A few months back I was rewatching Steven Spielberg’s first Jurassic Park film and marveling at how the groundbreaking computer generated visual effects for the film still hold up extraordinarily well, even with two decades of advancement in the field. The science of dinosaurs seen in Jurassic Park has not held up so much as over the past two decades new evidence has come forward that renders the depictions of the giant thunder lizards in the film trilogy rather obsolete.
But with work well under way on a new Jurassic Park film, one has to wonder if the 2007 discovery that velociraptors were probably covered in feathers will be reflected in the final product. Well, JP4 director Colin Treverrow was asked just that question on Twitter and replied –
No feathers. #JP4
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 20, 2013
Of course, that set of a bit of a discussion (followable if you click through to twitter) about whether this was a good idea or not, while one person delivered up a work around for the movie by noting that the first film did state that the Park scientists used some frog DNA to plug in the gaps in the dino DNA and that one of those gaps could have been where the feathers DNA was. Works for me.
Jurassic Park IV is currently scheduled for a 13 June 2014 release.
Via Bleeding Cool.