You know what’s a great idea? To return to an island apparently overrun by massive creatures who have a taste for human flesh and running amok in kitchens. What could possibly go wrong? At least, that must be the thinking behind whatever crew of humans are deciding to return to the original island in Jurassic Park 4.
A tweet from Jurassic Park 4 director Colin Trevorrow showing a location photo and the word ‘Nublar’ confirms what we have long suspected: that the latest in the franchise will return to Isla Nublar, the original site of the old school dino massacre of Jurassic Park. The other two sequels, The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3, took place on Isla Sorna (Site B), which was never actually constructed as a park.
So the next question is … why would anyone go back to Nublar? The most logical answer is someone trying to re-open the park, of course, but somehow I hope that they don’t go such a predictable route for Jurassic Park 4. I mean, after three movies showing just what a bad idea it is when humans and dinosaurs mix, I think we need a bit of a change-up. Perhaps a shipwreck that strands some unwary people? Maybe a diabolical mastermind looking to unleash dinosaurs upon an unsuspecting populace and using Nublar as his base? Have I been watching too many spy-fi TV shows?
It’s going to be awhile before we find out, I’m sorry to say, but the photo is at least intriguing. Hopefully this film will be better than Jurassic Park 3, which did not instill me with confidence for the future of the franchise.
Jurassic Park 4 has a slated US release in 2014. There will plenty of time for speculation and spoilers before then. In the mean time, check out Trevorrow’s tweet and pic below and let us know what you think about returning to Isla Nublar.