‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Shows What it Takes to Make a Pandemic Tentpole: 40,000 Covid Tests

Jurassic World: Dominion” wrapped production on Saturday, marking a long-delayed completion to the first studio movie to resume production during the pandemic.

In an interview with Deadline, the filmmakers revealed just what it took to pull it off: 40,000 Covid-19 tests, $8 million to $6 million spent on protocols alone, and a cast and crew sequestered in a hotel for months.The $165 million film, set for June 2022 release, is the sixth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise.

“Dominion” marks the return of “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow to the series, along with stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum will appear together for the first time since the original 1993 movie (all three have separately reprised their roles for various sequels since then).

Newcomers include Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise.“It has been remarkable,” Trevorrow told Deadline.

“Our crew and our cast has been so resilient.


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