Sam Neill excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion

Sam Neill is excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion.Production on the movie in the U.K. was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, but the Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster resumed shooting last month, with stars incl…

Sam Neill is excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion.

Production on the movie in the U.K. was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, but the Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster resumed shooting last month, with stars including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard sharing snaps from the set at Pinewood Studios outside of London.

New Zealand-based actor Neill has been in quarantine for 14 days, as previously requested by the British government to keep Covid-19 outbreaks under control, and now he’s raring to go as he reprises his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant in the sixth instalment in the dinosaur franchise.

“Hold onto your hats- gettin’ my old one back on this week , and facing off dinosaurs once again. Best yet .Excited and terrified- these things will kill ya. With @LauraDern @BryceDHoward @prattprattpratt #JeffGoldblum @colintrevorrow I’m obviously a little more …grizzled now..” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

“Tomorrow I’m back in The Grant Hat and into the Whole Jurassic World. Terror knows no bounds,” Neill also shared on Instagram, alongside a snap of him on the set of the 1993 movie wearing his character’s fedora.

His fellow original Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are also reprising their roles for the upcoming blockbuster, and Oscar winner Dern took to Instagram to share her joy at playing Dr. Ellie Sattler once again.

“In quarantine getting ready to get back to work. #jurassicworlddominion,” she recently posted on Instagram, alongside a picture of her very own Ellie Sattler action figure.

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Jeff Goldblum feels safe returning to Jurassic World set

Jeff Goldblum has stated that Universal has gone out of its way to make the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion feel safe, as the production resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic.The actor told Entertainment Tonight that filming for Jurassic Worl…

Jeff Goldblum has stated that Universal has gone out of its way to make the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion feel safe, as the production resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor told Entertainment Tonight that filming for Jurassic World is shortly due to recommence and that there are ‘protocols galore’, to ensure the risk of being on set is reduced.

“We’re going to be very safe, I think,” Goldblum said via video chat, “we’re going to shoot Jurassic World.”

Production on the sixth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise was paused in March with the onset of the pandemic, 4-weeks into its planned 20-week schedule.

Goldblum said he felt reassured by an extensive briefing which outlined the safety precautions: “They gave us 109 pages. They invested all their heart and soul, and a lot of money, into making sure that we’re safe,” he explained.

Cast and crew will be quarantined together, Goldblum continued, “in a kind of a bubble, all the crew and all the cast. And testing and everything.”

“We know it’s a risky time, but we feel it’s good,” he added.

“Sam Neill’s there and Laura Dern and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard; Colin Trevorrow’s directing, and there are gonna be some dinosaurs,” he smiled.

Deadline has reported that Universal spent over $5 million (£4 million) implementing the health measures.

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Universal denies halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion over positive Covid-19 tests

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19. The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. f…

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19.

The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. following the coronavirus lockdown when the cast and crew went back to set at Pinewood Studios outside of London at the start of last week.

However, it was reported by Britain’s The Sun newspaper on Friday that production had already been forced to shut down due to positive Covid-19 tests among the crew.

A representative for Universal, the studio behind the movie, denied the report in a statement to Variety.

“Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue,” said the spokesperson. “The production is in its fifth day of shooting today, and we’re thrilled to be back in front of the camera on this incredible project.”

The movie, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was four weeks into its 20-week production when filming first shut down in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Variety reported that Universal would be implementing new safety procedures to keep the Pinewood Studios set free from Covid-19, with a $5 million (£4 million) testing operation in place.

However, despite the fact that the British government has waived quarantine restrictions for those working on major Hollywood productions in the country in a bid to let shoots get underway as quickly as possible, 72-year-old star Neill has decided to spend 14 days in quarantine following his arrival from New Zealand, with him telling The Guardian, “I feel it’s incumbent upon me to do so. It’s only fair.”

The movie is set to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Colin Trevorrow: ‘Lockdown worked to our advantage on Jurassic World: Dominion’

Colin Trevorrow thinks the global coronavirus lockdown has had a positive effect on his movie, Jurassic World: Dominion.The director had been shooting the follow-up to 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard,…

Colin Trevorrow thinks the global coronavirus lockdown has had a positive effect on his movie, Jurassic World: Dominion.

The director had been shooting the follow-up to 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, for four weeks in the U.K. when the Covid-19 outbreak struck, and film sets across the world were immediately shut down.

Trevorrow and his star-studded cast are heading back to work at Pinewood Studios near London after more than three months on hiatus, and the filmmaker revealed that the break has in fact helped him.

“For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown,” he told Empire magazine. “The shooting schedule really worked to our advantage – the first four weeks we put to film were mostly sequences with dinosaurs in them.

“So that allowed us to get a head start on VFX (visual effects) and workshop some of the newer elements without the pressure of a looming deadline.”

Trevorrow also said that he’s confident the new health and safety guidelines will keep the cast and crew members safe on set of the third movie in the Jurassic World franchise, but noted that it might take a while to get used to the new normal.

“The hard part will be constructing a creative environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras roll, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the movie. That may take some practice,” he confessed.

