‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Eyeing July to Resume Filming

The production for the sixth Jurassic film, Jurassic World: Dominion has been suspended since March 14th due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but could there finally be a light at the end of the tunnel?

In an interview with Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World: Dominion actor Sam Neill, The Guardian reports that the “hope” is that filming can resume this upcoming July.

The actor and his latest team of Jurassic co-stars were due to start filming in England on Jurassic World III this month, until the pandemic struck, but he said there is still hope that some work can resume in July.

It should be noted that while they’re targeting a July start date, the entire situation remains fluid and unique – meaning further delays may occur to better protect the health and safety of cast and crew, and to fully realize the original vision of the film.

The film still holds it’s June 11, 2021 release date but it remains to be seen if that date will stick. It is likely a short pause of filming could have been handled, but a July re-start will be almost a four month delay. Though it should be noted that Universal Pictures has staked out claim for June 10, 2022 for an “Untitled Universal Event Film”, which very well may be the latest Jurassic Park films new home.

What are your thoughts on filming possibly resuming for Jurassic World: Dominion in July? Do you think that is too soon, or could it even be earlier?Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: The Guardian

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Will Not Be the End; Start of a ‘New Era’

In perhaps one of the least surprising, but still reassuring to hear confirmations yet, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ will not mark the end of the Jurassic Park saga. While speaking to Collider, producer Frank Marshall had the following to say about Dominion’s place in the story as a whole:

“No [it’s not the conclusion of the franchise]. It’s the start of a new era. The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.”

This isn’t all that surprising, given the end of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and the overall commercial success of the franchise. The dinosaurs are free within the world, and as Eli Mills said: you can’t put it back in the box. The possibilities are limitless now, and with things like a live action series in development at Amblin TV plus director Colin Trevorrow alluding to more films after JW3 in the past, the writing was on the wall.

We’re excited to see where the future of the franchise brings us, especially with possibilities of new writers and directors bringing their own unique styles and ideas to story as it further evolves. Until then, we have ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, which is expected to resume filming in London shortly after all the proper COVID19 safety protocols are put into place, and schedules are realigned. While ‘Dominion’ may not be the end, we expect it to wrap up the stories of Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, Ian Malcolm, Claire Dearing, and Owen Grady – the final chaotic turning point of events set into motion after John Hammond brought his dream into reality with Jurassic Park. As for who will lead the future films, we fully expect entirely new faces and stories, but occasional cameos aren’t out of the question.

What do you want to see from the future of Jurassic Park, and what writers or directors would you like to see lead the story forward? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Collider

Sam Neill Suggests Moving ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Production Down Under Amid Pandemic Delays

Legendary actor Sam Neill, who will be returning as famous paleontologist Alan Grant in Jurassic World Dominion, has floated the idea of moving production to Australia or New Zealand to get things back up and running sooner. In an interview with an Australian radio show (Fitzy and Wippa on Nova), Neill revealed Dominion had finished two weeks of shooting before the coronavirus pandemic halted filming. As he put it, the cast and crew are “in the fridge now” waiting for production to resume.

Neill said he was supposed to be filming his parts for the movie in London, firstly at Pinewood Studios, but flew home to New Zealand as soon as things started shutting down. Not wanting to stay down for long, he remarked, “I’d like to think that maybe we can start or restart in this part of the world.” With the tenuous situation in the UK at the moment, Neill “reckons New Zealand or Australia would be the place to bring it” so filming could start back up sooner.

A move down under for Jurassic World Dominion would shake up production quite a bit for the movie. I think one thing is clear, Jurassic World Dominion should not be rushed. Fans want a good movie, not one that rushes to theaters as quickly as possible. Especially in a time where movies have been delayed for months, a move like that from Universal would simply come off as a cheap cash grab ploy.

Dominion was shut-down mid production, halting the sculpting and designing of dinosaurs, creations of animatronics, and creation of complex props and sets. Dominion was shaping up to feature the most animatronic dinosaurs, both large and small, since the original Jurassic Park films, innovating much like the modern Star Wars films. However, should the production move shops, and the release date be adhered to, these will inevitably be sacrificed to save time and money. This extends to more than animatronics, but the entire artistic vision of the film, putting undue strain on Colin Trevorrow and the actors to speed through the production, and it to be more VFX dependent with far less time.

