Universal Pictures has become the latest film studio to suspend production on projects because of growing concerns about the coronavirus crisis. This includes the third movie in the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion, where production has been put on indefinite hiatus, Collider reports.
Universal shared a statement that it was halting production on the live-action feature, writing, "Universal Pictures’ live-action feature productions will ramp down and go on hiatus beginning this weekend. The studio continues to monitor the situation closely and will make a determination on when to restart production in the coming weeks."
Jurassic World: Dominion began shooting in London in February, but in light of the pandemic, execs opted to delay the shoot indefinitely for the safety of all involved. Also affected is Universal's sports drama Flint Strong, starring Ice Cube and Ryan Destiny.
Universal pictures follows other major studios such as Disney and MGM Studios in a move that will reportedly cos the film industry billions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hollywood could take a $20 billion hit due to the coronavirus.