‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Production Suspended Over Coronavirus

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Production Suspended Over Coronavirus
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Through a statement, a representative for the Chris Pratt-starring movie announces that the decision was made ‘for the safety of all involved to delay the shoot indefinitely.’

AceShowbiz – Universal Pictures has suspended production on “Jurassic World: Dominion” as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The movie has been filming in London since February, but work on the flick, along with other Universal projects including Flint Strong and the untitled Billy Eichner project, went on hiatus on Friday, March 13.

A representative for the studio announced the decision was made “for the safety of all involved to delay the shoot indefinitely”. It’s unknown if the delay will impact the original release date of June, 2021.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning for the movie, along with franchise original stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill.

Meanwhile, Ben Affleck‘s upcoming action thriller “Hypnotic” was scheduled to start filming in Los Angeles at the end of April, but sources told TMZ they’ve already made the decision to pause plans.

A representative said: “We will be taking a temporary hiatus to take necessary precautions to ensure the health of our cast and crew.”

Disney bosses have also halted production on movies including reboots of “The Little Mermaid“, “Peter Pan“, “Home Alone”, and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” until the coronavirus chaos blows over.

“We have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time,” announced a Disney representative in a statement on Friday.

TV shows including “Supernatural” have also been affected, with NBCUniversal halting the shoots of 35 shows to help contain the virus.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen more than 145,000 cases of the illness registered, resulting in more than 5,400 deaths since it began in December.

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