Not even the dinosaurs can escape this one. A COVID-19 outbreak has shut down production on Jurassic World: Dominion, according to Variety.
Apparently, there were a few positive COVID tests on the set. Director, Colin Trevorrow confirms the news on Twitter, and gives a few more details. “Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion.’ All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon.“
The film was one of the first to return to production after the initial March shut down. Universal Pictures required frequent COVID testing, isolation of the cast and crew in a hotel, and expensive measures to keep everyone safe. The efforts have been successful up until now. Even though the tests were later negative, it is better to be on the side of caution during a global pandemic.
Jurassic World: Dominion only has 3 weeks of filming left! Additionally, the move now has more time to hit the big screen. The film will now debut on June 10, 2022 instead of June 11, 2021.
Read Trevorrow’s full Twitter post below!