When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, it was revolutionary, especially from a technical standpoint. The effects and animatronics in the film still hold up today, as does the movie’s sense of magic and adventure.
Fast forward 21 years, and you’ll find that director Colin Trevorrow faces an interesting dilemma with Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, which Universal hopes will lay the groundwork for a new trilogy. The world has changed a lot since 1993, especially when you think of all the blockbusters that populate the cineplex year after year. Trevorrow not only has to live up to the exceptionally high standards left by Steven Spielberg, but he’s got to compete with the plethora of big budget sequels arriving in 2015, all while giving fans some new reasons to get excited about this all-but-extinct franchise.
Shooting for the film is already underway, but the plot details have been kept tightly under wraps. Luckily, the folks over at JoBlo have reported some extremely exciting news, which could point this series in an awesome new direction. Of course, none of this is confirmed, so we’ll just label this a rumor for now and take the detailss with a brontosaurus egg-sized grain of salt.
Apparently, Jurassic World will take place not in a theme park still under construction, but in a fully operational park that is already up and running, complete with hologram information centers, a ride called the “Gyrosphere” that allows guests to get up close to the dinosaurs, and even a petting zoo. You know, for kids!
Now, this is where the really juicy plot details come in. As operational as this park is, things still don’t go smoothly, and before long the scientists get a bit over-ambitious with splicing dinosaur DNA with that of other species. They’re successful in creating a T-Rex/Raptor/Snake/Cuttlefish hybrid, that gets loose and terrorizes the park.
So, how do you defeat a dinosaur with the intelligence of a Velociraptor, the ferocity of a T-Rex, a flexible “snake-like jaw,” and camouflage abilities? You use your trained dinosaurs to fight it, of course!
Yep, you read that right. Here are the full details, according to JoBlo:
According to our source, there will be lots of Dino on Dino fighting, as some of the Dinos are “good guys” that are trained by Chris Pratt’s character. The raptors and T-Rex are among the “trained” good dinosaurs. The big bad dinosaur has instant camouflage abilities, like the cuttlefish, so he blends into the background, is smart like the velociraptor, uses his jaw like a snake, and can terrorize like the T-Rex. Does this mean the new dino will be the ONLY “bad” one? Or will there be more than one? Unconfirmed, but it will be the catalyst that kicks off the peril.
If this is true, it’s an incredible set-up for the film and would no doubt allow it to stand apart from its three predecessors. Not only that, but this premise has the potential to deliver the same thrills that the original film brought, while also giving the franchise a new spin that allows it to compete, visually and cinematically, with recent tentpole monster movies like Godzilla and Pacific Rim. If this is indeed what Trevorrow has planned, then we’re in for a real treat.
Tell us, does this sound like an interesting direction for Jurassic World to head in, or would you rather see something different? Let us know in the comments below!