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Jurassic Park 4 Artwork Surfaces Online
Human-dinosaur hybrids, anyone?

10 October 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Reddit/neogaf.com

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After Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III in 2001, there was meant to be, at some point, a Jurassic Park IV. Scripts were offered to Spielberg and then rejected numerous times, with William Monahan and John Sayles' effort working on the idea of dinosaurs-on-the-mainland combined with human/dinosaur hybrid soldiers that could use guns and carry out simple tasks.

Now artwork has surfaced online that reportedly originates with ILM's Andrew Cawrse and concept artist Carlos Huante, revealing just how far down the pipeline this pretty outrageous idea went. And before you look at them, know this: they're pretty damn weird. You have been warned...

As for the current situation with the far-more-likely-to-happen version of Jurassic Park IV (as penned by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writing team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver), that's all still pencilled in for a 2014 release, though it looks like it might end up being more like 2015 according to producer Frank Marshall.

So though these surprise images only reveal a truly twisted might have been for Jurassic Park IV - something that might not have been out of place in James Cameron's mooted Jurassic Park adaptation, perhaps - it's still fascinating stuff.

Check out the NeoGAF.com forums for more details on the plot and the pictures themselves, and let us know in the comment box below whether these images (which are oddly reminiscent of The Lizard from this year's The Amazing Spider-Man) could have turned into something brilliant or something just too out there...


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RE: Jurassic Park Lost War
Some of this artwork is fucked up! It's gonna be a horror movie More

Posted by Fluke Skywalker at 17:17 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Jurassic Park Lost War
Making a dinosaur movie is very restrictive because you need to explain how mankind and dinosaurs end up being together. The other problem are dinsoaurs lived for at least 50 millions years and lived on all the continents. Their species varied so much when comparing to what continent they were on and what dinosaur era it was. For example you wouldn't find a stegosaurus together with a T Rex because the stegosaurus live in the Jurassic era and in Africa? The T rex on the other hand live in the C More

Posted by Ghidorah at 15:12 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Jurassic Park Lost War
L: Fallen Giant I think it's a brilliant idea!! So much better than the other Jurassic Park movies. I didn't like 2 or 3. Granted it doesn't really belong in the JP canon but with a little story tweaking I think they could bring this out as a stand alone film or franchise starter. I'd pay $20 a ticket to see these creatures battling dinosaurs in glorious IMAX. Just don't get Joe Johnson to direct. He's not a bad director but this isn't his kind of gig. You need Matt Reeves or Guillermo Del More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:14 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

its resident evil
oh god itS resident evil 6- STICK WITH JUST DINOSAURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by mclane1 at 07:54 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: ha ha
dammit! I was so hoping they would NOT go this direction. More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 05:12 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

ha ha
Laughable so far removed from original chrichton/spielberg story. somebody mentioned Alien: Resurrection. this is it. More

Posted by jamesjewell1983 at 02:11 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

I'd say it wouldn't have been Jurassic Park, but I think that's already been covered... More

Posted by Whistler at 01:03 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

NO!
No,nononononononono..............NO! final say. How could they do that? Messing up franchise aside, its just wrong in so many ways. i know that the first three films were a bit repetitive - people go to island, some get eaten alive, survivors go home. But they don't need to splice homo/dino - please think of something else. :( More

Posted by RedAngel989 at 00:11 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: It's shelved
Seriously this is old concept art from an idea which will never see the light of day, what's the problem. More

Posted by rich at 00:10 on 11 October 2012 | Report This Post

Just awful
I cannot understand anyone who thinks this is a great idea. This is just awful and would have been the ruination of the franchise. It's the sort of idea that a teenage boy or a toy marketeer might come up with. It reeks of Alien Resurrection. Dynomen with guns? Sheesh people, grow some tastebuds. Thank heavens Spielberg still has some say. I can see him with his fingers on his chins saying, "hmmm that's not quite what we're after." More

Posted by jazzyjules63 at 23:39 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Jurassic Park Lost War
I think it's a brilliant idea!! So much better than the other Jurassic Park movies. I didn't like 2 or 3. Granted it doesn't really belong in the JP canon but with a little story tweaking I think they could bring this out as a stand alone film or franchise starter. I'd pay $20 a ticket to see these creatures battling dinosaurs in glorious IMAX. Just don't get Joe Johnson to direct. He's not a bad director but this isn't his kind of gig. You need Matt Reeves or Guillermo Del Toro or Garith Edward More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 23:17 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Joe Johnson is DEAD!!!!
Read the article again, properly this time. These images are for a concept that has been shelved. More

