The Lost World: Jurassic Park released
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 science fiction thriller film, directed by Steven Spielberg.
The film was produced by Bonnie Curtis, Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen and Colin Wilson. The screenplay was penned by David Koepp, based on the 1995 novel The Lost World by Michael Crichton. The film stars Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite, Vanessa Lee Chester, Arliss Howard and Richard Attenborough.
The film picks up four years after the events of Jurassic Park. On a nearby island, dinosaurs have secretly survived and been allowed to roam free but now there is a more ominous threat, a plan to capture and bring the dinosaurs to the mainland. John Hammond, who has lost control of his InGen company, sees a chance to redeem himself for his past mistakes and sends an expedition led by Dr. Ian Malcolm to reach the island before the mercenary team gets there. The two groups confront each other in the face of extreme danger and must team up for their own survival in a race against time.
After the release of the original book and the success of the first film, Crichton was pressured not only by fans, but Spielberg himself, for a sequel novel. After the book was published in 1995, production began on a film sequel. The film received 49% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes and 59 out of 100 based on 18 review at Metacritic. The film earned over USD$612 million at the worldwide box office, which is USD$200 million fewer than the predecessor. It is currently the forty first -highest-grossing feature film.