Circulating on message boards over the past day, via a Reddit user, but brought to our attention by Badass Digest (credit city!) are a series of absolutely shocking concept art and sculpts from the previous incarnation of Jurassic Park IV. You know, the dumb idea about “genetically engineered human-dinosaur hybrids that were super smart gun-toting mercenaries”? The script was penned by John Sayles, and AICN‘s review of the screenplay (thankfully) sent it back into the depths of development hell. Yeah, that one.
Leaked onto the wonderful Interwebs are a series of concept art created by artist Carlos Huant, along with completely idiotic ILM sculpts. As the site suggests, some of the work looks like a lot like the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man. This is bad.
I can only wonder if Steven Spielberg was involved with the project at this point. While one of the greatest directors of all time, he is the guy solely responsible for the CGI demon at the end of the brilliant Paranormal Activity. Maybe he thought military designed hybrid dinosaurs were a cool idea? It’s hard to scoff so blatantly hard when we’ve all seen the Transformers movies – although, they were always alien robots that turned into cars. Dinosaurs, well, they’re fucking dinosaurs! What the hell was Universal thinking?!