The other issue is simply one of safety. We know that when movie productions start back up, there’s going to be a lot of safety regulations put into place. We have already seen some of the restrictions the UK is planning on using, and they are STRICT. To the point of having actors six feet apart during scenes, with something as simple as a kiss requiring VFX. These restrictions expand to the crew, meaning things must move far slower, with fewer people, and costing more money. Obviously for a franchise with as much ‘chaos’ as Jurassic, requiring intense filming scenes on both sides of the camera, that probably just will not work. Of course we want this movie to be made, but not so much to the point as we are sacrificing the health and well-being of those working on it – nor the artistic vision of the movie itself. It would be much better to resume work on Dominion once we are cleared to go about business as usual, and of course, with a delayed release date.

Waiting to resume back in London has its benefits too. With all this time Colin and crew have time on their hands to think about the story they are telling and how to make it even better. Scripts constantly change in this business, and sometimes for the better – time is not going to hurt this production, but rushing will. Not to mention that if production is moved to Australia, countless employees who expected to have steady work with Dominion will be out of a job (“Don’t you mean extinct?”). It would not be fair to the people livelihood that depending on this large production, and would only disrupt or perhaps throwaway the hardwork they already put into the films development.

Of course, there may be ways to pick up some side work in Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for a full throttle return to London – but a this point it’s hard to see its longterm benefits, at least without a formal delay and proper plan.

All in all, it’s a better idea just to let things sit for the moment. Give the production some time to breathe as the pandemic subsides – it will benefit so many people in the long run. I know we are all chomping at the bit to see this star-studded Jurassic conclusion, but let’s just remember that this virus requires are absence to die out, not our presence. And if we could only step aside, and trust in nature (plus our health care professionals), Dominion will find a way.

Any thoughts on how COVID19 is affecting movie production? Do you think moving to Australia or New Zealand would actually be a good move for Dominion? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nova

An Update About ‘Jurassic World’ Productions and Note to Fans Amidst Current Circumstances

We’re living in unique, uneasy, uncertain, and unprecedented times.

Due to the global spread of COVID-19, better known as the ‘Coronavirus’, and the widespread public safety precautions being enacted across the globe, most industries have ground to a halt. While we know it can be frustrating to know delays are looming on the horizon, it’s important to remember how crucial it is to put the health and safety of others first. ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has halted filming, and will likely see a delay as the global pandemic continues to be an issue, ‘Jurassic World: Live Tour’ has been formally shutdown and cancelled, and the fate of ‘Camp Cretaceous’ remains unknown as DreamWorks has shifted to work from home.

In these times of social distancing, it’s easy to feel isolated – and it’s up to us find new ways to entertain, support, and interact as the world experiences this together. In that sense, we’ve all never been closer together. Be safe, help flatten that curve, stream more Netflix than ever before, and turn to the Jurassic community online if you’re looking for a distraction. We’ll be here.

To accompany this, we’ve decided to to publish director Colin Trevorrow’s note to the ‘Dominion’ crew – his words not only apply to those working on the film, but to the fans in the community. Read his words below, and stay safe out there.


Crew,

I know most of us were together Friday night when the news broke, but now that we’ve all had a chance to process, a quick note.

One of the things I’ve found to be true, time and again, is that opportunities can be found in the worst of news. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to appreciate something you may have taken for granted. Or just to take a step back and look at the world around you and your place in it. While this is a frustrating delay—especially as we’ve started to hit a real stride together—I hope all of us take a moment to recognize how lucky we are to tell stories for a living. Especially stories with dinosaurs in them. It’s a gift.

The most invigorating surprise for me on this production so far is how strong we are together. This crew is a well-oiled machine of human ingenuity, the kind of rare army my mentors have built over decades of work together. But every part of our group matters equally—none of us are expendable or replaceable. That’s why we’re being so careful. I want to finish the game with the team I took the field with.

So take care of yourselves, be vigilant. Value this time with your partners and children. Call your parents. We’re making a film about the need for all living things to take care of each other, with our own survival in the balance. It’s a message that matters.

Thank you again for your brilliant work so far. We’ll finish the job together soon.

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Halts Production Over Coronavirus Concerns

Following Netflix and Disney’s lead, Universal Pictures has begun shuttering it’s live-action productions around the world including ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ over fears of the globally spreading Coronavirus COVID-19.

The spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 was finally reclassified earlier this week by the WHO has a pandemic, with over 148,000 cases have been reported in around 140 countries and territories; more than 5,500 people have died from the disease. More and more governments are restricting travel and imposing quarantines to slow the spread of the virus.

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ began shooting earlier this week in the London area of the United Kingdom, with the rest of the country bracing for a surge of cases, execs at the studio decided that for the safety of all those in the production, it would be best to shutdown for an unknown period of time until a better determination can be made. Other Universal productions ‘Flint Strong’ and the untitled Billy Eichner project have also gone on hiatus from Friday.

It is unclear at this time whether or not the delay will impact the June 2021 release date, Universal’s other mainstay ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has already delayed its next entry by a year.

How do you feel about the delay? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Variety

Live-Action ‘Jurassic World’ Series in Development with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank at Amblin TV!

Hold on to your butts, dinosaur fans! While ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has just begun filming, we’ve learned AMBLIN TELEVISION has begun developing a live-action Jurassic World series! Not much is known at this time, however the series has enlisted Jurassic alumni Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg as producers, alongside newcomers Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank! It currently lists Vancouver, Canada as its primary production location, which is a film and TV hotspot, and where Jurassic World 3 did some filming recently.

Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are the co-president’s of Amblin Television, where they oversees all development, production and programming for the company. The two currently serve as executive producers on all Amblin Television productions. Both recently served as executive producers on the acclaimed series The Americans on FX, starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies living in the US, which has been honored with four Emmys, a Golden Globe, two Peabody Awards, Critics Choice Award and is a perennial recipient of the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year.

While the plot remains more mysterious than the fate of Isla Sorna, the series is said to be part of the same continuity as the films, and tie into the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’. The current state of its development and release date also remain under tight wraps, however its tie into the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel lead us to believe it’s aiming for a late 2021 or 2022 release. The platform also is unknown, however if we had to hazard a guess our eyes are on Universal Pictures streaming service “Peacock”.

It’s worth noting that the times are still early, and the series is listed as in ‘development’ rather than ‘active development’, which means things are still very much in flux. As the series continues to push forward in development we expect more news to hit, so stay tuned. How do you feel about a possible Jurassic World series? Sound off in the comments!


‘Jurassic World 3’ Officially Titled ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ and Has Begun Principal Photography!

Hang on to something — It’s official, Jurassic World 3 has begun principal photography and now has an official title: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’! The title and filming reveal of the sixth Jurassic Park sequel is unveiled on Colin Trevorrow’s newly active Instagram (as well as on his Twitter), with more set photos promised to come.

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Filming is taking place near Cache Creek, a location a little outside of the small town of Merritt in British Columbia, Canada. Not much is known about the shoot, but snow can be seen on the ground in the image shared by Colin Trevorrow, possibly indicating a dramatic change of scenery for the dinosaurs to roam the earth. Also notable in the images is the return of the classic Jurassic Park logo colors – we hope that sticks in place for the final official logo reveal!

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, BD Wong, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Dichen Lachman, Scott Haze, and Isabella Sermon. ‘Dominion’ was written by Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael, with Trevorrow directing.

Stay tuned, as more news is sure to follow, and welcome back to Jurassic World.

It Begins: Jurassic World 3 has begun filming on Vancouver Island, Canada!

Hold on to your butts, Jurassic World 3 has officially entered the primary start of its production with filming commencing.

Reports have recently shared that sixth Jurassic Park sequel was set to film around Vancouver in British Columbia, we knew to keep our eyes peeled. Thanks to CTV News, we learned earlier today that filming was due to start this week in Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island — and now fans on the ground have confirmed cameras are rolling!

The signs in the picture above that state GFP stand for Gramercy Films Productions, the production company Jurassic World 3 (under the working title of “Arcadia”) is filming under. The filming will close certain trailers for portions of time, and feature drone cameras capturing footage. Fans are reporting that the drone itself can be spotted, but not much else:

While we don’t know much about what’s going on, In an appearance on talk-show Ellen, Chris Pratt dubbed Jurassic World 3 as feeling like Avengers: Endgame, in that the movie will bring back numerous characters and according to the actor himself – “it’s got pretty much everybody in it” – and he went to confirm he was leaving for Canada today to begin filming:

Chris adds “All the cast from the original Jurassic Park are coming back… it’s going to feel like how Endgame brought everything together”

Are you excited for Jurassic World 3 to begin filming? It’s almost a weird feeling to think that we waited a very long time for the fourth entry into the franchise and here we are, discussing the sixth Jurassic Park movie.

