The third film in the ‘Jurassic World’ trilogy and sixth in the franchise has officially started production. With work on the film commencing the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow has announced a new title ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’.
J.A. Bayona directed the last film in the series ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ which was set three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that’s about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet with dinosaurs now living amongst humans. The name of ‘Dominion’ suggests this third film will follow the fall-out of the escaped dino’s.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning to the pic that also sees’s ‘Jurassic Park’ stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum return to reprise their roles from the first half of the franchise. Previously Dern returned to her role as Dr. Ellie Sattler and Neill reprised his Dr. Alan Grant role in 2001’s ‘Jurassic Park III’. Goldblum returned to his role as Ian Malcolm in 1997’s ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, and again briefly in 2018’s ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.
The franchise started a series that has grossed a cumulative total in excess of $5 billion globally and expanded into the worlds of video games, toys, novels, animated LEGO series and theme park attractions.
Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow return to be executive producers, while Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing. ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ scribe Emily Carmichael has penned the script for the third instalment with Trevorrow.