Our brothers in arms over at JoBlo.com have received some very intriguing intel regarding the plot of JURASSIC PARK 4. The source is apparently reliable, so this could be what the sequel (now set for a 2015 release) is about.
Here it is, straight from the source:
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 a 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.
Does this remind anyone else of JAWS 3D? (Ever so slightly...)
I'm actually fully down with the "operational theme park" angle; it's about damn time we actually saw the park populated with people, the way it was always intended. Not entirely on board with the idea of using the T-Rex and velociraptor to combat the new dinosaur (which was rumored a few months ago), but we have to wait and see if this indeed turns out to be accurate.
We'll pass long more info on JP4 as it comes in...