Universal Releases New Jurassic World: Dominion Pics As Production Resumes
In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the choice was made to release the dinosaurs into the wild. That means Jurassic World: Dominion will explore the consequences of that strange new world. However, the cast and crew are adjusting to their own new reality in the era of COVID-19. Through The New York Times, Universal Pictures has released new photos from Jurassic World: Dominion to mark the return of the cast (via SuperHeroHype).
As seen above, one of the pics features Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing as she examines some baby dinosaurs. She also happens to be wearing a face mask; which may unintentionally evoke the current pandemic. The studio gave each cast and crew member a 107-page safety manual before they returned to the set. It covers “everything from the infrared temperature scanners the cast and crew encounter upon arrival to the vacuum-sealed meals provided by masked workers standing behind plastic partitions in the takeout-only cafeteria.”
That’s not a joke, as illustrated by the accompanying picture.
Universal also included a behind-the-scenes image, which you can see below.
Howard explained that one of the changes requires her to mic herself before filming. And that’s just one the new safety rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“Until now, actors were not really included in prep,” said Howard. “But in order to get any of us on a plane, we had to thoroughly understand the protocols, who was involved and hear second and third opinions. We are the guinea pigs who are going to take the leap.”
Regardless, director Colin Trevorrow is happy for the distraction that the film provides him.
“We are able for this little moment to be in the world that we’re creating and leave the rest of the world behind,” said Trevorrow.
What do you think about the new Jurassic World: Dominion pics? Do you think the new safety protocols will work? Let us know in the comment section below!
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(Photos by John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment)