Jurassic World: Dominion reportedly scales back Malta shoot

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Entertainment news portal Variety has reported that Universal has decided to change its planned shooting schedule for Jurassic World: Dominion in Malta from a first unit crew to a second unit one, after numbers of people with coronavirus have risen.

This most likely means that the stars of the film, who include Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, San Neil, Laura Dern and Bryce Dallas Howard, will not be coming to Malta after all, as the first unit is tasked with shooting key scenes with the main actors, while the second unit usually shoots sequences which do not require the main actors.

The second unit will be in Malta from the end of August until September.

Variety quoted a Universal spokesperson who said: “Working with an abundance of caution as we have done throughout this production, first unit will no longer shoot in Malta to keep our presence on the ground to a minimum. We’d like to thank the Maltese Government and Film Commission for all their support and we look forward to a successful shoot in this beautiful country.”

Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled for release in summer 2020.