A supposed storyline for 2015 release “Jurassic Park 4” did the rounds on the Internet today. The synopsis, first run by JoBlo, suggests the film will be set on the original ‘Jurassic Park’ island – now a SeaWorld-like theme park that has been running smoothly… until now (things then go all “Piranha 3D”). What sounds like a fairly interesting approach to the fourth film in the series (described as somewhat of a reboot of the franchise) won’t be what we’ll be seeing on screens though; seems it originates from an older, unused version of the script. While the plot is legit, director Colin Trevorrow has since rewritten and reworked it. Does that mean it’s no longer set in a ‘theme park’? Assume so.
Here’s that rumoured plot, followed by The Film Stage‘s update.
JURASSIC PARK 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
As part of a show, you ask? That’s right, folks, this will feature “tamed” dino’s. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex – until they’re not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.
So, to sum it all up, JURASSIC PARK 4 will take place back on Isla Nublar with a fully operational dinosaur theme park (I’m sure no expense was spared) that’s both prosperous and safe, until a new dinosaur figures out a way to wreak havoc, causing the use of the now tamed Velociraptors (and T-Rex? Unclear) as a means to fighting the threat.
— Jurassic Park IV (@jurassicparkiv) June 21, 2013
“Jurassic Park 4”, which may or may not see dinosaurs eating sharks, is due 2015.