The “Jurassic Park” series has always been a cash cow, and for that reason, it seems like there has always been an ongoing attempt to bring it back to the screen for a fourth iteration. Scripts for a new entry have come and gone without ever seeing the light of day outside some production meetings, but one got further along than we ever knew.
In 2005, “The Departed” writer William Monahan and John Sayles collaborated on a script for “Jurassic Park 4″ that involved DNA experiments gone awry. These tests resulted in monstrous human-dino hybrids that—well, what else?—break free and cause chaos. But these hybrids didn’t get the intellect of the dinosaurs. They were intelligent enough to fire guns and problem-solve.
The idea didn’t make it too far, but it did generate some concept art from ILM designer Carlos Huante. The mock-ups are perhaps the most interesting aspect of this story and show what could have been.
Check out some of the concept art (via Reddit) after the jump!
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