Jurassic World sequencing production suspended after positive COVID-19 testing

(Reuters) – Jurassic World Production: Dominion of Universal Pictures has been suspended for two weeks after a few people on the set tested positive for COVID-19, director Colin Trevorrow said Wednesday.

“They all went negative shortly thereafter, but because of our security protocols we’re going to pause for two weeks,” Trevorrow wrote on Twitter.

Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts and President of Universal Creative Mark Woodbury, President and COO of Universal Studios Hollywood Karen Irwin, NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer, Chairman & CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams, Producer Frank Marshall, Director Colin Trevorrow, Actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt and the velociraptor character known as Blue pose at the grand opening celebration of “Jurassic World – The Ride” at Hollywood Universal Studios theme park in Universal City, California, US, July 22, 2019. (Reuters Photo)

Filming on the English dinosaur adventure film resumed in July under strict protocols for the cast and crew to include the spread of the coronavirus. Production had been halted in mid-March due to the pandemic, which closed film and television sets worldwide.

Trevorrow did not specify who tested positive on the film, whose stars include Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The suspension was the second known stop on a major movie in Hollywood. Production closed for two weeks in early September on the film Warner Bros. “The Batman” after a person, who was reported to star Robert Pattinson, tested positive for COVID-19.

Universal Pictures, part of Comcast Corp, announced Tuesday that the release date for “Jurassic World: Dominion” is being pushed back one year to June 2022. Film studios have been rearranging dates and postponing releases film as the industry seeks to recover from the global. cinemas closed in March.