Jurassic World: Dominion has reportedly hit its first roadblock since returning to production following the coronavirus lockdown.

The blockbuster sequel – which is filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England – is said to have stalled on its first day back on set after several of the crew tested positive for COVID-19.

Its understood none of the cast – which includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum and Chris Pratt – have tested positive, but that more than one crew member has.

Chaos theory: Jurassic World: Dominion has reportedly hit its first roadblock since returning to production following the coronavirus lockdown

Chaos theory: Jurassic World: Dominion has reportedly hit its first roadblock since returning to production following the coronavirus lockdown

Chaos theory: Jurassic World: Dominion has reportedly hit its first roadblock since returning to production following the coronavirus lockdown

A source told The Sun: ‘This was the last thing anyone expected so soon. Everyone was excited about getting things back up and running on set but this has totally derailed that.

‘There are millions and millions of pounds at stake here. Nobody wants more long delays.’

MailOnline has approached a rep for the movie for comment.

This comes just days after writer/director Colin Trevorrow told Empire how much of a ‘challenge’ this film was shaping up to be, but that the shutdown had also proven beneficial.

The blockbuster sequel - which is filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire - is said to have stalled on its first day back on set after several of the crew tested positive for COVID-19

The blockbuster sequel - which is filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire - is said to have stalled on its first day back on set after several of the crew tested positive for COVID-19

The blockbuster sequel – which is filming at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire – is said to have stalled on its first day back on set after several of the crew tested positive for COVID-19

It's understood none of the cast - which includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt [the latter are pictured in fifth film Fallen Kingdom] - have tested positive, but that more than one crew member has

It's understood none of the cast - which includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt [the latter are pictured in fifth film Fallen Kingdom] - have tested positive, but that more than one crew member has

It’s understood none of the cast – which includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt [the latter are pictured in fifth film Fallen Kingdom] – have tested positive, but that more than one crew member has

Having already shot some scenes in Canada in March, the director, 43, said: ‘For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown.

‘The shooting schedule really worked to our advantage – the first four weeks we put to film were mostly sequences with dinosaurs in them. So that allowed us to get a head start on VFX and workshop some of the newer elements without the pressure of a looming deadline.’

He went on to assure the publication: ‘I’m confident our [safety] guidelines will keep us safe. The hard part will be constructing a creative environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras roll, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the movie. That may take some practice.’

A source told The Sun: 'This was the last thing anyone expected so soon. Everyone was excited about getting things back up and running on set but this has totally derailed that'

A source told The Sun: 'This was the last thing anyone expected so soon. Everyone was excited about getting things back up and running on set but this has totally derailed that'

A source told The Sun: ‘This was the last thing anyone expected so soon. Everyone was excited about getting things back up and running on set but this has totally derailed that’

On the road again: Jurassic World: Dominion is implementing a 'drive-thru coronavirus test facility' as it prepares to resume filming next week [pictured are stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon and Chris Pratt]

On the road again: Jurassic World: Dominion is implementing a 'drive-thru coronavirus test facility' as it prepares to resume filming next week [pictured are stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon and Chris Pratt]

On the road again: Jurassic World: Dominion is implementing a ‘drive-thru coronavirus test facility’ as it prepares to resume filming next week [pictured are stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon and Chris Pratt]

The news of the positive crew members will be a slap in the face to the fans of Jurassic Park who rejoiced in the news that the sixth film in the franchise would be the first Hollywood juggernaut to get back to work amid the global health crisis.

So prepared for the post-lockdown world was the film that it had arranged for a ‘drive-thru coronavirus test facility’ as it prepared to resume filming this month.

With ‘rigorous safety protocols on-site’ in guidance with pandemic regulations, the drive-thru facility was understood to see everyone involved in the film going through it before gaining access to the sound-stage.

A source told The Sun: ‘This is the future of movies and hopefully it can prove successful. We need to get these productions back on track and fast.

‘There are millions of pounds at stake, and it’s going to take months to catch up so this solution seems a good way to put minds at rest.

‘Everyone on set, from the runners to the leading stars, will have to drive through the testing station — and only those who pass the checks will be allowed on set. One person showing symptoms somewhere like this could be totally catastrophic!’

Jurassic Park: Dominion is the sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, and began shooting in Canada earlier this year.

