Rumor Patrol: ‘Jurassic Park 4′ Plot Details Revealed [RE-Updated]

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jurassic park 4 plot details Rumor Patrol: Jurassic Park 4 Plot Details Revealed [RE Updated]

Jurassic Park IV has charted an unusual course of evolution, over the past twelve years that have passed since Jurassic Park III released in theaters. The project, at one point, was slated to enter The Island of Dr. Moreau territory, by featuring a story where dinosaur genetical material was combined with dog and human DNA to produce a new kind of biological weapon (check out the unofficial concept art if you don’t believe us). For obvious reasons, that version didn’t happen.

The current iteration of JP4 is based on a script draft that was penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and the project has Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) set as director alongside Steven Spielberg as one of the film’s executive producers. Little is known about the project, other than Trevorrow will be shooting in 3D – a first for the Jurassic Park franchise – and part of the film will take place on Isla Nublar, the island from the first movie (not Isla Sorna or “Site B” from The Lost World and JP3).

Earlier this week, we received confirmation that Universal has plans to release this current version of JP4 in theaters in 2015, after having delayed the film a year to allow for additional development time. Today, we can offer some unconfirmed plot details from the film (as with all RUMORS, be sure to take all this with the customary grain of salt).

[UPDATE: The Film Stage has been told by one of its sources that these plot details were taken from an older JP4 script draft, and do not account for the “major revisions” that Trevorrow has made to the script since he joined the project as director.]

RE-UPDATE: In the year since this was published, it’s begun looking more and more like many of these plot details – trained dinosaurs specifically – are likely true, in some form or fashion. 

[The following may contain MILD SPOILERS for Jurassic Park IV!]

Jurassic Park 4 Will Return to Original Island Rumor Patrol: Jurassic Park 4 Plot Details Revealed [RE Updated]

The following JP4 plot details were exclusively unveiled by JoBlo, and were provided to the site by a “trusted and reliable source.” See what you make of them:

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.

So… does that mean Jurassic Park IV could include (among other dino vs. dino battles) the long-awaited rematch between the T-Rex and Spinosaurus (see below)? Also, the dinosaur eating a great white shark bit sounds like a tongue-in-cheek reference to Spielberg’s Jaws, no?

On a more serious note, these rumored JP4 story details seem believable, when you take all things into consideration. The project is expected to move the sci-fi franchise forward in a different direction, while still acknowledging previous events in the series (i.e. more a re-invention than a reboot), and this approach could allow for that to happen in a relatively non-contrived fashion.

Moreover, the approach outlined above could allow JP4 to build upon and refine the ethical questions and quandaries that were raised in the first two Jurassic Park movies in particular. In addition, the realization of Hammond’s Jurassic Park dream may allow for a smart updating of the previous films’ messages about the dangers of excess corporatization (similar to how Jaff and Silver updated the Planet of the Apes franchise’s sci-fi elements in their Apes prequel/reboot script).

To sum it all up: if these plot details are real, then Jurassic Park IV may be shaping up to feature some impressive dinosaur vs. dinosaur battle and spectacle; not to mention, have a purpose for existing, other than for the obvious reason ($$$). All in all, I would say there’s potential here (again, if true) – but what do you think?


Jurassic Park IV is expected to reach theaters by Summer 2015.

Source: JoBlo

Update Source: The Film Stage

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  1. I think the plot is fine. It’ll be tweaked, and i’m sure only a few minor things will actually be true from the rumors. Now the original island if they go this way would be blown up, and they could just find a whole new island. InGen has had quite a while to be producing Dinos. Remember in JP3 that Dr.Grant didn’t know how the Spino got on the island, and it “wasn’t” on InGen’s list. If they go back to the original island, and they didn’t bomb it then I don’t know what else they can explain for the ones that flew away at end of JP2, and JP3? The government hunted, and killed them? Did InGen do it? So many plot holes from the previous films that the script should address those, and build around it.