Dominion will also see original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern reprise their roles, and Trevorrow is excited to get going.

“I’ve been really moved by the way everyone has shown support for each other,” he shared. “We’re all fired up to get back to work. This is what we do, and we’re all eager to get back out there and do it.”

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Sam Neill teases Jurassic World: Dominion details

Sam Neill has delighted fans by revealing his role in Jurassic World: Dominion is more than just a cameo.The 72-year-old is reprising his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant, who was last seen in 2001’s Jurassic Park III, in the upcoming dinosaur …

Sam Neill has delighted fans by revealing his role in Jurassic World: Dominion is more than just a cameo.

The 72-year-old is reprising his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant, who was last seen in 2001’s Jurassic Park III, in the upcoming dinosaur blockbuster, alongside fellow originals Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern.

And in a recent interview with Yahoo Movies U.K., he excited film fans by confirming the trio will be making more than just a fleeting appearance.

“We’re all the way through the film, Jeff, and me, and Laura,” Neill explained, as he confessed he “probably won’t be running quite as fast as I was 27 years ago!”

Elsewhere in the interview, Neill said he was excited to resume filming the third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise, after it was shutdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He explained that he and three of his co-stars are still in the midst of their required 14-day quarantine after landing in the U.K. late last month, and he hopes to begin shooting “in about 10 days”.

“We’re all going to be living in the same joint for three or four months, so that’s going to be fun,” he said, noting that the entire cast and crew, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, will be isolating together when production starts at Pinewood Studios on 6 July. “And everybody loves Chris and Bryce as well, so I think we’ll be a very happy bunch.”

Pratt confirmed he is in London and preparing to get back on set during a phone call with a competition winner.

The 41-year-old told the fan, who won the chance to be eaten by a CGI dinosaur in Jurassic World: Dominion, he was holding up fine during the required 14-day quarantine.

“I’m doing well,” Pratt shared. “I’m back in London currently. We’re back in production on Jurassic World: Dominion.”

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Sam Neill excited to resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion

Sam Neill is “very excited” to head to the U.K. and resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion.The 72-year-old actor is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant, alongside fellow original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, for the upcoming dino…

Sam Neill is “very excited” to head to the U.K. and resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion.

The 72-year-old actor is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant, alongside fellow original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, for the upcoming dinosaur blockbuster.

Back in March, production on the third film in the Jurassic World franchise, directed by Colin Trevorrow, was shut down only four weeks into the shoot after the coronavirus pandemic struck. It was announced earlier this month that it would be the first major studio blockbuster to resume production in the U.K., with filming set to begin at Pinewood Studios on 6 July in accordance with new social distancing guidelines.

Neill has confirmed he will be heading to England soon and is looking forward to reuniting with Dern and Goldblum.

“We are about to begin again and I should be in the United Kingdom all things being equal in a couple of weeks. And we’re gonna be at Pinewood working under very strict protocols,” he explained during a recent interview on ITV talk show This Morning. “We’ll be breaking new ground, in fact. I think we’re the first big film to get back into production and it’s going to be very interesting to see the process.”

“I’m very excited about it. It’s going to be a terrific film. I’m so much looking forward to meeting my old friends again,” the New Zealand native added.

Jurassic World: Dominion, also starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is slated for release on 11 June, 2021.

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Jeff Goldblum would consider working with Woody Allen again

Jeff Goldblum is open to working with director Woody Allen again in the future.In a new interview, the Jurassic Park star has praised the Annie Hall filmmaker, despite the 83-year-old being accused of child molestation by his adopted daughter, Dylan Fa…

Jeff Goldblum is open to working with director Woody Allen again in the future.

In a new interview, the Jurassic Park star has praised the Annie Hall filmmaker, despite the 83-year-old being accused of child molestation by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen has denied the claims and no criminal charges have been brought against him.

“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum told British newspaper The i. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”

Hollywood stars including Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, and Timothee Chalamet said they would never work with the Oscar-winning filmmaker again after Farrow went public last year with her allegations.

Despite voicing his support for the #MeToo movement, the 67-year-old – who had a small role in Annie Hall – insisted he admires Allen’s work and is waiting for more evidence before making any further decisions.

“Even though I feel like this cultural shift (the #MeToo movement) is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So, I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more,” he added.

Farrow, who is the adopted daughter of Allen and actress Mia Farrow, opened up about the alleged sexual assault in an interview with Gayle King last year.

She alleged the director had molested her at the age of seven, and first went public with the allegations in an open letter to The New York Times.

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Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence

Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence. The German filmmaker enjoyed success in 1996 with the alien invasion film Independence Day, the highest-grossing film of that year, but failed to recreate that glory with his sequel, which w…

Roland Emmerich regrets making Independence Day: Resurgence.

The German filmmaker enjoyed success in 1996 with the alien invasion film Independence Day, the highest-grossing film of that year, but failed to recreate that glory with his sequel, which was considered a critical and commercial disappointment following its release in 2016.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies UK, Emmerich candidly admitted making the sequel was a mistake and he should have halted production once Will Smith, the lead of the original, pulled out to star in Suicide Squad, leaving him to make last-minute changes to the script.

