It hasn’t been easy for anyone during the pandemic. Out of nowhere, our daily activities just ended or were postponed what seems to be indefinite. The film industry felt that especially, as productions were forced to suddenly shut down and reopen while working around new safety regulations. One of those films affected was Jurassic World: Dominion. Alongside the release of a brand new image featuring Chris Pratt and Omar Sy on the film’s set, director Colin Trevorrow shared some insight into how the film was affected by the pandemic.
On the very last day we were shooting, I didn’t find out officially that we were going to shut down until about three hours before we wrapped. We were shooting in this old, industrial barn. [Producers] Alexandra Derbyshire and Pat Crowley and I had a phone call with Universal, and all of us agreed it was the right thing to do. But I still had a shoot day to finish. Whispers had begun, but we didn’t want to compromise that moment in the movie by having it be fraught in any way. So we captured it and then we went home for three months. And that day is in the movie. We didn’t go back and reshoot it.
It should also be noted that Dominion was one of the first films to re-enter production during the quarantine and become the first test case of the new COVID restrictions. Hollywood was keeping a close eye on the production, as it would determine if others could return. The gamble paid off, as many others would follow suit even s the pandemic continued throughout the world. Now that Godzilla vs. Kong was able to revive cinemas, it’ll be interesting to see if