After experiencing delays due to Coronavirus Pandemic Hollywood is slowly moving back to production. Shooting of upcoming American science fiction adventure film Jurassic World: Dominion production had resumed, but it is now facing a hurdle to overcome.
Reportedly, cast members like Sam Neill and Laura Dern are back on the set and plenty of safety measures are in place. Last week, a few behind-the-scenes stills from the upcoming blockbuster was shared on the official Instagram, which showed the shooting of the film has resumed. However, the news suggests that the producers have scaled back the shooting of the film in Malta.
According to the latest report from Deadline, Universal Pictures has revealed that shooting of Jurassic World: Dominion, which was scheduled in Malta, has been scaled back. The action has been taken after witnessing a sudden surge in cases of COVID-19 on the island.
Local reports stated that four Jurassic World crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 on the island. And they are now put on self-isolation.
According to Deadline report, a spokesperson from Universal Studios said, “Jurassic World: Dominion will have a significant presence in Malta with a second unit crew shooting there from the end of August through to September. Working with an abundance of caution as we have done throughout this production, the first unit will no longer shoot in Malta to keep our presence on the ground to a minimum. We’d like to thank the Maltese Government and Film Commission for all their support and we look forward to a successful shoot in this beautiful country.”
Earlier this year, Universal Studios had stopped filming the $200M movie two weeks into the shoot. This seems to be the first blockbuster to return to production after lockdown.