Universal Studios has announced that Jurassic Park IV will be ready for a June 13, 2014 release. Steven Spielberg will be set to produce with Frank Marshall. Mark Protosevich (I am Legend) has completed a script but as of yet it is not known who will direct.
Now here comes the problem. The beauty and fascination of Jurassic Park came from Michael Crichton’s research into genetic cloning. It gave the viewer a chance to dream of living with dinosaurs. At the time of release the possibility of cloning dinosaurs was a feasible idea. However, with new advances in technology, scientists have discovered that DNA has a half-life of 521 years. At this point half of the DNA’s molecular bonds will break. Even at ideal temperatures (-5° C) the half-life of DNA is only about 1.5 million years. Which means as of right now cloning dinosaurs is impossible, however we might still get to see a Wooly Mammoth or Sabre-tooth Tiger.
With that said I am curious as to the direction that the newest installment in the franchise will take. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of the series and am eager to see another, but the possibility of a real life dinosaur exhibit is gone.
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Further reading on Dino DNA – Gizmodo