Last week a name change was made official for the new hybrid dinosaur in director Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming “Jurassic World.” Dubbed Indominus Rex, which translates to Untamable or Fierce King, the dinosaur will be a genetic cross between a Tyrannosaurus Rex, velociraptor, a cuttlefish and a death adder. This definitely sounds like a strange and dangerous beast, but there seems to be more.
Now a source close to production has leaked some key information about the new dinosaur. It seems the Indominus Rex will have human genes spliced into its DNA as well. For what purpose? Apparently, the scientists at ‘Jurassic World’ want to add problem-solving intelligence to their pet monster. So, who’s DNA was used for the experiment? You’ll have to wait to watch the movie to find out.
Years ago a similar idea was floated by filmmaker John Sayles (“Eight Men Out,” “The Spiderwick Chronicles.”) He wrote a script for “Jurassic Park IV,” which featured genetically engineered human-dinosaur hybrids that were smart gun-toting mercenaries. The script was leaked online and killed by outraged and screaming fans. There was some concept art created for the project, but that was as far as it got. Check it out!
Other surprises are in store for fans, so check out the new trailer which will debut during the Superbowl on Sunday, February 1st.
Here’s the synopsis for “Jurassic World.”
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993,) Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by the late John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
“Jurassic World” is scheduled to be released in 3D on June 12th. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Eddie J. Fernandez, Brian Tee, Matty Cardarople, Divine Prince Ty Emmecca, Andy Buckley, Chloe Perrin, Christopher Heskey, Gary Weeks, Benjamin Wood, John L. Armijo, Justin Lebrun, James DuMont, Eric Edelstein, Rebecca Chulew, Lizeth Hutchings, Isaac Keys, Timothy Eulich, Kina Dach’e Bullock, Courtney James Clark, Wendy Clarice Jordan, Tom Bui, Rob Fuller, Bomber Hurley-Smith, Joy Kate Lawson, Alan D. Purwin, Anthony Ramsey, Cody Daniel, Jerome Andries, Kyla Burke, Michael Gertsen, Mike R. Moreau and Rhonda Laizer. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote an early version of the screenplay, while Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly wrote the current screenplay based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, while Universal executives Peter Cramer and Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio. Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) directs.