What Blockbuster Flicks Are Filming In New Orleans This Summer?

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – This summer, Hollywood South is heating up with high-budget, highly anticipated blockbuster films.

What do Sofia Vergara, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and dinosaurs all have in common?

They are all in New Orleans filming soon-to-be blockbusters.

Schwarzenegger promised he’d “be back” and “Terminator: Genesis,” which is the 5th Terminator is currently shooting all around The Big Easy.

Another film of Jurassic proportions is “Jurassic World.”  It’s the fourth “Jurassic Park” movie.  It begins filming in June.  Director, Colin Trevorrow is already building hype by teasing fans on his Twitter account.  He recently posted a picture of a costume badge that the dinosaurs veterinarians will be wearing in the flick.

You don’t want to mess with prehistoric creatures or Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara’s star power for that matter.  The lovely actresses just started filming a buddy comedy called, “Don’t Mess with Texas.” Both Vergara and Witherspoon have been posting pictures from the set on their WhoSay and Twitter accounts. See picture HERE

Another comedy currently in production is “American Ultra.”  “Adventureland” stars, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart team up again for the movie which is about a stoner’s past that comes back to haunt him.

Louisiana-made movies span the state.  Heading northwest to Baton Rouge…the new “Fantastic Four aka Henry Street” and “Pitch Perfect 2” both are shooting now.

With all these major movies being made in Hollywood South, it looks like our movie-making capabilities won’t be going extinct.