Film Project Stopped as a Precaution
One of the consequences of the global coronavirus outbreak is that many film projects have been halted in their tracks. It has been announced that filming on “Jurassic World: Dominion”, the third movie in the reprised “Jurassic Park/Jurassic World” film franchise has been postponed until further notice. Everything Dinosaur understands that some filming had taken place in Canada and a set built at Pinewood Studios (London), but all filming has been stopped and a decision as to when production will start again will be taken in a few weeks.
Filming Halted on “Jurassic World: Dominion”
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Filming Commenced on February 25th (2020)
Filming had started in Canada on February 25th (2020). Director Colin Trevorrow confirmed this in a message on his Instagram account. Over recent years, several science fiction/adventure films have been shot in Canada, dubbed “the Hollywood of the north” by some movie insiders.
Jurassic World 3 is just one of several major film and television projects that have had to be suspended due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. The film was due to be released in the United States on June 11th 2021, with a release date in the UK of June 21st. It is not known at this time, whether the postponements will result in a delay in the release in the film.
A Monster Hit!
When “Jurassic World” was released in June 2015, it become the first film in movie history to take more than $500 million USD in its opening weekend. The film went onto gross a total of $1.6 billion USD in box office revenues across the world. The second film in this trilogy “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, released in 2018, was nearly as successful. Although the film received mixed reviews, it went onto gross $1.3 billion USD in box office receipts. Analysts are expecting the third film, which is expected to be the final instalment, “Jurassic World: Dominion”, to continue the financial success story, after all, as a team member from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“People just love dinosaurs”.
“Jurassic World: Dominion” sees a number of the original actors and actresses in the “Jurassic Park” film of 1993 reprising their roles. Steven Spielberg is expected to continue his role as executive producer. Dinosaur fans and movie goers may have to wait just a little bit longer to see the final film.