The Jurassic Park trilogy sparked the imagination of an entire generation. With more realistic special effects than ever before, Stephen Spielberg took his audience on an adventure through a world where humans could walk with dinosaurs who have been extinct for 65 million years. However, humans did more running and screaming than they did walking.
The highly anticipated follow up to the famous series, Jurassic World, is set to be released this weekend and according to Stephen Murray CCMP Capital it will have a box office opening of 165 million. A movie that introduces Jurassic fans to a new breed of dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, a terrifying hybrid that is even bigger and stronger than his ancestor, the Tyrannosaurs Rex.
The first three films in the Jurassic Park theory was based on the idea that dinosaurs could be created by using preserved dino DNA, an implausible, if not impossible feat for genetic scientists. However, Dr. Jack Horner claims the upcoming film contains a more realistic approach to genetic science.
According to Horner, who has served as an adviser on all four films, the I-Rex is a theoretical possibility using today’s knowledge of genetics. In other words, it’s possible that scientists could create a entirely new breed of dinosaur by manipulating and mixing DNA we actually have access to. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldbloom in the first three films, warned against this type of genetic manipulation and maybe modern day scientists should heed his advice to avoid a real life Jurassic Park disaster.