Since the Jurassic Park film’s release, scientist from the film, have opened up about the possibility of real dinosaurs eventually being recreated.

Jurassic Park is a movie that has inspired fans for years, spawning a hugely lucrative franchise that is going strong to this day. Released in 1993, Jurassic Park is based on the novel by science fiction writer Michael Crichton and starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Richard Attenborough in the leading roles.

Although Jurassic Park is a fictional film, there is a strong scientific undertone to the plot, and many fans, after watching the film, began to wonder if the events portrayed in the movie could actually someday occur. In the years since the film’s release, some scientists, including the one who inspired Sam Neill’s character in the film, have opened up about the possibility of real dinosaurs eventually being recreated.

What is ‘Jurassic Park’ about?

Jurassic Park tells the story of an eccentric, wealthy businessman named John Hammond, who decides to build the world’s greatest theme park. Hammond’s theme park is built on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, and features a wildlife park of dinosaurs, who are designed and built from DNA sequencing, obtained from prehistoric mosquitos trapped in amber.

To sign off on his park, Hammond flies in a paleontologist, a mathematician, and a paleobotanist, as well as a lawyer, and Hammond’s two grandchildren, determined to experience a fun holiday. However, things quickly start to go wrong, and the dinosaurs slowly begin to take over the park, putting every human on the island in jeopardy.

The film not only featured a gripping storyline but incredible special effects, including life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and groundbreaking CGI imagery. When it was released, it quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and the years have done nothing to dim its appeal.

Sam Neill’s character was based on Dr. Jack Horner

Steven Spielberg, the creative force behind the Jurassic Park movie, spared no expense when it came to creating a magical movie experience. He wanted the dinosaurs to be as realistic as possible, so he hired a team of real scientists and paleontologists to have on staff as consultants.

One of the consultants for the film, and reportedly the man that Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant was based on, was paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner. Horner worked not only on the original Jurassic Park film but on many of the other films in the franchise, including Jurassic Park III.

Originally published at Cheat sheet