Originally Posted by SeanJP
I know I probably sound like a retard but what was the original script for the 3rd movie?
Originally Posted by TheHandyking
I think it was something with Dr. Grant living on Sorna
From what I have heard, the movie's premise would have been that Pteranodons attack the mainland, so an expedition is sent to investagate the escaped animals and Isla Sorna... and it was Spielberg's original idea that Grant should be living IN A TREE in Isla Sorna.
The bird-cage sequence would have been extended.
I'llt try to find a source on that, but that script idea would explain one of the original posters on the JPIII DVD, it said 'Outbreak: Jurassic Park'.
But I have never heard of the 'teenagers on the island' idea, but there must have been a gazillion sciptments and scripts.
EDIT: okay, as it turns out, my source was simply wikipedia which quoted the JPIII DVD (?) and a think a Box Office Mojo article.
"The third film was greenlit in August 1999 and was based on a story by Steven Spielberg, featuring Alan Grant after having lived in a tree on one of the islands and studied the dinosaur population. Johnston never had any concrete concept for the third installment, other than stating the film would be "more stand-alone" and feature a lot of flying reptiles.
New writers were brought in to scribe a story involving Pteranodon escaping from Site B and causing a rash of mysterious killings on the mainland, which was to be investigated by Alan Grant and a number of other characters including wealthy Paul Roby and his teenage son Miles, Paul's love interest, Billy Brennan, a naturalist named Simone, and a tough Military Attache. Grant's group was to track the Pterosaurs back to Site B and crash on the island, while a parallel investigation was carried out on the mainland. Supposedly, the aviary sequence and laboratory set piece were much longer and more complex, including raptors stealthily entering the hatchery while the team spent the night. Sets, costumes, and props were built for this version, before Johnston threw out the completed script five weeks before filming in order to pursue the "rescue mission" plot, which was suggested by David Koepp."