Access approved: 'Everyone on set, from the runners to the leading stars, will have to drive through the testing station — and only those who pass the checks will be allowed on set. One person showing symptoms somewhere like this could be totally catastrophic!' a source said

Access approved: 'Everyone on set, from the runners to the leading stars, will have to drive through the testing station — and only those who pass the checks will be allowed on set. One person showing symptoms somewhere like this could be totally catastrophic!' a source said

Access approved: ‘Everyone on set, from the runners to the leading stars, will have to drive through the testing station — and only those who pass the checks will be allowed on set. One person showing symptoms somewhere like this could be totally catastrophic!’ a source said

The park is (re)open: Jurassic World: Dominion is set to resume filming in 'early-mid July' in the UK - and will be the first movie to get back to work following the COVID-19 industry shutdown

The park is (re)open: Jurassic World: Dominion is set to resume filming in 'early-mid July' in the UK - and will be the first movie to get back to work following the COVID-19 industry shutdown

The park is (re)open: Jurassic World: Dominion is set to resume filming in ‘early-mid July’ in the UK – and will be the first movie to get back to work following the COVID-19 industry shutdown

Amid the global health crisis, the likes of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard were sent home and plans to fly them to the UK – where much of the movie was set to be shot at Pinewood Studios outside London – were put on hold.

In addition, returning Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill were also stopped from joining them, having signed on to the sequel to appear as a trio for the first time since the original 1993 film.

But Universal have confirmed that pre-production will commence next week and that filming will re-start on July 6.

Speaking to Deadline, an exec from Universal said: ‘The plan is for us to be shooting early-mid July.’ 

Back in business: The likes of Chris Pratt [pictured] and Bryce Dallas Howard were sent home and plans to fly them to the UK - where much of the movie was set to be shot at Pinewood Studios outside London - were put on hold back in March

Back in business: The likes of Chris Pratt [pictured] and Bryce Dallas Howard were sent home and plans to fly them to the UK - where much of the movie was set to be shot at Pinewood Studios outside London - were put on hold back in March

Back in business: The likes of Chris Pratt [pictured] and Bryce Dallas Howard were sent home and plans to fly them to the UK – where much of the movie was set to be shot at Pinewood Studios outside London – were put on hold back in March

Shut down: The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise began shooting in Canada earlier this year, but was halted when the global health crisis forced the majority of movie and TV productions into dormancy

Shut down: The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise began shooting in Canada earlier this year, but was halted when the global health crisis forced the majority of movie and TV productions into dormancy

Shut down: The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise began shooting in Canada earlier this year, but was halted when the global health crisis forced the majority of movie and TV productions into dormancy

The question on everyone's lips: Will the Dilophosaurus finally return to the franchise in Dominion?

The question on everyone's lips: Will the Dilophosaurus finally return to the franchise in Dominion?

The question on everyone’s lips: Will the Dilophosaurus finally return to the franchise in Dominion?

‘Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,’ the source went on. ‘We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment.

‘Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety.’

The executive added: ‘We will take direction from our medical team, but we’re confident that with the staggered scheduling and zones of talent and crew, along with a system of contact tracing, we can move forward with limited delay in production.’

This will please fans of the franchise who are expecting Jurassic World: Dominion to hit cinemas on 11 June 2021.

'We have  a T-Rex!' Returning Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill were also stopped from getting to work [pictured with the late Richard Attenborough in the original 1993 film]

'We have  a T-Rex!' Returning Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill were also stopped from getting to work [pictured with the late Richard Attenborough in the original 1993 film]

‘We have  a T-Rex!’ Returning Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill were also stopped from getting to work [pictured with the late Richard Attenborough in the original 1993 film]

Speaking to Deadline, an exec from Universal said: 'The plan is for us to be shooting early-mid July... implementing rigorous safety protocols on-site'

Speaking to Deadline, an exec from Universal said: 'The plan is for us to be shooting early-mid July... implementing rigorous safety protocols on-site'

Speaking to Deadline, an exec from Universal said: ‘The plan is for us to be shooting early-mid July… implementing rigorous safety protocols on-site’

Working from home: Director Colin Trevorrow has been working on editing footage already shot, from his home in the UK

Working from home: Director Colin Trevorrow has been working on editing footage already shot, from his home in the UK

Working from home: Director Colin Trevorrow has been working on editing footage already shot, from his home in the UK

Production has been delayed by around three months, with speculation rife that the sequel could face a late-summer release rather than an early-summer one.

The cast being flown out to the UK will also be required to undergo a two-week quarantine once arriving, before being allowed on set, as per the UK’s current travel rules.

Sam Neill – who will reprise his Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III role of Dr Alan Grant – said last month that the sets were built ‘ready and waiting’ for things to resume.

‘I should be going into Pinewood at 6AM,’ he told The Guardian in May. ‘All the sets are there, waiting. I can’t wait to get back to it.’

Life finds a way: Sam Neill - who will reprise his Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III role of Dr Alan Grant - said last month that the sets were built 'ready and waiting' for things to resume

Life finds a way: Sam Neill - who will reprise his Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III role of Dr Alan Grant - said last month that the sets were built 'ready and waiting' for things to resume

Life finds a way: Sam Neill – who will reprise his Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III role of Dr Alan Grant – said last month that the sets were built ‘ready and waiting’ for things to resume

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