Oh Yeah "Ooh, Aah", That's How It Always Starts


On the heels of pre-production starting back up on Jurassic Park 4, now with the far more realistic release date of 2015, comes the first major claim of knowing what the hell its about. There is no confirmation that this is true, is complete conjecture at this point, and will probably bare no relation to the final project (if there ever is one), considering that Colin Trevorrow is working with Spielberg on a rewrite of the script turned in by Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. According to JoBlo, that first draft of the script featured a fully armed and operational battle station... err, theme park.

According to their source:
"Jurassic Park 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe - until it's not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino's for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there's concept art showing one of the aquatic dino's, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world."
This fits with the scouting mission Trevorrow took to Hawaii earlier this year, searching for Nublar locations. It also fits with the modern corporate culture - what company, in possession of patented genetic material, location, infrastructure and means wouldn't try to make the park work again after the bad air had cleared? Especially if it isn't InGen running things anymore, as I suspect it won't be. It also conforms to my suggestion that the best new dinosaur for the film wouldn't be a dinosaur at all, but an aquatic reptile such as Kronosaurs. Setting aside that the above description sounds a little too much like that a combination of one Jaws sequels and the Itchy and Scratchy Land episode of the Simpsons for anyone's comfort, I do think that expanding out of theropod serial killers is the wisest move they could make.

JoBlo goes on to claim, "this will feature "tamed" dino's. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex - until they're not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park."

I have no idea what "tamed dinos" means, though a further exploration of Grant's claims from JPIII that what John Hammond created were theme park monsters might be fun (and would give them an out for not including feathers). Why they would try to tame the infinitely troublesome and not very strong raptors rather then usually docile herbivore, like Hadrosaurs probably comes down a rule of cool sort of logic. The fact of the matter is, though, that it is very early days, and no details are certain at any level of production, except between Spielberg and Trevorrow. Details that I suspect it will be some time before we know. If this report from JoBlo is in any way accurate, or close to what the intention is for this new film, then I think they are off to a good start. However, Jurassic Park III sounded like a good idea too, and look how that turned out.

I will, however, pay money to see a movie where kids can ride a baby Triceratops. Or where Gallimimus pull rickshaws for cornmeal.

Via JoBlo.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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