Universal forced to temporarily suspend filming of Jurassic World: Dominion as a precaution after some cast or crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
Bad waking up this morning for Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World: Dominion, with the news of some positivity on the set of the film and, therefore, the temporary suspension of shooting underway in England, just three weeks from the end, as confirmed by the director himself on twitter.
“They all tested negative, but our security protocols include a two-week break. We will be back soon ”.
Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion. All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon. pic.twitter.com/DxuqX9UdgX— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 7, 2020
News that comes a few hours after the announcement of the postponement to June 2022 of the release of the film, so far scheduled for summer 2021.
Universal then intervened with a statement to better explain what happened. “Late last night, we were informed that the production of Jurassic World: Dominion found some COVID-19 positivity on set. Even though subsequent checks came back negative this morning, our strict protocol stipulates to ensure the safety and health of the entire cast and crew, always the most important thing in all circumstances, initially positive people are in self-isolation, so like those who have come into contact with them. Filming is temporarily suspended and will resume in line with safety guidelines ”.
Chris Pratt e Bryce Dallas Howard will return in this sequel, also featuring in the cast of Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, with Colin Trevorrow who resumes his place behind the camera, five years away from Jurassic World, after co-writing in 2018 The destroyed kingdom. The two new sequels to the legendary saga have each grossed over $ 1 billion.