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Human-Dinosaur Hybrids in Abandoned 'Jurassic Park 4' Concept Art

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October 10, 2012
Source: Reddit

Jurassic Park 4

Well, this is something. We already know that Jurassic Park 4 is coming with a script from Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver scripting and Steven Spielberg producing. However, years ago a completely different iteration of the project came from William Monahan (The Departed) and John Sayles (The Spiderwick Chronciles). It might be hard to believe but the story saw a secret genetics lab get involved with cross-breeding humans with dinosaurs, giving them problem-solving intelligence and the ability to fire weapons and fight crime, but controlled by human authorities. What?!

Yeah, that sounds like an interesting idea for some kind of movie, but not Jurassic Park 4. However, someone thought it was a good enough idea to make it a decent ways into development as some concept art from the failed attempt has made its way to Reddit. Here's a taste of some of the creepy concept art here:

Jurassic Park 4 - Abandoned Concept Art 1Jurassic Park 4 - Abandoned Concept Art 2

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Jurassic Park 4 - Abandoned Concept Art 6

Jurassic Park 4 - Abandoned Concept Art 6

If you're interested, the source who posted this on Reddit also linked to an old script review of the project and it simultaneously sounds like the most ridiculous trainwreck of all-time and one of the greatest ideas to never get out of development. For my money, I'd love to see how this film would have turned out, but at the same time, I'm all for the likely less peculiar sequel in the works right now. In fact, it almost feels like it could be a weird prequel to Minority Report. Maybe they tried dinosaur cops before predicting the future? Maybe someone can take this idea and run with it for an original film? What do you think?

UPDATE: ScreenRant has learned from ILM that this is not their concept art. A representative from ILM says, "Not sure where this stuff came from but it’s not from a production we’ve worked on. Looks like someone’s personal work – ILM doesn’t put © lines on our work like in those images – we don’t own the work – the clients do." That doesn't mean that this isn't official pre-production artwork, but it does not belong to ILM.

