Universal is altering plans for Jurassic World: Dominion due to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus.
The film studio will not send the film's first unit crew to Malta for a planned shoot, reducing the production excursion to a second unit shoot. The islands of Malta are suffering from a new coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, earlier this month, reports came in that four members of the Jurassic World: Dominion tested positive for coronavirus, leaving many who were with them in isolation.
“Jurassic World: Dominion will have a significant presence in Malta with a second unit crew filming there from late August through September,” said a Universal spokesperson. “Working very cautiously as we have done throughout this production, the first unit will no longer be filming in Malta to keep its presence on the ground to a minimum. We would like to thank the Government of Malta and the Film Commission for all their support and we look forward to a successful shoot in this beautiful country.
The film previously halted production due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jeff goldblum, one of the returning protagonists from the original film Jurassic Park (1993), explained the precautions the studio is taking to keep actors from Jurassic World: Dominion safe now that filming has resumed at Pinewood Studios in London.
“We are heading, in about a week and a half, to England, where there are plenty of protocols,” Goldblum explained. “We are going to be very safe, I think. And we're going to shoot Jurassic World: Dominion… They gave us 109 pages. They invested all their heart and soul, and a lot of money, to make sure we are safe. I won't bore you with the details, but we're all going to be quarantined in some kind of bubble, the entire crew and the entire cast. And the tests and everything… We know it's a risky moment, but I feel like it's good. Sam Neill is there and Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard. Colin Trevorrow is directing and there will be some dinosaurs. “
In an interview, the director of Jurassic World: Dominion Colin trevorrow stated: “For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown. The filming schedule really worked in our favor. The first four weeks we filmed were mostly sequences with dinosaurs. That allowed us to have an edge on visual effects and work with some of the newer elements without the pressure of an impending deadline… I'm sure our guidelines will keep us safe. The difficult part will be building an environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras film, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the film. That may take some practice. “
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