James Cameron’s sequel of Avatar 2 and Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings TV show can resume their filming as New Zealand sets new guidelines for the movies and TV production. The filming for both Avatar 2 and The Lord of The Rings could resume their filming in New Zealand. Both these projects are among those impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Avatar 2 and Lord of the Rings filming delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
The filming was forced to shut down when the virus took a turn for the worse back in March. Avatar 2 is being done remotely from the home because of this corona pandemic and the makers are waiting to resume its live-action photography in New Zealand. However, on the other hand, Lord of the Rings had barely started filming before the shutdown, so it has been stuck in a holding pattern ever since.
Filming will be resumed soon
Now, at the current situation, Hollywood is hoping to resume the operations sometimes towards the end of this summer. Even Disney is staying non-committal about setting a definite time table for when its Marvel movies could begin their filming again.
Outside the United States, countries like the Czech Republic have deemed it safe enough to get its movie and TV productions up and going again under their newly instated health regulations. New Zealand has likewise taken some steps to get filming in region underway once more.
Now, according to some reports, the New Zealand Film Commission has confirmed some film and TV productions are already safe underway in the country, in accordance with the health and safety protocols endorsed by its government.
Those regulations include requiring productions in the country including movies like Avatar sequels and Lord of the Rings show to register with portal ScreenSafe, as a way of allowing the Ministry of Health and Worksafe to better monitor the coronavirus presence and track those who have come into contact with infected individuals.