    We don’t want to see anymore of Site B. If anything that can be the island that got blown up. I don’t want to see a T-Rex being the good guy, and die. He’s supposed to be a badass. I do want to see underwater Dinos, I’m no expert so I don’t know their name, but there is some. How they explain having underwater dinos? I’m sure there’s a few ways it can be explained, it’s InGen of course they can tweak some dna. Also there’s other big dinos that are man eaters other than T-Rex. There’s another dinosaur that looks identical to the T-Rex, but isn’t called it. I can’t remember.

    If they’re doing more than one movie and are making a new trilogy then please don’t throw everything in this new movie. Build it up… we already know what dinosaurs look like we want the build up, anticipation, and great story. No dumb actors thrown in the movie just to please the media, or certain fans. We want great actors… like the first three.

    • Ugh. So many problems with your post.
      -None of the islands have been blown up or indicated that they have been blown up. That was in the book, in the movies the islands were protected biological preserves.
      -No dinosaurs flew away at the end of JP2, only JP3, they only showed a pterosaur in JP2.
      -Not knowing what happened to the pteranodons does not constitute a “plot hole”. That’s not what a plot hole means.
      -There is no such thing as an underwater dinosaur. The things you are referring to are marine reptiles.

      • None of the island have been blow up but if tgey should blow up site B in the 4th movie

    • No Dinosaur ever lived under water. Those were all marine reptiles. They evolved from different ancestors.

  2. Firstly, thanks to Erik for the corrections. My only Major concerns are the movie makers using the dinosaurs in an un-realistic way (domesticated velociraptors! kidding), such as being able to use the T-Rex and Velociraptors as their attack dogs in some military way. Just seems slightly far fetched. And secondly, myself, and I think everyone else, wants an even better dinosaur to take place of Spinosaurus and T-Rex before it. They’ve been talking about it, and I don’t want them to use a dinosaur like Giganotosaurus, which may have been slightly bigger and more deadly, but looks exactly the same as T-Rex. I think they need something clearly distinguishable like Spinosaurus was, and something just as cool as both T-Rex and Spinosaurus.

    • Gigantosaurus is only known by a hip none. NO ONE knows what it looked like.. How is it unrealistic to set free wild raptors to attack another wild dinosaur? Even if they are tamed, they aren’t domesticated. There’s a huge difference and not at all unrealistic.

  3. There was no such thing as aquatic dinosaurs, although they were reptiles. Such things as pliosaurs, mosasaurs, icthyosaurs, etc. Oh, and don’t forget Deinosuchus, the giant crocodilian found in texas. It had a six foot long skull. Yet, any of these movies are fun from a special effects stand point. I do wish they would get rid of the people though, they always mess everything up, except as cannon fodder.

  4. Tamed dinosaurs used by humans to fight wild dinosaurs? Sounds like a Dino-Riders reboot from the old cartoon kids’ series.

  5. There is nothing badder than the tyrannosaurus and spinosaurus and that’s probably why they have to create something bigger and badder. And as for the taming aspect; maybe you CAN train a Dino. How the heck do I or any of us know? And don’t forget, these aren’t exact dinosaur copies, these are clones of dinosaurs that have been made in their creators vision. If weren’t able to tame them before, i’m sure JPs chief geneticist surely fixed that. The plot will be far fetched for sure but lets not forget we’re watching a dinosaur movie, not the shaw shank redemption

  6. If the rumored plot is true, sounds really interesting and id like to see how they make it work.
    It would have seemed to me that the name of the movie (Jurassic World) would have implied that the dinosaurs somehow managed to find a way off the island and onto the mainland hence the ‘world’ instead of ‘park’ in the title. It would make sense because the end of the third movie showed terror dactyl flying away from the island and some of the land animals could also swim.
    That’s just a thought, if the rumor turned out to be untrue id imagine the real plot would go something like that

  7. I haven’t been following this as faithfully as so many of you have, but I find myself confused and curious. When I googled this subject, one of the things I found was a trailer showing Neill, Dern, Goldblum, Moore, the kids all grown up from JP1, etc., and this was very exciting and intriguing…but IMDB shows that the movie has ‘evolved’ into Jurassic World, and that none of the previous characters – or at least not the original actors – are involved any longer…which is disappointing, to say the least.
    Can anyone explain what has happened, and which version of the film will be coming out in June 2015?

