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This is how bad JURASSIC PARK 4 could have been

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We sure do love  dinosaurs around here. Their addition to a movie instantly makes it more awesome. Hell, if Ghost Rider had battled a dinosaur instead of that lame devil… no, on second thought, nothing could make Ghost Rider suck any more. Well, maybe if the dinosaurs were some kind of weird human-dino hybrid. Yeah, that would definitely make it suck even more.

Coincidentally, that’s almost exactly what we got for Jurassic Park 4. The human-dino hybrids, I mean, not Ghost Rider.

Producer Kathleen Kennedy recently revealed that they were hard at work on script for the fourquel, but there actually had been a script in place  many years back already, and it had actually reached quite an advanced state of development. Which is a complete mystery to me, seeing as how it was completely bonkers.

The script by John Sayles featured a bunch of super smart, gun toting, human-dinosaur hybrid mercenaries. No, you didn’t read that wrong. Somehow, nobody at the studio thought that was a horrible idea until after artist Carlos Huante had been commissioned to do some concept art. Then in 2004 AICN then got a hold of the script and made their dismemberment of it public, which finally prompted Universal to pull the plug.

Up until now though, we’ve never seen what these ridiculous dino mercs looked like, but thanks to BadAssDigest, we finally get our first look at said concept art.

While you can’t take anything away from Huante’s art, the fact that the development got to this stage is amazing. While Sayle’s idea might have worked for some other CG action adventure (that Triceratops is super cool, and I would happily watch a movie that had him chomping down on a cigar while racking up the body count with his oversized firearm of choice), it sure as hell wasn’t Jurassic Park.

Let’s hope the new film stays far away from the ridiculous and goes back to the same combination of wonder and edge of your seat nail-biting, that made the first films such a success.

Last Updated: October 10, 2012


  1. Treveshan Pather

    October 10, 2012 at 15:56

    I dunno… Looks like it could have been awesome from that concept art. An instant cult classic. I wouldn’t have them toting guns or speaking at all, but human-dino hybrids rampaging around the forest preying on foolish scientists… It’s like a prehistoric Splice (which is one of the freakiest movies I have ever seen).


    • Kervyn Cloete

      October 10, 2012 at 16:03

      Like I mentioned, I actually think it could work as a standalone movie, but not as a Jurassic Park sequel. Human-Dino hybrid mercs would just be jumping the megalodon.


      • Lourens Corleone

        October 10, 2012 at 16:51

        Give this one to Del Toro. He’ll conjure up a masterpiece!


  2. Tracy Benson

    October 10, 2012 at 16:02

    Ermegerd, erm er t-rerx!


    • Ultimo_Cleric

      October 10, 2012 at 16:41



  3. Nathan Horne

    October 10, 2012 at 16:34

    Wow, glad that didn’t happen. I watched Jurassic Park again and the CGI still holds up! It’s better than most modern action/adventure movies…


    • LukaTisus

      December 30, 2013 at 20:11

      Apparently there were only a small handful of actual CGI scenes in it, most of the dinosaurs, raptors especially, were animatronic/people in dino suits. Was FLOORED when I read that. 😐


  4. Ultimo_Cleric

    October 10, 2012 at 16:42

    Looks more like another Hellboy movie to me…..thank goodness they never went through with it.


  5. Darryn_Bonthuys

    October 11, 2012 at 08:01

    This isn’t Jurassic Park. This is what happens when Street Sharks and TMNT sleep together, and a Hollywood executive gets his hands on the abomination that follows nine months later.


  6. Gareth Lagesse

    October 11, 2012 at 13:26

    I had no idea that they were making a sequel to / movie of Primal Rage! 😀


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