The final installment of the Jurassic World trilogy gets the green light to resume filming under stringent safety conditions
Although filming had to be halted a mere four weeks into the shoot due to Covid-19, the resumption of shooting on the sixth film in the ‘Jurassic’ franchise from Universal, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion‘, has been penciled in for July 6th. The filming is scheduled to resume at Pinewood Studios near London after a two-week pre-production period which starts next week. The stars of the film, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard among others, are due to fly in and start filming again after they have completed the required two week quarantine period. There will be a considerable $5million worth of safety protocols put into action to prevent any possible case of the Coronavirus from spreading throughout the cast and crew. This extensive safety protocol will be more stringent than the UK law or even the US law requires and Universal is going all out to maintain the health and safety of all of its workers.
Jurassic World: Dominion started shooting in the city of Merritt, British Columbia. It has venues in England, Hawaii and Malta planned into the schedule including some night shoots in Minley Woods in England. Pinewood already had sets built for the film before the lockdown bit and these are ready to go whenever the studio needs them. One reason why Universal is desperate to get the film back into production at Pinewood is that the studio is charging Universal holding fees for the sets and any further delay will incur a further financial outlay, pushing the production budget higher than originally planned.
The film still has its eyes set on its announced release date of June 11th, 2021 but we must take this date with a pinch of salt now as we come out of lockdown. It is reasonable to assume that the film will possibly be pushed back until later in 2021 or even to Summer 2022 as it isn’t a given that all the shooting, reshoots, and special effects will be completed and ready after the delays the film industry has suffered.
‘Jurassic World; Dominion‘ stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Omar Sy, Justice Smith, Jake Johnson, Daniella Pineda, DeWanda Wise, Dichen Lachman, and Mamoudou Athie. It is directed by Colin Trevorrow based on a screenplay by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael based on an idea from Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment collaborate on the film with Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg on executive production duties with Frank Marshall, Sara Scott, and Pat Crowley producing.
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