Date: 14th September 2012

James Cameron nearly directed Jurassic Park

James Cameron has revealed that he was within touching distance of directing Jurassic Park, and had plans to make a "much nastier" version of Michael Crichton’s classic dinosaur story.

To be honest, listening to what Cameron had planned for the film makes us feel as though we dodged a bullet, although it’s interesting to hear what he has to say nonetheless.

"When I saw the film," says Cameron, "I realised that I was not the right person to make the film, Spielberg was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t have been fair."

"Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded from that. His sensibility was right for that film. I’d have gone further, nastier, much nastier."

Source: Press Release