Laura Dern talks dino sequels. Laura Dern has revealed that Jurassic Park 4 could start shooting in the next year. Speaking to reporters, Dern, who plays Dr. Ellie Sattler in the series, admitted that her character will have more to do than in Jurassic Park 3.She said: “It’s a while away but my understanding is it’s happening and my character is very involved. I know [director] Steven Spielberg is looking forward to [getting it together] over the next year.” Jurassic Park 3 director Joe Johnston will reportedly return to helm the fourth franchise instalment with Steven Spielberg producing. The plot is thought to revolve around genetically enhanced dinosaurs who are trained to carry weapons. EXTRAs:Reports suggest that Sam Neill who played Dr. Alan Grant will not return for the fourth film.