The past few months saw a number of films having to halt their productions in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, it seems things are looking up on that front as several movies have resumed filming, not only in New Zealand, but also in the UK.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the UK government has announced that “a limited number of essential cast and crew” will be allowed to travel to the UK without needing to be quarantined. This rule applies as long as those travelling live and work in controlled “bubbled” environments such as their filming locations and accommodations.
“The world’s biggest blockbusters and high-end TV shows are made in Britain,” said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden. “Our creativity, expertise and highly successful tax reliefs for our screen industries means that we are an in demand location that in turn delivers a great return for our economy.
“We want the industry to bounce back and exempting small numbers of essential cast and crew from quarantine is part of our continued commitment to getting cameras rolling safely again. This is welcome news not just for film lovers but the thousands employed across the screen industries and the sectors it supports.”
Films that will soon be able to resume filming in the UK include Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Mission: Impossible 7, Fantastic Beasts 3, Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, Sony’s live-action Cinderella, and Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.