Jurassic Park IV will not go quietly into the night. TV Guide confirms that Laura Dern will be taking on a much bigger role in Jurassic Park IV as Dr. Ellie Sattler. Which would be substantially more than her screaming-into-the-phone role in Jurassic Park III. Dern told the magazine, "It's a while away but my understanding is it's happening and my character is very involved. I know Steven Spielberg is looking forward [to working on] it over the next year." But let's hope the new Jurassic doesn't follow the storyline that leaked last year.
The original rough draft for Jurassic park IV was scrapped due to the fact that that plot line involved dinosaurs made into government warriors armed with guns. These GI Dinos were met with overall disdain by pretty much everyone on the internet and rumor is, it's been heavily reworked. [TV Guide via Bloody Disgusting]