When it comes to "Jurassic Park 4," it seems that no potential plot idea is too far-fetched, no rumor or bit of speculation off the table. There has been talk of dinosaur-human hybrids and a complete story reboot, and now there's word that the long-awaited fourth installment of the venerable dino franchise will feature the park from the original film as a fully operational tourist destination.
According to a plot synopsis posted on JoBlo, the movie, set to be directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, will take place in present-day Isla Nublar, which is now a successful theme park featuring tame dinosaurs. The true thrills begin when the park's safety is compromised by a brand-new dinosaur menace, the synopsis continues.
However, The Film Stage warns that this information is "from an old script and doesn't include Trevorrow's major revisions."
Even without that disclaimer, it's best to take any "JP4" scoop with a giant grain of salt at this point. But if there is some truth to the JoBlo plot rundown, that could explain why Universal had to delay the project: It's possible the studio needed more money -- and time -- to pull off the special effects.
The idea to forge ahead with the Jurassic Park theme park despite all the dangers revealed in the first three films would really drive home the franchise's repeated message about humans thinking they know best, only to be proven very wrong.
Here's hoping some nugget of this concept makes it into the final film. There's no specific release date yet, but it's believed to be pushing for a 2015 debut.
[via JoBlo, Twitter h/t Screen Rant]