Hold on to your butts! We’ve just learned (via a now deleted Twitter post) that Jurassic World 2 (under the working title ‘Ancient Futures’) will begin filming this Thursday (February 23rd, 2017) at the Langley Business Centre! The business center that will be home to filming is situated in Slough, a large town in Berkshire, England which is about 20 miles away from London. The owners of businesses in the center were sent letters from the production, preparing them for the upcoming filming – take a look below!
Filming appears to be for 1 day only – however the letter says 11 more days are planned in the same location on to-be-determined dates in the future. It sounds like it will be a more simple, abbreviated shoot, with no mention of prep work – simply some larger vehicles showing up on-site Wednesday, the 22nd. Also of note, the letter confirms filming will continue well into June, and is not ending at the start of the month.
The fact that this is filming for only one day, only to later resume filming at the same location sometime in the future is a curious affair. Normally, the locations needs will be shot all at once, to minimize travel and setup complications. That fact that they are isolating a 1 day shoot in a location they plan to later return to must be for a good reason, and perhaps the reason is the talent and content involved. If a key actor needed to film some early scenes, which were to be referenced throughout the rest of the shoot, it may be important to lock them in first. However, if the actors schedule was tight and they had other commitments, they may need to split the shoot like so. It may just be wishful thinking on my part, but the name ‘Jeff Goldblum’ keeps sounding off in my head…
This news is incredibly exciting – Jurassic World 2 aka Jurassic Park 5 is finally about to start filming! Will the production share photos or videos from the first day of shooting, and will we finally get the official title of the upcoming sequel? I’m not holding my breath, but I am still hopeful, and fully expect some images to surface from the shoot! Until then, let’s all admire how cool the working title ‘Ancient Futures’ looks on the letterhead!