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Jurassic Park Movies & Media Adaptations

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Adaptations

In 1993 Crichton and David Koepp adapted Jurassic Park into a screenplay for Universal Studios, directed by Steven Spielberg. Veteran actor and director Richard Attenborough was chosen for the role of an un-sinister John Hammond, Sam Neill as the tough-minded Alan Grant, Laura Dern as the courageous Ellie Sattler, and Jeff Goldblum as the oddball mathematician Ian Malcolm. Samuel L. Jackson portrayed engineer John Arnold and character actor Wayne Knight played Dennis Nedry. Bob Peck played Muldoon but the characters of Ed Regis and Donald Gennaro were merged into a single role with some traits of both for actor Martin Ferrero. The ages of Hammond's grandchildren were reversed, with child actress Ariana Richards playing a computer-literate Lex and young Joseph Mazzello as her dinosaur-obsessed little brother Tim.

Fifty-six million dollars was budgeted by Universal to produce the film: the indoor scenes were shot in the studio in California and outdoor...

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