Jurassic World: Dominion has shut down production due to an unknown number of COVID-19 positive cases.
Director Colin Trevorrow revealed in a tweet on Wednesday that production on the latest entry in the Jurassic World series has been shut down due to coronavirus. “Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion,” said Trevorrow. “All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon.”
Woke up to the news we had a few positive Coronavirus tests on Jurassic World: Dominion. All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks. Back soon. pic.twitter.com/DxuqX9UdgX
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 7, 2020
This revelation comes a day after a major change for the film. It was announced on Tuesday that Jurassic World: Dominion was moving its release date from June 2021 to June 10, 2022. The exact reason for the delay wasn’t stated, and Trevorrow closed out the announcement by saying, “Even though we’ll have to wait a bit longer, it will all be worth it. Let’s stay healthy and take care of each other until then.”
Jurassic World: Dominion is the second big-budget film to close down in recent weeks due to COVID cases. The Batman shut down for two weeks in Sept. after star Robert Pattinson reportedly tested positive.
Hopefully the two-week shutdown will take care of the issues for Trevorrow’s production and it can resume as planned.