“I just wanted to make a movie exactly like the first but then in the middle of production Will (Smith) opted out because he wanted to do Suicide Squad,” he explained. “I should have stopped making the movie because we had a much better script, then I had to really fast, cobble another script together. I should have just said no because all of a sudden I was making something I criticised myself: a sequel.”

Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman returned for the sequel and newcomers included Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, and Jessie Usher, who portrayed the stepson of Smith’s character. The film netted just under $390 million (£303 million) from a $165 million (£128 million) budget which paled in the comparison to the $817 million (£634 million) its predecessor grossed.

Emmerich is now back with Midway, which tells the true World War II story of the naval conflict between American and Japanese forces in the Pacific following the devastating events of Pearl Harbor.

He explained the gap between films was simply because it “took time” for him to assemble the production independently.

“It’s amazing that I could do it for only a $100 million because every other director would’ve asked for $150 million. They said, ‘There is just no basis for that,’ so I had to put it together independently, go out there and chase it,” the 63-year-old added.

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Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum returning for Jurassic World 3

Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will have major roles in the upcoming Jurassic World 3. Director Colin Trevorrow took part in a Q&A after a screening of his 2015 film Jurassic World at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Tuesda…

Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will have major roles in the upcoming Jurassic World 3.

Director Colin Trevorrow took part in a Q&A after a screening of his 2015 film Jurassic World at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Tuesday night and was asked by a member of the audience if any of the original Jurassic Park stars would be coming back for the third instalment. The filmmaker then surprised the crowd by bringing out the Big Little Lies star and revealing she would be reprising her role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.

“I’m so excited… If it’s not asking too much, if I’m gonna get to join this party again, I would hate to not bring my friends Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Is that OK with you?” Dern asked, to which Trevorrow replied, “Yeah, let’s do it.”

Addressing the audience, he added, “You’ll be pleased to hear that Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern are returning in major roles in Jurassic World 3.”

The actress later shared a picture of her and the director on Instagram and wrote, “Loved joining my buddy, Colin, to announce the return of the original cast of Jurassic Park back into the Jurassic World.”

The official Jurassic World Instagram account announced the news by sharing an image of Dern as Sattler, Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm and Neill as Dr. Alan Grant from the 1993 original. The caption read: “They’re back. Welcome to Jurassic World Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler & Ian Malcolm. #2021.”

Goldblum had previously returned to the franchise with 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but Neill and Dern haven’t appeared as their characters since Jurassic Park III in 2001, in which Neill starred and Dern had a brief cameo.

Jurassic World 3, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is set to hit cinemas on 11 June 2021.

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Nick Jonas thrilled to be named GQ’s Most Stylish Man of 2018

Nick Jonas has been named GQ magazine’s Most Stylish Man of 2018.Editors at the publication have crowned the Close singer as the best-dressed man of the year, seeing him beat out the likes of actors like Dwayne Johnson, Rami Malek, Ryan Reynolds, Jeff …

Nick Jonas has been named GQ magazine’s Most Stylish Man of 2018.

Editors at the publication have crowned the Close singer as the best-dressed man of the year, seeing him beat out the likes of actors like Dwayne Johnson, Rami Malek, Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum, and Chadwick Boseman, as well as basketballer LeBron James and rapper A$AP Rocky.

Taking to Instagram to share the news of the prize, Nick posted a picture of him dressed in a cool denim jacket as a child and a collage of his latest red carpet ensembles, and in the caption, made some humorous comments about his “tireless commitment” to looking good.

“From back then to now. I’ve been focused on one thing, and one thing only… being stylish. Not just stylish… being the MOST stylish, and even though it took over 26 years I’m really happy to finally be recognised for this tireless commitment to being stylish,” he wrote. “@gq thank you… and you’re welcome. To my stylist @avoyermagyan (Avo Yermagyan) thank you… and you’re welcome. To all my fellow nominees… keep up the good work. May the style gods be ever in your favour next year. To the fans all over the world who voted for me please know I don’t take this honour lightly. I will wear this stylish crown with pride in my heart, all while in my well-tailored ‘fits’. Happy holidays everyone, and above all… Stay stylish.”

In a statement, a GQ spokesperson praised Nick’s ability to dress to suit any occasion, and gushed over the series of smart outfits he wore to his recent nuptials to his actress wife Priyanka Chopra in India.

“His wedding to Priyanka Chopra was practically its own never-ending fashion show with Jonas effortlessly slipping into-and between-custom tailored threads and traditional garb during the couple’s ceremonies. He’s a master of everyman style in its best form, the kind that average Joes can see, calculate, and repeat on their own terms,” they said.

Meanwhile, Nick’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle co-star Dwayne didn’t take his position in the rankings lightly and posted on Twitter to concede defeat.

“The @GQMagazine’s Most Stylish Man of 2018 comes down to big newlywed @nickjonas and the big, brown, bald dude – who’s divorced. Cue my Sinatra and kindly pour me a double, f**k it I’m going dark,” he joked.

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