After years of gestation, scripts being worked on, scrapped, and worked on again, there appears to finally be some movement on a Jurassic Park IV, titled Jurassic World. It’s set to be released in 2015, and so far Bryce Dallas Howard is heading up the cast, with Chris Pratt rumored to join her as the other lead. But no matter how good or bad Jurassic World turns out to be, it will never, ever be able to match the insanity we nearly got about a decade ago. It was an idea so off the wall that the only explanation is an acid flashback by some guys who spent way too much time watching Dino-Riders and Ninja Turtle cartoons.
When Jurassic Park III was released and did solid box office despite being basically a high budget B-movie, rumors began swirling about what the next Jurassic Park could be. And out of the giant mess emerged one of either the most insane or genius ideas imaginable. The most notorious script for Jurassic Park IV involved a plan to create a Dirty Dozen-style platoon of mutant dinosaur commandos, led by a mercenary named Nick Harris. Basically, it would have been like The Expendables except with humanoid dinosaurs instead of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren…
Actually, you know what? It’s a lot more like The Expendables than I originally thought.
Anyway, here is some of the concept art that emerged a couple years ago that should give you an idea of how ridiculous this whole thing would have been, while at the same time making you wish like crazy it had actually been given the green light.