17 September 2012 11:49 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

James Cameron’s been in the news ad nauseum for his Avatar sequels (he’s planning a 2nd, 3rd and 4th installment…), and in a recent interview, Cameron provided an interesting “what if?” Apparently, Steven Spielberg beat out Cameron for the rights to Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park “by a few hours.”

If Cameron had directed the film, he described that he would “…have gone further…Nastier, much nastier… [M]ine would have been ‘Aliens’ with dinosaurs.“ Why is he bringing this up now, almost 20 years after the release of Jurassic Park? Ego and attention-seeking spring to mind, but, to his credit, he did admit that Spielberg was the right man for job. Cameron: “[W]hen I saw the film…I realized that I was not the right person to make the film, he was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids… Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, »


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