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