Sam Neill ready to face off against dinosaurs as he begins filming for Jurassic World sequel

Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, 1993.
Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, 1993.
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  • Sam Neill is getting ready to face off against some dinosaurs.
  • The actor will reprise his role as Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic World: Dominion.
  • Filming on the sequel resumed in the UK in July after it was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sam Neil is picking up an old hat as he heads back to work as Dr Alan in Jurassic World: Dominion.

Sam, alongside Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, will reprise the roles they played in the original film, Jurassic Park, 26 years ago. This will be the first time the trio appear together again in the same film.

In the original film, Laura and Sam played paleontologists, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant. Jeff played mathematician Ian Malcolm.

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On Sunday Neil wrote on Twitter: "Hold onto your hats — gettin' my old one back on this week and facing off dinosaurs once again. Best yet. Excited and terrified — these things will kill ya."


According to The Wrap filming on the movie resumed in July in the UK after the production was shut down in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In July Bryce Dallas Howard who reprises her role as Claire Dearing shared pictures of the bruises on her arms and legs from the stunts she is doing.

"Raise your hands if you're happy to be doing stunts again!" she wrote on Twitter.

She also shared a picture of her and Chris Pratt who returns as Owen Grady on set.


Other cast members include Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Isabella Sermon and BD Wong.

The film is set to be released in June 2021.

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