The Movie Was in High Demand
Even before the novel written by Michael Crichton came out, production studios were swarming over the prospect of making it into a film. Crichton sold the rights to the movie for a reported $1.5 million. In the process, multiple studios (with attached directors) wanted to make this movie. It came down to the quartet of Tim Burton, Richard Donner, Joe Dante, and Steven Spielberg. Of course, Spielberg was the one winning out in the end.
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