The upcoming blockbuster ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ resumes filming amidst Coronavirus
By Trent Sell
“Jurassic World: Dominion” will resume filming and production on July 6, in the United Kingdom.
Big budget sequel halted due to COVID-19
The production of the 3rd sequel in the “Jurassic World” series came to a halt in March of 2020. As the Coronavirus spread across the entire globe, the economy dropped to a standstill. As a result, many major films and productions were put on pause, including “Jurassic World: Dominion.” The production was only 4 weeks into their 20-week long stint when they had to shut production down.
The production company behind the film, Universal Pictures, is starting pre-production again this week. To ensure the safety of the cast and crew, extensive safety measures are being implemented on set. In order to keep Pinewood Studios free from the COVID-19, estimates of $5 million worth of safety precautions are being put in place.
Those big bills will fund extra safety measures including temperature checks, testing, and cleaning. According to Deadline, who first released the news, the film requires anyone who is not acting in the scene to wear masks. In addition, a private medical facility will support the health and well being of the production team.
“Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,” the Universal production executive told Deadline.
The executive also made the following statement regarding the safety of the actors and crew.
“We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment. Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety. We will take direction from our medical team, but we’re confident that with the staggered scheduling and zones of talent and crew, along with a system of contact tracing, we can move forward with limited delay in production.”