    • well, replying to myself because it appears the trailer was a clever mock-up – sadly.
      I think I’d have been a lot more interested in that story than in what this article describes…

  8. Sounds like a giant bag of suckage to me.

    • Why do you think it sucks for?

  9. lol only things i want to be made clear are, is the security force going to be composed of just three-four guys like in the first one and…. I know I read on imdb cast list and it said something about military officer, does that mean they have their own private military there or could it just be the military had to show up that is the thing I am spectating x.x anyways cheers.

  10. Going back to the Crichton novel as the source, recall one of the things being discussed between Hammond and Wu was the speed of the dinosaurs. The implication was that there was an identified gene or series of genes that could result in definitive behavior modification. If the staff of writers have tuned into this, we basically will not know what to expect.

    As for the underwater dinosaurs, what about Plesiosaurus or however you spell it? Was it technically a dinosaur? I am not sure, just want to toss this out there. Some of you may be aware of the folklore concerning the Loch Ness monster being a possible Plesiosaurus holdout that was somehow “trapped” in the Loch as the lake itself became cutoff first as a form of estuary and then isolated entirely. I’m not saying I am an advocate of this conjecture at all, just want to make the point that underwater dinosaurs or marine reptiles or whatever it is did exist and I think it would be cool to see them.

    Spinosaurus was a kind of “amphibian vehicle” of sorts, it could swim and had no problem in the water as seen in JPIII. The only problem with the Spino is that it suffers from lack of a truly marketable name. The dinosaur names I learned as a kid just seemed easier to remember by comparison, or maybe that is because I had a brain back then that used to actually function.

    As for “animal escapes” I am pretty sure the original book had a pair of raptors on the boat that last departed from the dock before the storm. It was signaled before reaching the mainland, but it raises the question: could others have escaped undetected prior to this incident? One of the fallacies of Dennis Nedry’s computer system, again as identified in the book, was that it was designed to track the absence of creatures, and not the excess of the number expected. They could, of course, breed, much to the dismay of Wu and the others, despite all efforts to the contrary.

    Recall the tension in the movie/book centered on an unexpected character: The storm. It becomes the first antagonist, as it imprisons them on the island to deal with the dinosaur escapees. If Jurassic World features a fully functioning park, then we potentially lose Mother Nature as the antagonist, which is the loss of a plausible reason to keep the entire human population in one place.

    I wonder what could compel them to remain at the park this go around?

  11. The plot is awful, the fact of the horror being removed from the plot is a horrible decision. If anyone loves the trilogy as much as I do, the horror gave life to Jurassic Park. People for years were captivated by the entirety of the emotion captured in the horror genre; only from that when the first movie came out directed a difference in emotion “scary” “thrilling” “dramatic” “suspenseful” “Happy” ect. But then you stop and think Colin Trevorrow did amazing in the rise of the planet of the apes. It was a good movie. I feel Jurassic Park is a bigger pair of shoes to fill. To me the idea is moot. Furthermore Spielberg was definitely smart for producing. All I can say is something is stirring to make me say Colin Trevorrow good luck, there’s a good chance you’ll need it.

  12. Who knows, at the end of the third installment when the “government” came and took everybody off the island it could of been InGen going there and preserving the dinosaurs and the labs and working from there to clone again. But what I do know as a fact is that there was filming being done at an abandon amusement park in New Orleans so possibly it could be almost along the lines on a dinosaur outbreak from an operating park leading to them spreading all over at the end hence WORLD in the title

  13. What’s new in this plot? I don’t understand. This is Jurassik Park I with more dinos. Ok, that’s fun, but is interesting enough?

    When I heard the name Jurassik World name for the first time, I’ve imaginated a big disaster movie with Dino all over the place. A Godzilla on steroids!