Stay tuned as more exciting news is sure to drop soon!

Jake Johnson and Omar Sy returning for Jurassic World 3

Lowery Cruthers and Barry Sembène are back! Collider has exclusively learned and reported that both Jake Johnson and Omar Sy will be reprising their roles in 2021’s Jurassic World 3. The report has since been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and director Colin Trevorrow himself!

Jake Johnson and Omar Sy, who co-starred in 2015’s Jurassic World, are set to reprise their roles in Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World 3, Collider has exclusively learned.

We have not seen Jake Johnson’s Lowery or Omar Sy’s Barry since the collapse of the Jurassic World theme park in 2015, so it will be interesting to see what they have been up to during the six year span between on screen appearances. Will Blue remember her trainer who worked alongside Owen Grady? Does Lowery still have his collection of toy dinosaurs and poor taste t-shirts?

The cast for Jurassic World 3, which has a yet to be announced official title, is shaping up to have a Jurassic sized cast of returning stars and characters. In addition to Jake Johnson and Omar Sy returning, the 6th Jurassic film will also see the return of Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, BD Wong, Danielle Pineda, Justice Smith, Isabella Sermon and original Jurassic Park trilogy stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Joining the Jurassic film franchise family for the first time are Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise.

What are your thoughts on Jake Johnson and Omar Sy returning for the Jurassic World 3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Also shout out to We Got This Covered who first reported the rumor of Jake Johnson returning this past Tuesday

Source: Collider

Jurassic World 3 Casting Extras For British Columbia Shoot Later This Month!

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[Image from Trade and Invest British Columbia]

It looks like the pre-production phase of Jurassic World 3 may almost be over – as our good friend Reel News Hawaii stumbled upon a casting call for the upcoming production in Merritt, British Columbia which evidence points to being Jurassic World 3, AKA ‘Arcadia’ (Update: it has since been confirmed to be casting for Jurassic World 3 by the British Columbia Film Commissioner).

Merritt is a smaller town about 3 hours outsid of Vancouver, with surrounding area featuring landscape which looks incredibly cinematic – with gorgeous, sprawling vistas, woodlands and hills creating a truly picturesque location which is bound to translate well when it comes to the big screen. It also looks quite a bit like where we last saw Blue the Velociraptor at the end of Fallen Kingdon.

This also matches up with additional information which we at Jurassic Outpost learned some time back, which pointed to the production heading to the Cache Creek area for some of the production time in Canada. Cache Creek is a village in British Columbia not too far from Merritt – so it certainly seems as though some of the shoot will be taking place in the surrounding areas.

The excitement doesn’t end there, however, as the casting call itself does have a few interesting details which we wanted to break down.

As we can see from the casting call in question, the casting agency are looking for both males and females to play Mill Workers, Fishermen and Townsfolk as part of the feature film. This could potentially suggest that the film will include sequences where we see civilians interacting with the dinosaurs – something which could be an interesting and meaningful way of picking up from the end of Battle at Big Rock. Indeed, a Carnotaurus rampaging through a busy mill, tearing it apart, or a Mosasaurus hunting down fishing ships in a Jaws-esque homage certainly sounds appealing and fulfilling for some initial set pieces within the film.

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[Image from Travel Weekly]

Regardless of whether this news has you excited or not, I think it is safe to say that this confirms that we may be seeing more than our standard isolated dinosaur incidents. It certainly looks like Jurassic World 3 is ramping up to provide larger-scale, city-sprawling events which will have real implications and ramifications for the world which our characters inhabit. How these events escalate within the new film, and how our return cast of characters will tackle them is entirely up to debate right now – but it is exciting to know that production on the third instalment of the Jurassic World saga is now within reaching distance.

As previously stated in an update to the article, the casting call has since been confirmed to be for Jurassic World 3! This is bound to be an exciting opportunity for anyone who lives in the area – and we encourage any readers living in British Columbia to get involved in this project. You never know – you might just see a dinosaur…

If you live in the area and would like to apply for a role in the production, then click here to complete an application.