James Cameron says his version of ‘Jurassic Park’ would have been ‘nastier’ and ‘not for kids’
The famous Sci-Fi director James Cameron confessed that he had his eyes set on another science fiction franchise: Jurassic Park. The “Avatar” director admits that it would have been “nastier” and “not for kids,” therefore praises Steven Spielberg as the best man for the job.
In speaking to the Huffington Post on Tuesday at the Titanic Museum in Belfast, Cameron confessed to trying to win the director’s chair for “Jurassic Park.” He added his different view on dinosaurs.
“But when I saw the film, I realized that I was not the right person to make the film, he was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t have been fair.”
“Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds,” Cameron added. “We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded for that. His sensibility was right for that film, I’d have gone further, nastier, much nastier.”
Fans may be surprised to learn how close a Cameron directed “Jurassic Park” was to reality.
“I tried to buy the book rights and he beat me to it by a few hours.”
The director made making his first trip to Belfast and spoke about the heroism of the engineers aboard the sinking Titanic after reading a commissioned US Navy report.
“We found we couldn’t replicate the sinking of the ship, without it rolling either one way or the other, and concluded that it must have been human intervention that led it to sinking straight downwards. That was the engineers on the ship, who sacrificed their lives, moving water around to stop it listing, which meant the lifeboats could be lowered, so they saved hundreds of lives.”
Cameron told fans this Spring that he is one hundred percent focused on developing two to three sequels to the blockbuster “Avatar,” which begin arriving in theaters in 2014.