  14. Maybe the completed park is not in fact inGen’s park, but rather is a park created by the rival company Biosyn. They had payed Nedrey off to steal the embryos and obviously that didn’t work out, but it is entirely plausible that they found a way. After all, nature always does!
    I think it would make for a much more interesting movie to see another company take a shot at it on a different island, and in a new way This would also allow for a new variety of Dino’s, considering that they could have stolen the techniques from inGen in the creation of the animals. They then could have used the same technology to create different dinosaurs of their choice, potentially bigger, smarter, and cooler ones.

  15. It has been confirmed that ‘Jurassic World’ is going to take us back to Isla Nublar, where the first part took us. ‘Jurassic World’ is the name of the theme park John Hammond had always envisioned, and the place receives an average of 2,000 tourists per day, arriving by ship – a ferry – to the island.

    Since Isla Nublar is where ‘Jurassic Park’ was, it makes me wonder what’s left of those places… like the Visitor Center, Raptor Pen, and the Nublar Ultility Shed (where Ellie Sattler rebooted the power of the whole park). To me, the most mysterious and fascinating place of all is the East Dock Ship. It was featured in the Super NES videogame, and it was actually an abandoned concept for the film – about raptors terrorizing a ship. Once you gain Security Level 2 clearance (which is hard to do), you find out that ship has 4 entire floors! Imagine the action that could take place there in a movie…

    Given that the director has tweeted about that East Dock sign Dennis Nedry hit and spun, word on the street is that this could end up resurfacing as a major plot point in ‘Jurassic World’.

  16. It has been confirmed that ‘Jurassic World’ is going to take us back to Isla Nublar, where the first part took us. ‘Jurassic World’ is the name of the theme park John Hammond had always envisioned, and the place receives an average of 2,000 tourists per day, arriving by ship – a ferry – to the island.

    Since Isla Nublar is where ‘Jurassic Park’ was, it makes me wonder what’s left of those places… like the Visitor Center, Raptor Pen, and the Nublar Ultility Shed (where Ellie Sattler rebooted the power of the whole park). To me, the most mysterious and fascinating place of all is the East Dock Ship. It was featured in the Super NES videogame, and it was actually an abandoned concept for the film – about raptors terrorizing a ship. Once you gain Security Level 2 clearance (which is hard to do), you find out that ship has 5 entire floors! Imagine the action that could take place there in a movie…

    Given that the director has tweeted about that East Dock sign Dennis Nedry hit and spun, word on the street is that this could end up resurfacing as a major plot point in ‘Jurassic World’.

  17. When I find the velociraptor training manual torrent, I will post it here.

  18. I personally feel that if the above plot is what they have gone for, they will have completely killed the JP franchise! There are so many ways they could have gone with this following the previous films. But going by this, it will be over the top, farfeched CGI. I’m very disappointed with what I’ve read from the above. I hope for the sake of the franchise, it’s not true! JP3 wasn’t fantastic, but looking at this so far…….. JP3 will smash this right out of the park as they say! Just my own personal opinion. But tamed dinos and a fully functional park sounds ridiculous! They may aswell stop development and start all over again as far as I’m concerned! Just the opinion of a die hard JP fan :)

  19. A T. rex must have a heavy set of testicles

  20. Mutation or genetic manipulation of the dinosaurs are not science fiction or supernatural. Now their creation is fiction as has shown by the current science as of 2012. DNA is only coherent up to 291 years then it shatters. Though I do have hopes for the use of a large genome information bank and quantum computing to design the closest to what some of the dinosaurs might have been like. Since it is coming down to the the fact that many more of them including the larger therapods had some kind of pre-feather or feathery covering on them including T-Rex. And recall in the book they used not only frog DNA, but also chameleon and bird DNA to fill the probable sequence gaps. And in the first book some velociraptors got to the main land and escaped to live in the jungles. I wish they had kept that in the movie. That and that Compsognathus (compi) had a mildly narcotic bite which killed Hammond in the first Book when they got to him after he fell.

    Shouldn’t one see the film before trashing it or praising it? Obviously there are some all over the spectrum personal views as to what it good, bad, brilliant, horrible. Take a deep breath and wait for it.