and dinosaurs are basically the same sort of thing, at least in the eyes of cartoons and themed mini golf courses, the writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes have been signed to write the script for the perpetually in-development third Jurassic Park sequel.

I Am Legend screenwriter Mark Protosevich was attached to do the same thing this time last year, but that script apparently either didn't come to be or wasn't up to snuff for producer Steven Spielberg (he's reportedly not directing), who already had to apologize for and rationalize Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and probably doesn't want to make another fourth film that everyone will willfully disregard. Newly-hired writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver may well have better luck thanks to their experience already writing for experimentation-gone-awry cautionary tales. Though, if the same people are writing both our "don't make super smart monkeys" franchise AND our "don't bring dinosaurs back to life" franchises, it does raise an interesting question: if we shouldn't do those thing, then how SHOULD we heedlessly play God with dangerous forces we don't understand, huh, tight asses?

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