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

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


[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 [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

TAGS: jurassic park, jurassic park 4


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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

  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.

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