Originally Posted by Icedhope
I think Crihtons estate still has a say in anything Jurassic Park. which is the reason it's been dormant for nine years, I could be wrong though.
They don't, really-- we have the rights to the films, and the canon of the films. We don't have rights to aspects of the book that were not in the films.
One small example of this-- we have to consider the fates of characters in the movies-- Spoiler (though, I think the statue of limitations has passed)for instance, John Hammond and Malcom survived the events of Jurassic Park, as presented in the film, but not in the book.