“In many aspects of [Jurassic World: Dominion‘s] plot, there are other things we’re kind of finding that are kind of apropos, but there are some sensitive things they are tweaking and adjusting to make it right for now, and contributive and nourishing for right now.”
Jurassic World: Dominion was the first major studio movie to go back into production during the summer after the industry shutdown, and director Colin Trevorrow has previously said that shooting the rest of the film was a very unique experience for everyone involved, with around 40,000 COVID-19 tests on the cast and crew carried out at Pinewood Studios.
“We lived together, ate together, told stories, shared our fears and hopes, played Frisbee on the lawn… there was a lot of laughter at a time when it has been hard to find things to laugh about,” Trevorrow told Deadline. “We were all far from those we loved at a time when you want to be closest to them. I missed my family greatly. I was away from them for four months. But the cast in our bubble became another family.”
Despite the tough conditions on Jurassic World: Dominion, Trevorrow thinks the way they ended up approaching the challenges involved in finishing it will change the way he will work on other projects.
“I’ve never been as immersed in a filmmaking process,” he said. “Because of the protocols, the actors didn’t go far from set. The distance was stripped away. There were things that happened on this movie that I’d hope to be able to continue on future productions.”