The Batman, Jurassic World & more resuming UK filming
As countries overseas are getting a hold on the pandemic and Hollywood itching to get the productions for major blockbusters back on track, The Wrap has brought word that The Batman, Jurassic World: Dominion and more are set to resume filming in the United Kingdom.
Following an exemption of quarantine rules and an agreement of specific quarantine-like conditions, Matt Reeves’ adaptation of the DC Comics hero and the final installment in the Jurassic World trilogy will get back to shooting in England alongside Mission: Impossible 7, Fantastic Beasts 3, Sony’s live-action Cinderella and Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed at a press conference over the weekend that he personally spoke with M:I star and producer Tom Cruise about the exemption, resulting in the decision to allow production to resume on the various blockbuster projects. However, the exemption will see the crew members involved with the various productions to be restricted to a “bubble” environment, having to live in close proximity to the production area and not being allowed to leave to surrounding communities.
“The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain,” Dowden said. “Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in-demand location that in turn delivers a great return for our economy. We want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again.”
After being one of the hardest hit countries from the global pandemic, resulting in over 44,000 reported deaths, the UK is finally getting control over the outbreak, seeing daily new cases falling below 1,000 over the past week and now seeing businesses steadily reopen. The country also becomes the latest to open their doors for Hollywood productions to resume, with New Zealand granting exemptions for The Lord of the Rings series, Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series and Avatar sequels, amongst others, and the Czech Republic granting exemption for Falcon and the Winter Soldier.