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.
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