With yesterdays release of the Jurassic World trailer, we got our first look at Colin Trevorrow's entry into the long-running, and much loved franchise.
The trailer for the fourth chapter in the dino-resurrecting series certainly dumped quite a bit of exposition onto the audience, as it seemed to hammer home the point Jurassic World would be slightly different from the previous movies.
Not only will Jurassic World feature the usual cast of prehistoric beasties, but it will also include a whole new genetically engineered dino which is smarter, bigger and more ferocious than anything we've seen before. Unfortunately, the trailer didn't actually show this star attraction, but it might be a good time to revisit some of the old Jurassic Park 4 concept art, which followed a similar - although much more insane - concept.
Things Could Have Been Very Different...
Before Jurassic World's concept was finalized, there were preliminary plans knocking around for a JP movie which featured human-dinosaur hybrid super-soldiers. The idea didn't make it too far into production - and I think that's something we can all be thankful for.
Check out some of the concept art below:
One of our heroic dinosaur defenders
This dino-monster pulls a face similar to mine when I first saw these pictures
From an exciting adventure about dinosaurs... to this guy...
Did Spielberg OK all of these or something?
I don't want to know what this guy is doing
This concept artist clearly didn't know how to tastefully draw dino/human nether-regions
King Kong dino-hybrid does not like to be woken
Unfortunately, all this guy's hard work was for nothing...
However, if you think this concept is kind of weird, wait until you hear how it was going to be used.
The story, written by John Sayles, would have featured these intelligent abominations acting as elite commandoes in the event of a dinosaur invasion of the United States...
Now, I can kind of accept this as a storyline in some kind of strange futuristic science fiction. But I really can't accept it as a sequel to the rather grounded 1993 original. Can you?
Interestingly, the story of Jurassic World does seem to have grown out of this original concept. Regardless of how good or bad you thought the trailer was, I think we can all agree that what it needed was not more human-dinosaur hybrid super-soldiers.
Do you actually like this original idea for Jurassic Park 4?