What would Jurassic World have looked like had it been released in 1978? A new fan-made trailer answers that question. And it's pretty cool. Had this thriller about a vacation resort catering to man-made dinosaurs actually been released over thirty years ago, it would surely be remembered as a cult classic. Thanks to enterprising Youtube user ChiefBrodyRules, we get just a taste of what the past could have been like. Though, how it would have changed the course of genre films in the years to follow is something we can only imagine.
The plot of Jurassic World 1978 stays pretty close to the one we got this past summer. Science has found a way to make extinction a thing of the past. Tourists are welcomed to Jurassic World by the yacht-full. It is the most advanced amusement park in the entire world. They have made living biological attractions so astounding, it has captured the imagination of the entire planet! Jurassic World 1978 is a place where nothing can possibly go wrong...Or can it?
As ChiefBrodyRules explains it, the cast of characters in Jurassic World 1978 are not based on anyone in the series. Just inspired by them. The film star Michael Caine as the head of security. He is a man who has foreseen the downfall of the park. Raquel Welch is a Mosasaurus handler that falls in love with Michael Caine. Richard Pryor co-stars as a guest who helps Michael Caine to get the people out of the park. And Charlton Heston is the scientist who brought back the dinosaurs and is second in command at the park. Why did ChiefBrodyRules make this trailer for Jurassic World 1978? The budding filmmaker, who obviously is stuck in the plaid and polyester of the past, explains.
"Huge fan of the Jurassic Park series. I loved Jurassic World. It reminded me of 70s disaster movies and I thought I would try to do a "What if Jurassic World was made in the 70's?" video. I thought it would be easy but it's taken 17 weeks to make this video. LOL It was difficult, but I had a lot of fun making it. Shout out to Oliver Harper, Duncan Casey and Richard Jackson for inspiring some of this!"
ChiefBrodyRules used over forty existing movies to bring this vintage trailer screaming to life. You'll not only notice scenes stolen from the original 1993 Jurassic Park, but other notable moments are culled from Jaws, Westworld and Logan's Run to make this fun 'what if?' possible. To see the entire list of films used in the trailer: click here. At the moment, Jurassic World stands as the biggest movie of 2015. It earned $651.2 million in the states, going onto pull in over $1.6 million worldwide. Jurassic World 2 is already set for release in June 2018. That's awhile to wait. While we pass the time, why not head back to Jurassic World for a taste of what could have been!