Sam Neill, a recognised star of the Jurassic Park franchise is due to reappear in the latest instalment, Jurassic World: Dominion. The production had already began in mid-March when the world came to a stop due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many other films have fallen prey to the shut down of the virus such as The Matrix 4 and The Batman and all production companies are waiting eagerly to find out when they can start production again. Some countries across the world are beginning to loosen their restrictions that were put in place in order to protect communities but this could still mean a while before film productions can begin again.
In an interview on an Australian radio show, Fitzy and Wippa, Neill stated that the production had only been filming for two weeks before it was stopped and that he hadn’t yet had a chance to film his scenes as he was in London at the time.
We’ll start as soon as we can. We’re supposed to be in London but it’s a complete mess at the moment… I’d like to think that maybe we could start or restart in this part of the world and then finish off in the studio. We’re using the Bond stage to build these enormous sets in London. They’d like to use those, ideally, but if nothing’s happening there, I don’t know when we can get started.Sam Neill, Fitzy and Wippa
The actor will be reprising his role of Dr. Alan Grant for Dominion and will also be returning alongside Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum excited fans by appearing in The Fallen Kingdom, opening up hopes that the rest of the original cast could return. Any other details of the project have been kept relatively secret by director Colin Trevorrow but we can expect havoc as the last instalment showed the dinosaurs escaping into the real world.
But for now, we will have to wait and see if the release date is pushed back as so many films have been. What do you think? Should production begin again? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow for film news and updates on new projects.