Posted by muchobenny at 23:16 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Joe Johnson is DEAD!!!!
if joe goes for that story with the STUPID human/dinosaur hybrid plot, he will forever be dead to me!!!!!!!!! Thats just NOT Jurassic Park!!!!! If he wants to make some retarded movie about that crappy story line, then he can make his OWN movie trilogy!!!! Leave Speilberg's Jurassic Park alone!!!!!!! As Ian Malcom once said, "... I call it rape of the natural world." Its time to blow the rape whistle on joe johnson, and get his dirty, corrupting hands off of jurassic park 4. More

Posted by angelofmusic93 at 22:47 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Love these designs....
...just not for Jurassic Park. More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 21:14 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Not Jurassic Park but
Bloody terrifying! I'm going to have nightmares now. More

Posted by Cat_Corportation at 21:11 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Can't get over how creepy those designs look. They should definitely be used in another movie, just not Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park is about dinosaurs. That said, it may have been a smart evolution of the themes of the first movie. More

Posted by thepluginbaby at 20:22 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

YES more DINO movies pleeez!
Great idea for another dino movie and why not. Why are the only dino movies in the last decade Jurassic Parks? It's practically a sub genre. So let's see more. Regarding JP4,wud luv to see it as a metaphor for the exotic pet trade.Starts in a South American thrift store with a backpacker buying a little compy and expand from there....u readin this Ricky and Mandy! More

Posted by Snake 4Skin at 20:06 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Another, another "out there" idea
Well the artwork is awesome but I'll just echo what others are saying that this is so far from the other 3 movies. human/dino hybrid is just as bad as greedo shooting first! My idea would be, have a planet of the apes style where dinos take over the world & keep humans as slaves :P More

Posted by whitelighter at 19:11 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Humanoid dinosaurs - not for me
Personally I don't think that human/dinosaur hybrids are much in the vein of Jurassic Park and I'm glad to read that the idea was abandoned. On another note, for anyone who has read Jutin Cronin's 'The Passage,' the top left picture is almost how I imagine the virals to look, anyone else? More

Posted by circuit at 19:02 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: mclane1 L: Thomcaptcha I've always thought do it as a prequel, go back to a young John Hammond setting up the Island. See all the errors he made first of all before we see the final park. that Idea!!!! ut that means tragically horrific genetic freak failed experienents an no running amok, doesn't it? Why not prequelise it even further back, and even though it's historically wrong, have a small band of people trying to survive in a world where dinosaurs already exist, afte More

Posted by jobloffski at 18:56 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

On the one hand this is awesome. On the other hand, it sucks. Not because the idea is bad, just because i had the same idea before this was ever talked about. More

Posted by clarkkent at 18:44 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Thomcaptcha I've always thought do it as a prequel, go back to a young John Hammond setting up the Island. See all the errors he made first of all before we see the final park. that Idea!!!! More

Posted by mclane1 at 18:37 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

More Turok than JP
Michael Crichton must be rolling in his grave... More

Posted by marcus_fuller at 18:11 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

not jurassic park
Whilst the artwork looks interesting it just seems too distant from jurassic park... More

Posted by Jonda Fett at 17:59 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

I've always thought do it as a prequel, go back to a young John Hammond setting up the Island. See all the errors he made first of all before we see the final park. More

Posted by Thomcaptcha at 17:10 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

A different movie perhaps...?
Not sure if this fits in the 'Spielbergverse' and I can see why it got nixed, but the idea (and the concept art) would still make a cracking movie, lets face it, with the plethora of remakes being churned out it couldn't be any worse! More

Posted by messiah1967 at 16:30 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

Another 'out there' idea
I always loved the idea of having dinos on the mainland - but why not go for an extended time-shift to, say, 200 years in the future where man and dino co-exist? And no, I certainly don't mean ala Terranova. brrrrrrrrrr More

Posted by claudemg at 16:20 on 10 October 2012 | Report This Post

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