While it took 14 years following the disappointing reception of Jurassic Park 3 before we got a new dino-filled movie with last year’s Jurassic World, plans for Jurassic Park 4 were actually underway as soon as the third film opened in theaters back in 2001.
Carlos Huante, who is a professional creature designer and worked on movies such as Men in Black and Prometheus, took to his Instagram to reveal some never-before-seen concept art for an abandoned version of Jurassic Park 4 (from around 2001) on which he was working with director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), and let’s just say, it looks like some of the ideas for this movie seemed were pretty much “out there.”
The creature you’ll see below is a human-dinosaur hybrid Huante calls a raptorman, and you can see the creature would also have had some kind of mechanized, metal arm. Yep. Apparently, rumor goes that as soon as Steven Spielberg saw the concept art, he insisted everyone go back to the drawing board, sending the project (and the franchise) into a long-term development hell. Have a look:
There you have it. What do you think of the raptorman? Do you wish Jurassic Park 4 would have seen the light of day, or are you glad the movie was shelved?