Jurassic World 4 will be filmed in Thailand, Malta and the United Kingdom

Thai officials warn dinosaur film not to harm natural environment

Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World 4” is set to capitalize on locations in Thailand as well as studios in Malta and the United Kingdom.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Patrick Crawley, the film is expected to star Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Bailey, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Mahershala Ali, Rupert Friend, Luna Blaze, and David Iacono.

The Jurassic Park series began with the film directed by Spielberg in 1993, and he produced two more films in 1997 and 2001. It also led to the three-film Jurassic World series in 2015.

From a screenplay by David Koepp, the new film is described as “a brand new take that launches a new Jurassic era, following three adults and three teenagers stranded on the island.” The new film is also tagged as “Jurassic World 4” and “Jurassic City.”

The Thai unit’s month-long production was confirmed by the director-general of the country’s Ministry of Tourism, Gaturun Phakdiwanit. He said production will take place from June 13 to July 16 in locations including Bangkok, Trang, Phang Nga, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Additionally, the Huai To Waterfall, within Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in Krabi Province, is expected to take a week to complete.

The production is expected to generate an economic benefit worth 650 million baht ($18 million) for the country, through equipment rental, accommodation, venue rental, transportation and catering services, the official said. The picture is also expected to seek domestic support through Thailand’s 20% production spending rebate system that is open to international films spending more than THB 100 ($2.75 million) in the country.

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It is not clear which cast members will be in Thailand. Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Kennedy/Marshall did not respond to repeated inquiries. diverse.

Thai Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Patcharaphat Wongsuwan said Thailand was “honoured” to host the filming. However, he also warned of environmental damage. “It is strictly required that they abide by relevant laws and regulations, and must not affect or damage natural resources and the environment,” Wongsuwan said in a statement posted on the National Parks Department’s Facebook page.

About 25 years ago, southern Thailand hosted a production of Danny Boyle’s Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach. This led to over-tourism on Phi Phi Island and the closure of Maya Bay for several years while the beaches and landscape recovered.

Production is set to follow in Malta, facilitated by Latina Productions and Malta Film Studios, between July and September, with Sky Studios Elstree following, through Saga Productions. Delivery of the completed film, produced by Kennedy/Marshall, Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures, is scheduled for release on July 2, 2025.

Other key positions on the crew include cinematographer John Matheson, AD Jack Ravenscroft, and casting director Gina Jay.

Sarah Scott, executive vice president of production development, and executive creative director of production development Jacqueline Jarrell are overseeing the project for Universal.

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