It’s a production that’s been almost as bumpy as a tour through a dinosaur theme park, but finally production has wrapped on the latest Jurassic World film.

Jurassic World: Dominion has wrapped production, 18 months after going into pre-production and a whopping ten months since principal photography began. The film was also the first major production to resume shooting in July,  after the first Covid lockdown this year, whilst having to also endure a temporary shutdown in October after a positive Covid result.

Deadline has published a comprehensive look at the scale of the production’s anti-Covid measures, but here’s a few of the headline figures: the production spend between $6-8m on making the production Covid-secure. Over 40,000 tests were administered, whilst Universal commissioned a private medical facility to support the production’s requirements. In addition, two temperature stations were constructed at each end of the set and 1800 signs were put up, 150 sanitiser points erected and 60 sinks were added. Of the tests conducted, 0.25% were positive.

Throughout the production, cast and crew lived in a single bubble by living out of a single hotel, an experience that director Colin Trevorrow claims has helped the final film. “I think that close proximity to each other has made the movie better. Everything we were going through emotionally we would share. We would rehearse on Sundays, we crafted the characters, which made the emotion of the film richer. I think the movie will be stronger for it.”

The post-production process now begins, with the film on-track to meet its summer 2022 release date. Hopefully, we’ll all be enjoying its dinosaur-laden thrills from our local cinema by that point. Wouldn’t that be a fine thing?

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