Report: Filming of “Jurassic Park” prequel on isle to begin in July

LIHU’E, Hawaii (AP) — The third film in the “Jurassic Park” series will begin

filming on Kaua’i later this summer, according to a published report.

The

Honolulu Star-Bulletin cited an Amblin Entertainment official as saying three

weeks of filming will begin on the island in late July or mid-August.

The

paper did not identify that official, who said a formal announcement will be

made by next week.

The source said location scouting on Kaua’i and O’ahu

has been completed and directorial and technical scouting will wrap this

weekend.

The new movie follows the blockbusters “Jurassic Park” and “The

Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Those films earned more than $1.5 billion

worldwide.

Amblin’s Steven Spielberg will produce the film with Universal

Pictures.

It’s unclear whether the new film will be a prequel to “Jurassic

Park” or “The Lost World.” There is no word yet on casting or a title, although

the possibilities include “Embryo: Jurassic Park,” “Extinction” and “End of

Chaos.”

The script will be written by “Jurassic Park” author Michael

Crichton, who lives part-time on Kaua’i.

The original “Jurassic Park”

filmed about three weeks on Kaua’i and one day on O’ahu. The production company

spent about $4.5 million in Hawai’i.

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