Universal Halting Multiple Productions, Such as Jurassic Earth: Dominion
Universal quitting multiple productions, such as Jurassic World: Dominion
Universal Pictures has decided to follow in the footsteps of fellow studios Disney and Paramount Pictures and has halted production on multiple projects amidst coronavirus concerns, including the third installment from the Jurassic Park sequel trilogy, Jurassic World: Dominion, based on Deadline.
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Dominion, which combines the first cast trio of Laura Dern Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum with all the leads in the sequel trilogy, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, recently began shooting in Hawaii at the end of February and has a June 2021 release date, but with production on a major budget blockbuster coming to a halt, it is unclear if the launch will have to be pushed back.
In addition to the Jurassic World finale, Universal has also halted production on sports drama Flint Strong starring Ryan Destiny (Star) and Ice Cube (Fist Fight) and an untitled Judd Apatow-produced comedy starring Billy Eichner (The Lion King)
The studio released a statement assuring that”the studio continues to monitor the situation carefully and will make a determination on when to restart production in the coming weeks.”
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Universal joins a laundry list of studios to stop production on important projects in the aftermath of the global coronavirus outbreak, together with Disney halting production on seven live-action projects including The Little Mermaid and Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Seven Rings, Paramount with Mission: Impossible 7, WarnerMedia having to stop shooting 70 series including The Flash and Lucifer and Warner Bros. announcing today it would be delaying The Batman by at least two weeks.
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