The "Avatar" director let that bomb drop during a conversation with Huffington Post at an event at the recently-opened Titanic Museum in Belfast. Apparently Spielberg had purchased the rights to "Jurassic Park" only hours before Cameron tried to, meaning he had the daunting task of bringing Michael Crichton's novel to the big screen.
The rest, as they say, is history, but we couldn't resist listing off some of the ways Cameron's take on the story would have made the movie very, very different.
It Would Have Been A Monster Movie
Had Cameron nabbed the rights to "Jurassic Park" before Spielberg, he planned to approach the project a bit differently. In fact, his adaptation would have been "'Aliens' with dinosaurs" and, as he noted, "that wouldn't have been fair. »
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