Jurassic World: Dominion director discusses resuming production
This week brought the exciting news that Jurassic World: Dominion, the final installment in the blockbuster franchise’s sequel trilogy, and now co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow has opened up to Empire Magazine about heading to the UK to resume work on the project.
In looking at the current state of the world and the extra safety measures many productions are having to take overseas, Trevorrow found a big challenge will be capturing a world that isn’t affected by a time of social distancing and quarantine, but is “confident our guidelines will keep us safe.”
“For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown,” Trevorrow said while also explaining that post-production was possible for the early scenes the crew had managed to shoot pre-lockdown. “The shooting schedule really worked to our advantage – the first four weeks we put to film were mostly sequences with dinosaurs in them. So that allowed us to get a head start on VFX and workshop some of the newer elements without the pressure of a looming deadline. The hard part will be constructing a creative environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras roll, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the movie. That may take some practice.”
Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Dominion, with Trevorrow once again directing the next chapter in one of the biggest franchises in the history of cinema. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this installment.
The upcoming threequel will be starring returning cast members from the first two Jurassic World films include Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith as well as original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Campbell Scott. It will also feature Mamoudou Athie (Sorry for You Loss), DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It), Dichen Lachman (Animal Kingdom, Altered Carbon), Scott Haze (Venom, Antlers).
Joining the Jurassic team for the first time is Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), who will craft the Jurassic World 3 screenplay with Trevorrow. They will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together co-wrote Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Dominion is currently set to debut in theaters on June 11, 2021.