Jurassic World: Dominion intends to put ancient critters back facing the cameras very soon as the film prepares to restart production in the UK next month.
Like every other big (and small) screen project over the past couple of months, director Colin Trevorrow’s new picture was put on hold when the coronavirus pandemic first came, but Universal Pictures has now confirmed that filmmakers are planning to get filming underway once again in July.
Life finds a way, as Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm would say.
Having a scheduled July 6 restart at Pinewood Studios confirmed, a senior production executive at Universal advised Deadline: “The plan is for people to be shooting early-mid July.”
Universal has been working together with the UK’s British Film Council and US unions to set up safety measures for its cast and crew so that they can continue their work, with production staff implementing safety protocols on-set ahead of a period starting.
Unlike past Jurassic World films, Dominion is going to be the first film in the franchise to break away from Jurassic World unique formula with the dinosaur’s research beyond their controlled environment. With the exclusion of The Lost World: Jurassic World, which featured a Tyrannosaurus rex briefly wreaking havoc inside the city of San Diego before being returned to Isla Sorna, much of the harm brought on by dinosaurs in previous movies are generally restricted to one island and has no lasting effect on the outside world. Rather than following the traditional formula with humans trespassing on the dinosaurs’ isolated universe, Trevorrow’s eyesight for Dominion supposes the notion by these predators interrupts our very own custom, largely in the wilderness where dinosaurs”may come to an end before your car on a foggy backroad, or even invade your campground searching for meals .”
Though the genetically engineered dinosaurs have always posed a threat to World ecosystem and also to the human population at large inside the Jurassic World universe, Dominion will be the first movie to truly play out that notion. Once it’s not possible for them to be returned to their island, we are going to get to see the face of the planet change. Since the last frame of Fallen Kingdom features Blue discovering a suburban neighborhood out in the town, Dominion may answer a theory posed by Alan Grant in Jurassic World III: if velociraptors hadn’t gone extinct, would they have evolved into the dominant species instead of humans? Not only will there be extreme changes to the food change in Dominion, but bringing back the original cast from Jurassic World will bring the story full circle, emphasizing the moral ramifications for people who took part in the origins of the new Jurassic Age.
By changing the atmosphere in the traditional island to the mainland, Jurassic World: Dominion also sets up an interesting conflict that can not be resolved as easily as it had been in past movies. At the beginning of The Lost World, as well as the end of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, the dinosaur clones always destroy whatever facility they’re housed in and obtain dominion over the island, leading the primary characters to solve that the best solution is to abandon the website entirely and leave it to the dinosaurs. Similarly, within Jurassic World III, Alan Grant and the rest survivors are stored following the Navy arrives in Isla Sorna and transfers them from the island. Unlike previous Jurassic Park movies, Grady and Dearing won’t have the ability to solve the dinosaur invasion by simply evacuating the area if the dinosaurs occupy all of Earth, which will force the main characters to confront the effects of bringing dinosaurs back to modern-day head-on.