‘Jurassic World’ Takes Over Desolate Amusement Park In New Orleans

The original Jurassic Park took place on Isla Nublar in 1993. Since then, the series moved to Isla Sorna for Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. With the long-awaited fourth installment, Jurassic World, fans will be traveling back to Isla Nublar.

Jurassic World will be directed/written by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and co-written by Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed). It will feature a cast consisting of Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), and B.D. Wong (Jurassic Park).

Current filming for Jurassic World is taking place in Hawaii, but it set to move very shortly. The cast for the movie will be taking over an abandoned Six Flags amusement park.

According to On Location Vacations, a casting call was put out for Executive Producer Steven Spielberg’s Ebb Tide, the working title for Jurassic World:

“Ebb Tide”, a Steven Spielberg film, needs men and women (18yrs-75yrs) who are available to work: 6/6, and 6/9 through 6/13 at Six Flags Park. Pay is $101.50/12 hrs. If you are available for at least 2 of the dates, please email directly to “EbbTide”: your photo, name, email, phone, height and weight to: ebbtidelouisiana@gmail.com. In the subject line, please put: referred by Robin Batherson. If you’ve already registered for “Ebb Tide”, no need to submit again.

The New Orleans Six Flags has been closed since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since it was abandoned, the park has had minimal care, giving it a feel of desolation. As a result, many filmmakers have seen the park as a perfect movie backdrop. Most recently it has been used in films such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

It’s easy to speculate what part the park will play in Jurassic World, but it may not be necessary. Trevorrow recently confirmed several rumors about the plot that were circulating the internet.

Jurassic World is meant to take place 22 years after the original Jurassic Park and has its characters revisiting the mistakes of those that came before them.

“If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly,” said Trevorrow about why people would try to open another Jurassic Park when they were aware of the earlier disaster.

According to SneakPeak he also mentioned that one of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World will be new breed:

“There will be a new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. They want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that [ Jurassic Park author ] Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film.”

Perhaps a brand new “fake” dinosaur has some Jurassic Park fans up in arms, but it’s better than the idea proposed by John Sayles in 2004. He wanted to feature a group of genetically modified soldiers that had been crossed with dinosaurs.

Take note Syfy network. There’s the theme for your next late-night creature feature.

[ Image courtesy of Cinema Blend ]

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