James Cameron Almost Directed ‘Jurassic Park’
It appears as though the only information that comes out of James Cameron’s mouth nowadays either revolves around the amount of Avatar sequels that he hopes to create or the impending bankruptcy of his 3D company, Digital Domain Media Group Inc.
But now he’s decided to take a trip down memory lane, revealing that he was immensely close to directing Jurassic Park and that his version of Michael Crichton’s terrifically scary dinosaur tale would have been “much nastier”.
“When I saw the film,” Cameron revealed, “I realized that I was not the right person to make the film, [Spielberg] was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been Aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t have been fair.”
Cameron then went on to explain that “Dinosaurs are for 8-year olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded from that. His sensibility was right for that film. I’d have gone further, nastier, much nastier.”
Of course, his words can only make you imagine what kind of Jurassic Park that the Aliens and Terminator director would have created. It would have been pretty damn gruesome that’s for sure and might have made for a more R-rated piece, which would have been fine as long as Jeff Goldblum still had his starring role.
Cameron also revealed that he “enjoyed” Prometheus and that he saw it as “Ridley Scott returning to science fiction with gusto” but still found room to admit that there were a few things he would have done differently. Like a coherent plot, probably.