Jurassic World shooting in an abandoned amusement park
Ron Seifried | On 11, Jun 2014
Currently shooting in New Orleans is the fourth installment of the failed dinosaur petting zoo franchise of Jurassic Park, but looking at the location pics and video over at Sploid gives one hope that this will make us forget the screams of Tea Leoni in the third film.
Set 22 years after the events of the first film, director Colin Trevorrow and his crew has selected a stunning abandoned Six Flags amusement park that survived a potential demolition in 2011 to now host an eclectic group of dino monsters. Shooting is taking place between June 9 through the 13th, leaving me to speculate about 10 minutes of potential screen-time.
The theme park/safari/zoo in the new movie is fully functional park on Isla Nublar that sees 20,000 daily visitors according to Trevorrow. One new crossbreed dinosaur, created under a corporate mandate, will have more teeth,bigger and louder. Slashfilm has an spoiler-filled exclusive, in depth interview with the director.
The question remains if the park will remain run down or will be an active family friendly getaway overrun with T-Rex’s and Velociraptors, but a local casting call is seeking men and women between the ages of 18-75. You can bet Universal will be tying in a new theme park ride with the film and park.
Based on Michael Crichton’s original novel, Jurassic World opens on July 20, 2015 with an entirely new cast including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins and BD Wong.