Sam Neill Reveals Set Photo From “Jurassic World: Dominion”
We were living in a completely different world when it was revealed that Jurassic Park‘s original trio was returning for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Park: Dominion. Not only did we learn that Laura Dern’s Dr. Ellie Sattler, Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant, and Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm were all set to return, but that their roles would be sizable. This marked the first time the trio has been together since they starred in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original Jurassic Park. The last time Dern appeared amongst the dinos was a brief cameo in Jurassic Park III (Neill starred in that film), while Goldblum appeared in 1997’s The Lost World and made a brief cameo in 2018’s Fallen Kingdom.
Then the pandemic hit and productions across the globe were shuttered, including Dominion, which was four weeks into shooting. The world changed, almost as dramatically as if dinosaurs had been resurrected to walk amongst us (somehow, this make-believe scenario is actually far less dangerous than our reality). Yet production on Dominion has re-started, and Dr. Grant himself has shared a photo to prove it. Sam Neill took to Twitter to share an image of his most iconic prop from his tenure playing Dr. Grant—that beat-up hat.
Hello old friend. #JurassicWorld #JurassicPark @LauraDern #JeffGoldblum @BryceDHoward @prattprattpratt @amblin @colintrevorrow pic.twitter.com/UQbctvqjdx
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 4, 2020
Neill and his old pals join stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the final film of this most recent trilogy. The little we know about the plot of Dominion—that it’s likely the dinosaurs escape Isla Nublar and hit the mainland—is almost made up for by knowing they’re back to production. Recently, Trevorrow revealed that Dominion boasts the most animatronic dinosaurs of any film in the franchise. For proof, early this year he revealed this painfully adorable baby triceratops.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) February 17, 2020
Jurassic World: Dominion was co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising). It’s slated for a June 11, 2021 release.
Featured image: Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern and Sam Neill watch dinosaur eggs hatch in a scene from the film ‘Jurassic Park’, 1993. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)