We've been hearing a lot about Jurassic Park 4 lately - that it would be directed by Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow, that it would be shot in 3D, and that everyone's shooting for a 2015 release date.
Then there are the story rumors. Would it be a reboot? Will there be any new dinosaurs? Will they manage to fit Jeff Goldblum's bared chest in somewhere?
It would have been okay to go a while longer not knowing anything about Jurassic Park 4's plot, but JoBlo claims to have a legit synopsis of the film's general plot concept. It's not John Sayles' weaponized dinosaur action, but it does sound kind of awesome.
Two warnings: One, this could all be bullshit. Even if it's true, things are early enough that changes are still possible. So right now this is all just for fun. And two, some of it could be considered spoiler-ish, though only for those who are really sensitive to that sort of thing. The information here only goes trailer-deep, so don't read if you're worried about spoiling a hyptothetical commercial.
Anyway, here it is, directly from JoBlo:
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.
That sounds pretty exciting if true, particularly the bit about finally getting underwater dinosaurs. Probably the only thing that could scare me more is a T-Rex covered in feathers. An open and functional version of Jurassic Park is the kind of under-your-nose-the-whole-time sequel idea I'd never even considered. What do you think? Putting aside disappointment that the crazy John Sayles version will never happen, does this concept excite you as a potential Jurassic Park entry?