Seriously, I’m buying my tickets now.
The Times-Picayune of Greater New Orleans is reporting that the production of Jurassic World is holding open casting calls for thousands of paid extras in the New Orleans area. After completing an initial shoot in Hawaii, the filmmakers will head to another could-reasonably-stand-in-for-a-jungle climate and flim some old fashioned dinosaur carnage for eleven weeks of Southern summer. The casting call, asking for men, women, and families, with a focus on military service members, is under the name Ebb Tide, known to be the working title of the film during preproduction.
And speaking of casting news, Jake Johnson, late of New Girl, and 21 Jump Street, has joined a cast that now includes (but is not limited to) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Omar Sy.
I think we might be looking at a Jurassic Park film that takes place in a fully functional and populated island resort, combining the amusement park locale of Jurassic Park with the screaming crowds of innocents of The Lost World. Not too shabby of an idea, if you ask me.