Billionaire Wants to Construct Real Life Jurassic Park With Real Dinosaurs [Updated]

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Remember Dolly the sheep? Dolly was born in 1996 and represented a huge leap in scientific research as the first mammal successfully cloned from adult mammary cells. What if Dolly were a 40 foot long Tyrannosaurus rex? Universal Pictures, we have your script for the Jurassic Park reboot.

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer wants to do more than rebuild the Titanic (he’s actually doing that), he wants to convert his own Palmer Resort into a real-life Jurassic Park, and to do it, he’s begun chatting with the creators of Dolly, biologist Keith Campbell and embryologist Ian Wilmut.

While Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver work away on the screenplay for Jurassic Park 4, a movie that producer Frank Marshall says is coming in 2014, Mr. Palmer wants to bring that idea to life, literally. While Palmer hasn’t directly shared his ideas with the public, a proven source close to him relayed the info to Sunshine Coast Daily, claiming that they want to use dino DNA and cloning to bring the prehistoric creatures to life. According to a spokesperson for Palmer, he’s planning to hold a press conference on Friday and that’s something I’m going to be watching to see if this is truly his plan.

Rumor has it that he’s targeting a wealthy middle-eastern demographic and would fly in employees for their shifts. The source also says he’s very “serious” about it all, which puts a smile on my face, if not for the comedic value of this situation.

  • Good idea: Spending millions on research and technology investment.
  • Bad idea: Thinking you can create and control dinosaurs (also known as “monsters” according to our own Anthony Ocasio).

As Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park said it best: “life finds a way” and there’s zero chance such a park could avoid some major, major issues. For now, let’s look forward to 2016 when the Titanic II sets sail. I hear it’s unsinkable.

This also ended well:

What will Steven Spielberg think of this? Practical effects, right? Real dinosaurs are better than CG ones.

[Update: Palmer denied the claims a on August 1st, staying "It's just a beat-up of a story and untrue. There was never any verification, the journalist never spoke to me."

The editor of The Sunshine Coast Daily replied with the following: "Mr Palmer has changed his tune several times on this project and the people of the Sunshine Coast wait with bated breath to see what the real plans are.

"We've heard of everything from monorails to highrises to cloned dinosaurs. The rumour mill has gone into overdrive and a lot of those rumours are coming from Clive's camp."]

 

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Sources: Sunshine Coast Daily, BBC

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  1. what….

  2. Oh my…LOL

  3. He obviously hasn’t seen the movie…

  4. I left the part out where I think they should weaponize them for real life Dino-Riders.

  5. I would totally go!!!

    …as long as they don’t have an over-weight greedy spy working for them who will shut off the power, and then leave so they can’t get everything back online.

  6. DINO RIDERS!!!!!!!! I am in

  7. Oh my god…

    The guy must be joking.

    But just imagine how awesome that would be.

  8. FOOL!

  9. Must be nice to be a billionaire :)
    While the Jurrrasic Park idea sounds like crazy fun I have to say there is no way in the world I would even step foot on The Titanic 2. No way, no how…
    I would be a nervous wreck everytime the ship rocked. IMO that’s like giving a big middle finger to karma, fate, the sea gods or whatever. I would have a life vest on 24/7. And I was in the Navy and spent months out at sea. :)

  10. Please God let this happen!!! And a real life Dino-Riders would be epic!(I’ve been telling everyone that is a movie that needs to be made.)

    • Same here, friend.

  11. OK.
    Military working on self-aware tech – Skynet *Check
    People trying to weaponize that african zombie drug – 28 days later *Check
    Super collider smashing atoms – The Black Hole *Check
    And NOW this dude wanting to bring back Dinos – Jurassic Park *Check
    Now all we need are scientists to lasso a huge asteroid and pull it towards Earth to end us all.

    • lol

    • Well can we have a Robocop before the asteroid?

