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New Jurassic World Movie Gets Warning From Thai Government About Filming

The production in Thailand will only be a month long, but the Jurassic crew gets a warning from government.


Jurassic World fans only have a year until the newest addition to the Jurassic franchise arrives in theaters. The new installment will act as a reboot of the series, featuring three teens and three adults trying to survive the island, and star Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Bailey, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Rupert Friend, and Luna Blaise.

The movie is set to shoot in Thailand as well as studios in Malta and the United Kingdom, with the filming in Thailand scheduled to start this week and run through mid-July. Locations across the country include Bangkok, Trang, Phang Nga, Phuket and Chiang Mai. Additionally, the Huai To Waterfall, within the Khao Phanom Bencha National Park.

Thailand's Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Plant Conservation director-general, Atthaphon Charoenchansa said Thailand was "honored" to host the filming, but warned about the the need to not disrupt the natural environment.

"It is strictly required that they comply with relevant laws and regulations, and must not affect and damage natural resources and the environment," Charoenchansa said. He added that he hoped the filming activities would be environment friendly, with equipment used in the creation of outdoor settings not affecting the environment and causing the least impact on the environment.

25 years ago, southern Thailand hosted the production of the Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle The Beach, directed by Danny Boyle. The production led to over-tourism at Phi Phi Island and the closure of Maya Bay for several years while the beaches and landscape recovered.

Charoenchansa said that most scenes will be filmed in a studio or using CGI and hopes it wouldn't be too invasive. The authorities were informed of props to be used, such as artificial rocks, and were assured that "nature will be left untouched."

This will be the seventh Jurassic Park installment that started with the Steven Spielberg-directed film in 1993, which spun out two sequels. It also led to the three-film Jurassic World franchise from 2015.

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