One of the world’s foremost paleontologists, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) was extremely skeptical eight years ago when he accepted an invitation from industrialist John Hammond. Hoping to gain Grant’s endorsement, Hammond had offered the scientist and several colleagues a preview tour of his company InGen’s latest brainchild, a unique tourist attraction located on Isla Nublar, a remote island located near Costa Rica. Unlike anything the modern world had ever seen, Jurassic Park would allow visitors to interact with genetically engineered dinosaurs.
But for everyone who accompanied Hammond on the fateful trip, the experience quickly turned into a terrifying nightmare as the cloned Velociraptors, T-rexes and other prehistoric creatures claimed the would-be amusement park as their own. Narrowly escaping death, Grant was determined to put the incident behind him. Although personally shaken, his commitment to the study of dinosaurs remained firmly intact.