Back in 2001, it was reported that Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston (who had directed Jurassic Park III) were working on ideas for a fourth movie in the series. Some rumours had it that Sam Neill and Jeff Goldbum were set to return as Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm, and would see them lead an expedition team on another island. Keira Knightly was also signed on at one point, but she was written out in later drafts.
Eventually in 2007, Aint It Cool news wrote a review of a leaked script they got their hands on, which surrounded the idea that InGen were now mixing the DNA or humans, raptors and dogs to create human-dino hybrids. Yep. And they had guns too.
As we all now know, Jurassic Park IV was scrapped and replaced with last year’s mega blockbuster Jurassic World. However artist Carlos Huante (Men in Black) has shared some of his concept designs for the movie – including Raptorman.
Check them out below:
Here’s an image from an approximately 14 year old, failed version of Jp4….
Here’s one more raptorman
A photo posted by Carlos Huante (@galleryanatom) on
So… what do we think? It’s interesting to note that Jurassic World kept on the ideas of using dinosaurs as weapons, and hybrid dinosaurs.