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New Location for Jurassic World Is Delightfully Creepy

Semi dinospoilers inside.


A casting notice has revealed that Jurassic World may be shooting in a location worthy of its totally bonkers-sounding plot: the abandoned Six Flags New Orleans. If the movie Gods are trying to distract us from lack of Jeff Goldblum, it’s almost working.

CinemaBlend reports that this casting notice for a “Steven Spielberg” movie is instead for Trevorrow’s new addition to the Jurassic franchise:

“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.

Popular conjecture  is that, given neither of the untitled Spielberg projects are ready to begin shooting, chances are it’ll be World setting up shop in the big easy for the next eleven weeks. I hope the rumors are true—an amusement park being slowly reclaimed by nature would definitely compliment the themes of that batshit plot director Colin Trevorrow both confirmed and denied.


The abandoned park has attracted urban explorers, photographers, and Hollywood since it was shut down due to Hurricane damage in 2011. You might recognize it from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes or Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, although considering Trevorrow says World will be set in a fully-functional Jurassic Park, the Six Flags might need to be slightly de-creepified for this shoot.

CinemaBlend reports that other studios are in talks to lease out the land for more productions, which is a huge boon to the local economy (and struggling actors willing to co-star with dinosaurs to earn their rent). Here’s hoping the rumors are true and that Jurassic World can film on the mainland without too many leaked spoilers. I’m going to need some surprises if I’m holding on to my butt.


Scary, even without raptors.

(via Uproxx and CinemaBlend, images via Rande Archer)

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