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After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until an impending volcanic eruption threatens to end them. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs.
She recruits Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park, to help her rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island. Owen also tries to find Blue, the last remaining of the four raptors he trained, but he and Claire learn about a conspiracy that could result in dinosaurs becoming the Earth’s dominant animals once again.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, as well as the second installment of a planned Jurassic World trilogy.
The film features Derek Connolly and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow both returning as writers, with Trevorrow and original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg acting as executive producers. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, located off Central America’s Pacific Coast. Filming took place from February to July 2017 in England and Hawaii.
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and B. D. Wong will reprise their roles from the previous film, with James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, and Isabella Sermon joining the cast. Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original film and its 1997 sequel. Universal Pictures has scheduled the film to be released in the United States on June 22, 2018. A sequel is set to be released on June 11, 2021.
About the Filming
Filming began at Langley Business Centre in Slough, England, on February 23, 2017. A majority of filming in England was to take place at Pinewood Studios. Production also took place in Hawaii, which was used as a primary filming location. Scenes shot in Hawaii were set on Isla Nublar, the fictional island featured in the first and fourth films. Scenes were also shot at Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. The film features more dinosaurs than any previous film in the series. Animatronics were used to depict many of the dinosaurs. Spielberg was shown scenes from the film during production and he offered his opinions to Bayona.
In April 2017, scenes were filmed at East Berkshire College in Berkshire, England. Later that month, filming took place at Hartland Park—formerly the Pyestock jet engine test site—in Fleet, Hampshire, England. Scenes were scheduled to be filmed on sets at Hawley Common, also in Hampshire. On May 10, 2017, it was reported that scenes were being filmed at Rock Barracks military base, near Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Goldblum began filming his scenes on the same day. On May 24, 2017, scenes were shot at Hampshire’s Blackbushe Airport, which stood in as an American airfield. Filming in the United Kingdom concluded on June 9, 2017. Up to that point, Trevorrow was present as an on-set writer for each day of production so he could aid Bayona with any possible script changes. Goldblum shot his scenes at Pinewood Studios, and concluded his shoot on the last day of filming in the United Kingdom.
Filming in Hawaii began on June 13, 2017. On June 21, 2017, filming began at Heʻeia Kea Small Boat Harbor in Heʻeia, Hawaii. More than half of the harbor was closed for filming, which required the use of smoke machines. Scenes were scheduled to be shot at the harbor throughout the end of the month. On June 22, 2017, the film’s official title was announced as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
At the time, filming was underway at Kualoa Ranch on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. On July 7, 2017, filming took place at Oahu’s Hālona Blowhole. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were seen on the ocean beach during filming of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Filming concluded on July 8, 2017. Bayona said that making the film was the biggest challenge of his life.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Justice Smith, Daniel Stisen, Michael Papajohn
Screenplay by: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
Production Design by: Andy Nicholson
Cinematography by: Oscar Faura
Film Editing by: Bernat Vilaplana
Costume Design by: Sammy Sheldon
Set Decoration by: Tina Jones, Carolyn ‘Cal’ Loucks
Art Direction by: Guy Bradley, Andrew Max Cahn, Anthony Caron-Delion, Jason Knox-Johnston, Renate Nicolaisen, Marco Anton Restivo, Matt Wynne
Music by: Michael Giacchino
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: June 22, 2018