JP4 PLOTLINE & KNIGHTLEY CASTING?
A scooper over at Counting Down discovered this in the latest edition of Box-Office magazine...
This month's Box-Office magazine has a big feature on Pirates of the Caribbean. During Keira Knightley's interview she was asked whether there was any truth to internet reports that she met with Steven Spielberg regarding the role of Richard Attenborough's granddaughter in Jurassic Park IV. This was her reply...
'It's true! I didn't think anybody knew about that! It was so amazing because I've been a big fan of the original film for years. Steven said he liked my work in Bend It Like Beckham and wanted to meet me. I think Sam Neill really pushed for me as well, 'cause we had worked together before on [BBC TV series] Doctor Zhivago. There were actually two roles in Jurassic Park IV Steven thought I might fit. First there was the granddaughter part, which wasn't all that big a role, she was only in it at the beginning. The other part he was considering for me was substantially larger, but I won't go into any details in case I make Steven angry (laughs).'
She also went on to reveal, 'I truly don't know if I'll end up getting either part or not. The script is pretty much locked down, but I think they're still working on final drafts at the moment. But just to be even considered by Steven Spielberg was a humbling honour. And it was cool to meet him.' And that's all the relevant quotes from the mag.
We don't have a copy of the issue on hand so we can't confirm this info, but it seems to match up with what we've heard so far.
In addition to this scoop MovieHole found that according to the IMDB, they?ve may at least have got a plot line. Here is what is said...
'65 million years ago, a terrible disease plagued the Earth which brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs. In the early eighties, when InGen cloned the dinosaurs, they also brought this disease back with them and it has been present ever since before Jurassic Park (thus explaining the sick Triceratops and Brachiosaur). Now this disease has become fully active in the dinosaurs and they're all getting very ill. When dinosaur carcasses start washing up on the shore of Costa Rica, a team (including Alan Grant) is called out to find out what's going on. They head to the islands to study the dinosaurs and find out about the disease, known as DX. They also discover the disease is transferable to humans and could possibly bring on our own extinction'.
Courtesy of Counting Down and MovieHole