Possible Story Details Revealed for JURASSIC PARK 4

     June 21, 2013


While many were disappointed to hear that Universal was slowing Jurassic Park 4 down a bit by postponing its previously announced 2014 release, it actually marked a pretty gutsy and atypical move for a major studio.  In a climate where release dates are announced before films even have a script, it’s refreshing to see that Universal wants to make sure Jurassic Park 4 is done right, and if that means holding off its release for another year, then so be it.  One reason for the delay was said to be that director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) rewrite of the script involved a much larger scope than had been previously anticipated, and so the production needed more time to ready the shoot.

Now a rumored plot synopsis has landed online, and it’s definitely an ambitious scale for the dinosaur-laden franchise entry.  Hit the jump for more.

jurassic-park-posterWhile the previous three entries have all centered on “dinos running wild” amidst relatively remote locations (save for the lackluster San Diego sequence in The Lost World), if this purported plot synopsis is to be believed, we’re going to be seeing some rather crazy commotion in JP4.  Per the folks over at JoBlo, the sequel will actually involve that fully functioning amusement park that so many entrepreneurs have tried to get off the ground in the previous films:

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.

The report claims that the film will include “tamed” dinosaurs as part of the park’s attractions, with the Velociraptors actually aiding the film’s heroes to combat a brand new dinosaur that turns out to be much smarter than originally thought.  Essentially it’s the plot of Jaws 3 but with dinosaurs.  Again, this plot synopsis has yet to be confirmed, but it kind of makes sense when you factor in that Rise of the Planet of the Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are behind the screenplay.  It’s also in keeping with Trevorrow’s previous hint that the film takes place on Isla Nublar.

It definitely has the potential to be pretty cinematic, and the destruction level will likely be pretty extensive.  Of course, we now live in a world where every summer tentpole apparently has to include a third act action sequence in which an entire metropolis is destroyed, so a theme park full of visitors seems to fit that bill.  Steven Spielberg is apparently working with Trevorrow and producers right now on the script for Jurassic Park 4 before he goes off to make his next film, and with a 2015 release date planned, we should start to hear more firm word about the pic soon with filming likely to get underway late this year or early next year.


  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    That is kind of cool.

    • TheDevil’sAdvocate

      Aside from the tamed Velociraptors bit, yea – I could get behind this.

      • ya

        “Boys….LETS RIDE” accompanied by epic cavalry music.

  • scottish_punk

    JAWS 3…done right.

    Even though I laughed at the plot in spite of myself, I’ll be there at midnight for this one.

  • Joseph M

    The Jurassic Park cow has been milked so much its begging for death. Unless a radical new approach to the concept is being planned (I actually liked the old rumours about human/dino hybrids), bin it and make something original for a change.

    • TheDevil’sAdvocate

      Considering i’ve read the script that you are referring to I can wholeheartedly say we dodged a bullet. And anyone who thinks that “human/dino hybrids” have a place in the “Jurassic Park” franchise is not a real fan.

      • RiddleThemThis

        It sounds hilariously awesome to me and keeping the Jurassic Park name is an easy way to guarantee they make a profit on it. I haven’t read the script myself, so I can’t say it would have turned into a good film, but the idea of human/dino hybrids sounds pretty awesome to me.

      • RedMercury

        So does Dinosaurs in F-14s. But I agre with Hobbes.

      • RiddleThemThis

        Dinosaurs in F-14s? You just blew my mind.

      • Old Soldier

        Is that a Tom Cruse joke?

      • Snarky

        I think they should save it for the Carnosaur reboot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/buffyangel808 Ethan Steers

    Totally on board except for the tamed Velociraptors.

    • The Blue Elephant

      My exact same thoughts. Sounds like a fun idea, until I heard about tame raptors.

    • fusionman15

      Hopefully the Raptors will begin to unlock doors again…Nature finds a way my friend.

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  • thethedew

    What’s the liklihood of a plesiosaur or mosasaur being biten by a mosquito?

    • whatmeworkquestionmark

      Hey! You take that logic elsewhere, sir!

  • mattritchey

    Yes, I would watch the hell outta some underwater dinosaurs.

  • Andrew Jara

    Oh man I want to believe but the tamed dinosaur part loses me. Why do they keep trying to do that?

    • scottish_punk

      I believe it all depends on how it is executed. I’m down for them trying something new…as long as the execution doesn’t turn it into a big joke.

