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Filming suspended on new Jurassic movie


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Filming suspended on new Jurassic movie
Some of the cast, production crew and the velociraptor character named Blue at the Jurassic World – The Ride grand opening celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in Universal City, California, U.S., July 22, 2019. (Reuters)

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LOS ANGELES – Production of Jurassic World: Dominion from Universal Pictures was suspended for two weeks after a few people on the set tested positive for COVID-19, director Colin Trevorrow said last week.

“All tested negative shortly after, but due to our safety protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks,” Trevorrow wrote on Twitter.

Filming on the dinosaur adventure movie resumed in England in July under stringent protocols for the cast and crew to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Production was halted in mid-March because of the pandemic, which shut down movie and television sets around the world.

Trevorrow did not identify who had tested positive on the movie, whose stars include Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The suspension was the second known stoppage on a major Hollywood movie. Production was shut down for two weeks in early September on the Warner Bros. T.N movie The Batman after a person, reported to be star Robert Pattinson, tested positive for COVID-19.

Universal Pictures, part of Comcast Corp CMCSA.O, announced Tuesday that the release date for Jurassic World: Dominion was being pushed back one year to June 2022. Movie studios have been reshuffling dates and postponing film releases as the industry tries to recover from the global shutdown of cinemas in March. (Reuters)