The film Jurassic World: Dominion is being shot in Malta with a smaller crew due to the flare-up of the corona virus on the island, film producer Universal Studios reports Wednesday. The announcement follows reports from local media that four employees have become infected with COVID-19.
The decision will see around 200 more people working on the third Jurassic World film through September, about half of what was originally planned. In total, the shooting of the film costs 168 million euros.
MaltaToday wrote on August 11 that four employees of the film tested positive for the corona virus. They, like the people with whom they have been in contact, have gone into isolation. Universal does not report in a statement about the infections in the workforce.
A peak in the number of infections has been reported in Malta this month. Currently, 677 people are infected on the island, which has more than 400,000 inhabitants. All nightclubs, discotheques, concert halls and sports clubs are closed by order of the government.
It’s not the first setback for Jurassic World: Dominion . The shooting of the film was halted after two weeks in February due to the corona crisis. Work could not resume until July. The film should be released in June next year.