      • Andrew Jara

        You’re right, anything can work. I’m still excited

    • graphic_granite

      The idea of tame dinosaurs is actually in Crichton’s original novel. In the book, Hammond wants to clone dinosaurs as close as possible to their original forms to present an authentic experience for tourists. However, InGen’s competing company led by Lewis Dodson wants the secret of cloning dinosaurs so they can tame them and sell them as pets. That’s why Dodson approaches Nedry with money to steal embryos from the park.

      • Andrew Jara

        I don’t mind the idea that the business guys want tame dinosaurs. I mind the idea that there are actually tame dinosaurs. I mean isn’t that the whole theme of the books and the movies? That we can’t control nature. Isn’t his arrogance about this subject what seals Dodson’s fate in the Lost World? That defeats the whole purpose of the books and the movies.

      • graphic_granite

        It also sealed the fate of Hammond, who dies in the book. But I agree: it’s a great concept in the novel, but I don’t think it will work very well on screen. I’ve always thought that the best idea for another sequel would be to expand on issues presented in both books that never made it onscreen: that dinosaurs have gotten off the island and have begun migrating, and combine that with the potential spread of disease. It may be a departure from the typical running-from-dinosaurs-on-an-island storyline of the first 3 films, but I think it would be refreshing to do something original.

  • Steven Ray Morris

    This worries me only because I wrote fan-fiction just like this in high-school…

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  • Zenexo

    Sounds cheesy. Tamed dinosaur teaming up with the humans to combat some “new, smarter dinosaur.” Wow. They’ve obviously run out of ideas.

  • Travis Gowen

    Yes, the idea of a tamed/trained dinosaur sounds absurd because nobody every tries to tame a potentially deadly animal like a killer whale, lion, elephant or chimpanzee…wait what?

    I know it does sound absurd, but depending on how things are written it could work out in the film.

  • joe

    lah blah bay is the king of action,if you like realism so much then you should stop watching movies. get outside and realize the real world,movies are entertainment you assholes,so stop complaining.

    • Jack Inthebox

      Yeah, but that wouldn’t happen in real life. It just wouldn’t be real.


  • Doug

    Ha! When I saw the headline, I was thinking about how they could work in the destruction of a big city. Hilarious that you mentioned that.

    I’m a bit worried about the whole theme park thing. Isn’t that the first movie?

    JP1: Let’s make a dinosaur theme park. Ahh! The dinosaurs got loose!

    JP2: Let’s go to this island where dinosaurs roam free. Ahh! Dinosaurs!

    JP3: Let’s go to this island where dinosaurs roam free. Ahh! Dinosaurs!

    JP4: Let’s make a dinosaur theme park. Ahh! The dinosaurs got loose!

    • scottish_punk

      Technically yes, it is. However, other than the first movie, when was the last time a film has been made in the subsequent 20 years that featured a havoc-prone theme park? With dinosaurs?

      Point being, what I believe they’re trying to do with JP4 is bring back the feeling of the first film and (maybe, but I could be wrong) possibly ending the series; not rebooting or remaking it, but bringing the message of the first film back to full circle via the theme park premise.

      • Doug

        I get the idea of a not-reboot. That’s the feel I get from this synopsis – revisiting the original without rebooting.

        But when taken as a whole, the series seems a bit silly when part 4 has the characters making the same mistake as in part 1. No lessons have been learned.

      • scottish_punk

        That’s assuming that they actually use the older JP characters in the context of people trying to mess with mother nature. I sincerely doubt those same characters will put themselves in such a silly scenario. Not Grant. Not Ellie. And most certainly not Malcolm; I’d LOVE to get his take on the idea of yet another supposedly “successful” dino-infested theme park lol.

        Enough time has passed to where a whole new generation of money-grubbing, entitled, greedy Ingen douches try to re-create the past and think they’re John Hammond. And of course, the past will eventually prove these oh-so-slick 1-percenters wrong…violently. Or so we hope.

      • Doug

        I wasn’t assuming the same characters. WHO it is doesn’t matter. “A group of people” try to play God, only for it to backfire and half of them are killed. Is this a story that has to play out once a generation on Isla Nublar? Is this a lesson they must learn every 25 years? I guess I’m trying to say it’s not a very original idea.

        I agree, I’d love to see the folks from the original JP reacting to this.

  • chandler Bing

    No.. just no… man and dinosaurs, seperated by 65 million years.. you dont just put them together and expect to play a buddy cop movie. What the hell??!

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