  12. If this Billionaire is serious, he should try Extinct Mammals first, is there would be at least some chance of it working.

    Tasmanian Tiger
    Wholly Mammoth
    Dire Wolves
    Sabre-tooth cats

    etc.

    • The biggest problem with that is most of the extinct species in question we don’t have a decent source of usable DNA. The mammoths are closest because we do have complete frozen specimens but the others, no.

      • Yeah, usually animals frozen in ice will still have skin on them. Back in 2005 there was a T-Rex found with soft tissue still in it’s bones. There is a possibility to find DNA from said specimen.

        • That’s news to me. So you are saying the marrow from a 70 mil year old dinosaur survived?

          and here’s the article…..http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur.html

          • you can melt bones in acid to get DNA i dunno much about it, but someone did it to a T rex bone.

  13. This is the kind of article SR puts up on April 1st

    • lol, normally, but even I couldn’t think up this.

  14. Is this like the Taylor Lautner as Leonardo in Ninja Turtles article? Because I’m pretty sure April Fools day is in April.

  15. I think he is doing these two things to actually re-create the films in real life. Makes titanic, gets it to crash into an ice burg while he looks on with binoculars. Creates a dino theme park, lets them loose and watches everyone get owned. o_O

  16. What an idoit. Why waste your money doing stupid stuff like this. Give to charity or something. Better yet, just give me a few thousand to pay some bills

  17. Hammond: When we have control

    Sattler: You never had control, that’s the illusion!

  18. I can’t wait to hear how these monsters are running amok. The kid in me is highly excited by this.

  19. Jurassic Park made the DNA splicing process look easy but nothing could be further from the truth. Fact is, the blood from ancient “amberized” blood suckers will yield so little actual and highly fragmented DNA that using a frog’s to replace the missing strands would most likely yield a frogosaur rather than a dinosaur. Plus its a roulette wheel as to what (if any) DNA you get so they might end up with nothing but hadrosaurs. WAY too many variables and we just don’t have the tech to pull it off atm.

    So all I can say to him is…….goooooood luck!

    Good to know those billions will be spent frivolously instead of being used for something silly like helping to feed and cloth the less fortunate in the world.

    • My guess is that they’ll be frankensteined emus instead of what we think of as dinosaurs. Totally agree on your second point though. :\

  20. Ok so in some instances you should look to movies for wisdom. This would be one of those cases. What kind of idiot would think it would be a good idea to bring back dinosaurs. Oh wait I know some entitled billionaire that thinks he can get away with whatever he wants cause he’s got money. Well go ahead let him do it but make sure he stays there that way when they all escape he will be the first one to be eaten.

  21. God creates dinosaur.
    God destroys dinosaur.
    God creats man.
    Man creates dinosaur.
    Dinosaur destroys man.
    Women inherit the earth.

    • God didn’t create anything. nature created man n most likely nature will destroy man.

      • And once again, an atheist can’t let a joke just be a joke.

      • I’m getting the feeling that you haven’t actually SEEN the movie Jurassic Park. That is one of my favorite lines from the movie.

  22. To run the park he should create a nifty little program called ‘Skynet’

  23. Seeing dinosaurs has been the dream of every kid who watched Jurrasic Park at some point. You can’t deny it.

  24. This guy must be smoking some really good reefer to think he can play God.

  25. The beauty of being an egotistical, exsentric billionaire. You can pretty much do whatever you want. You know he’s trying to run for a seat in Parliment here in Queensland. He’s my boss. It’s quite funny actually.

    • You’d think being an egotistical, eccentric billionaire, he’d become Iron Man instead.

      • +1

  26. Fools….

  27. In the MIDDLE EAST??? Poor dinos will get dehydrated before being showcased for the people…

  28. If it were possible wouldn’t someone have done it already? I hope he succeeds. Most of us may never be able to see them in person but to see one alive in videos would be incredible.

  29. Will it come with a Jeff Goldblum impersonator?