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  • tracksounds
    Yep...there's a seed of something interesting there. Not sure if fits Jurassic Park very well, but hey, they have to do SOMETHING new. Whatever JP4 is, it CANNOT just be visitors getting stuck on another island and get chased by varying dinos.
  • NG
    Is it just me, or is this a complete insult to the original JP?
    • Nielsen700
      Yeah, because the first Jurassic Park was a masterful piece of art that needs to be respected a great deal.
      • sirdan357
        Lose the sarcasm and your comment is spot on.
  • Cakes
    Wow, those are crazy. Kinda reminds me of a dinosaur version of Venom crossed with those things from I Am Legend.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Only because of the internet we see this madness, I suppose it keeps concept artists in a job.
  • Danimal
    Off topic, but I feel like that's what The Lizard from "The Amazing Spider-man" should've looked like. It sorta fits better IMO.
    • RidgeRacer4
      Yeah, instead of the SMB "goomba" we actually got:P
  • Dan W
    I don't like the crime fighting idea, but the concept art looks great. I do like the idea of cross breeding. It would give the film a much darker presence since human testing is involved. But I agree that it doesn't belong as a sequel to Jurassic Park. But the idea is pretty interesting
    • Dark
      Exactly
  • http://twitter.com/A5J4DX A5J4DX
    wow epic!
  • Neo
    I dont care if they called it The Godfather Part 4, i would watch a movie about crime fighting dinosaur/ human hybrids that can use weapons
    • http://www.facebook.com/derek.reyna Derek Reyna
      They did! Its called Super Mario Brothers starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo! LOL!
      • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.wagner.75 Joseph Wagner
        Don't forget Theodore Rex! Actually, do..
  • Steven
    Great concet art for a horror flick using dino-human hybrids, but JP ?!`?
    • Wafffles
      Seriously, the craftsmanship of this obviously preposterous idea is perplexing. Talented and passionate work for something that would have to grovel for a shot at Syfy? This must be a joke. Either that, or they were years ahead of Snakes on a Plane.
  • weezy1
    Looks like they were going into "The Island of Dr. Moreua" territory...don't ya think?
  • MITNG
    Reminds me of Image Comic's Elephant Men. http://www.mediocrityisthenewgenius.com
  • lolwut
    Sounds like a syfy movie.
  • dee
    Wow! This reminds me of dino-riders! Wouldn't mind a movie but surely not attached to the JP films.
  • http://www.facebook.com/mcrorey Michael McRorey
    hah, http://i.imgur.com/piZb4.png looks more like the creature that should have been used in the movie 'Relic', instead of that creature they used.
  • BinaryChaos
    That looks weird coming from a JP film but maybe another corporation arises and successfully fuses both dino / human DNA to use this hybrid as a weapon for warfare. I'm sure they have an interesting plot behind it that would be acceptable into the JP realm.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Sleider/1847907840 Brian Sleider
    I want this movie.
  • http://www.facebook.com/waxman80014 Chris Simpson
    I am glad it never happened.
  • eurogibbon
    I thought this was a great idea when I first heard about it and I was gutted when it failed to come to pass. No way this will be made now, the internet has declared its disgust and will deservedly be served up another tired offering of people running away from dinosaurs on an island. Excelsior. This franchise ran out of interesting ideas two-thirds of the way through The Lost World when Spielberg decided to remake King Kong. It's ripe for an idea that takes it in a new direction but that's in keeping with the original concept, that man should not play God. It's sci-fi, who says you can't have talking dinosaurs with machine guns taking on the drugs cartels? Imagination-free fanboys and skittish studio heads, that's who.
    • I have to disagree
      Good SF is rooted in good science not just good fantasy...which this is not...a good fantasy that is...
      • eurogibbon
        You might fantasise about dinosaurs but you should probably keep that sort of thing to yourself. It's called 'science fiction', it's to do with stories concerning science. The original idea was 'what if scientists brought dinosaurs back to life for the purposes of entertainment?' So how is it such a leap to ask 'What if scientists brought dinosaurs back to life to fight wars?'
        • don't troll me
          Just read that sentence out loud...now read it again...see how stupid it sounds?
  • Bartom
    this is really CRAP
  • Richie G
    I like the idea of dinosaur/humans using weapons, but they should make them more human and give them medieval armor and also there's cat people and orks and it's an elder scrolls movie
  • Armitage
    The premise of Jurassic Park always seemed kind of silly, a Zillionaire brings back dinosaurs only to open an amusement park way out in the ocean somewhere... Geeeezzz. So why make Jurassic Park IV a part of that? Start something fresh. We want to see cool F/X driven dinosaurs and a great story... start with a great story this time.
  • The Truth
    Reminds me of Rise of Planet of the Apes. And the dinohumans eventually take over. I really want to see another Jurassic Park without silliness. How about they run amok in New York City!
    • Rob
      They did. It was Godzilla 1998.
  • Typhoon
    Can anyone say "Dinosaurs for Hire"? Google it.
  • LosZombies
    This is seriously the first thing that popped in my head.
    • http://www.facebook.com/dawn.spivey.142 Dawn Spivey
      Ha!ha! Yeah!
  • castingcouch
    Horrific. Doesn't look like a movie for kids.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Diehl/100001466907152 Thomas Diehl
    This... that... I... What... am I on acid right now?
  • Lord Howitzer
    So, you all mean to tell me that none of you, when hearing "dinosaur cops", remembered that this has been made before? Does anybody still remember Theodore Rex?
  • Dark
    Dino-human hybrid is a good idea for a new kind of horror. But the fact that they fire weapons and fight crime!?! Come on wtf. I expected that they stalked you , eat you, bite your head of etc.... Haha it also sounds like Turok.
  • BeautyOfAsymetry
    no, most of you are a bit wrong. JP was always intended as a hidden message. dinosaurs are "reptiles". someone is giving us some clues here.
  • Alex freeman
    terrible for the humanoid dinosaur ideas and the story i would know a much better looking way for them and story if they could just ask the public once or are they just cowards not to ask the public about redesigning them plus the story

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