Jurassic June? More like Jurassic July. At least that’s what it feels like with the sudden influx of fun news, and cool scoops! We’ve recently learned that fifth Jurassic Park film will operate out of London under the name ‘Ancient Futures’, and will also shoot in Hawaii. This morning we can add a third locale to the list: Wales.
Wales, part of Great Britain, is known for it’s stunningly beautiful yet rugged terrain. It’s no wonder why any movie would want to film there, especially one featuring majestic and terrifying dinosaurs. However, the picturesque landscape may not be part of the equation at all. Wales is also home to its own Pinewood Studios lot.
Pinewood Studio Wales includes:
- 70,000 sq ft of shooting space, including 2 stages at 20,000 sq ft each and an additional 30,000 sq ft of shooting floor
- 70,000 sq ft of mixed use production space, including production accommodation and modern, flexible offices and amenities
- Close proximity to Cardiff and a variety of stunning locations
We discovered Wales as one of the locations by doing some research into ‘Ancient Futures’, the Limited Company the sequel is operating from, and saw that it is registered to operate there alongside England. While I personally think this only means they’re utilizing the Pinewood Studio, I would love if they shot in the gorgeous countryside as well. As previously discussed in our Hawaii article, there is a lot of evidence suggesting the film will feature an all new fictional setting, and as such should call for shooting in a fresh locale not yet in previous films.
Jurassic World 2 releases June 22, 2018 and begins production early next year. So far only Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are confirmed as returning, but stay tuned as cast announcements are surely around the corner.