Jurassic World to film in an abandoned New Orleans theme Park – and needs extras

After filming in Honolulu Zoo, cast and crew will move to the US to shoot scenes for the dinosaur theme park, to double as Isla Nublar in the movie


[Spoilers alert] Believed to be filming under the pseudonym Ebb Tide, the Jurassic World production is set to move from Hawaii to Louisiana, and the old abandoned Six Flags New Orleans theme park.


This deserted theme park closed ahead of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but the eerie place is now used by film companies looking for an atmospheric setting. It may look familiar if you’ve seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, or Killer Joe.


Director Colin Trevorrow recently confirmed that Jurassic World will take place 22 years after Jurassic Park. “If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly,” explained Trevorrow on why someone would build another dinosaur park, in conversation with Slash Film.

He explained that Jurassic World will include a new dinosaur park on Isla Nublar, which sees 20,000 visitors every day. The only way to get there is via ferry from Costa Rica, and it has hotels, restaurants, a golf course, and, of course, real dinosaurs. “It’s the realisation of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there,” said Trevorrow.

Jurassic World is set to play on our relationship with technology and science, and how we now take these amazing feats for granted in the 21st century. “We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass,” Trevorrow said.

Filming will take place for approximately 11 weeks in the New Orleans area and the production is looking for extras (men and women between 18-75 years old). To get involved see here. The movie is set to be released in June 2015.


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