The shooting of Jurassic World: Dominion has been halted for two weeks after several production members tested positive for Covid-19, announced film director Collin Trevorrow on Twitter.
“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,” Trevorrow wrote on Twitter late on Wednesday night.
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
He, however, did not reveal whether cast or crew members had been affected and stayed silent on how many tested positive with the virus.
The announcement comes as a second blow for the film’s team after producers Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment pushed the release to June 10 2022, from June 2021, because of the uncertainties over a theatrical release amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“For the past three months, I’ve worked with an extraordinary cast and crew on a film we can’t wait to share with the world. Even though we’ll have to wait a bit longer, it will all be worth it. Let’s stay healthy and take care of each other until then,” Trevorrow added on Twitter.
The filming of Jurassic World: Dominion was halted in March, when the pandemic broke out, but had resumed in the United Kingdom from July amid strict health and safety protocols. The third film of the Jurassic World series will see actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles as Owen and Claire, respectively. The film will also feature original cast of the 1993 hit Jurassic Park– Laura Dern (as Ellie Satler), Jeff Goldblum (as Ian Malcolm) and Sam Neill (as Alan Grant).
In September, shooting of The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, was halted after lead actor Robert Pattinson tested positive for Covid-19. The filming resumed later in the month, after Pattinson made a full recovery.