Filming of a new 'Jurassic World' movie will take place in Hertfordshire.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Sky Studios Elstree in Hertfordshire.Sky Studios Elstree in Hertfordshire. (Image: Chris Lobina for Sky Studios Elstree)

The next instalment of the Jurassic dinosaur franchise is set for the state-of-the-art Sky Studios Elstree, in the borough of Hertsmere.

Sky Group CEO Dana Strong announced this week that filming of NBCUniversal’s 'Jurassic 4' will take place at the Sky Studios site, which is situated off the A1 Barnet By-Pass at Borehamwood and just four miles south of the M25 at South Mimms.

Although cast and plot details aren't known yet, filming of the all-new Jurassic era movie will begin filming at Sky Studios Elstree later this year.

The dinosaur blockbuster is due to hit cinema screens in the summer of 2025, according to Universal Pictures' future releases on its website.

A new 'Jurassic World' movie would become the seventh instalment of the Jurassic series in total.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard starred in the previous movie, Jurassic World Dominion, alongside original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt records a broadcast clip after delivering his Budget at the Houses of Parliament.Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt records a broadcast clip after delivering his Budget at the Houses of Parliament. (Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire)

Earlier this week the Chancellor confirmed a 40 per cent relief on business rates for eligible film and TV studios, for a ten-year period until 2034, which is a boost for Hertfordshire's newest studios.

Managers at Sky Studios Elstree are currently waiting for planning permission for the proposed new northern site between Rowley Lane and the A1.

Hertsmere Borough Council is due to make its decision on the Sky Studios Elstree North expansion plans this year.

Following Jeremy Hunt's Spring Budget on Wednesday, Sky Group CEO Dana Strong said: “We’re delighted that the Chancellor called ‘Cut’ today on TV and film studio business rates, providing vital tax relief to enable the UK’s world-class film and TV production sector to continue to thrive. 

“Today’s announcement brings confidence to the sector, unlocking job opportunities whilst providing a stable foundation for the investments of tomorrow in the UK, such as our proposal for Sky Studios Elstree North and the filming of NBCUniversal’s Jurassic 4.”

If approved, Sky Studios Elstree North is expected to create 2,000 jobs and bring an additional £2bn of production spend into the UK in the first five years alone.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Inside Sky Studios Elstree Sound Stage 2Inside Sky Studios Elstree Sound Stage 2 (Image: Chris Lobina for Sky Studios Elstree)

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Inside Sky Studios Elstree Sound Stage 1.Inside Sky Studios Elstree Sound Stage 1. (Image: Chris Lobina)

The newly-opened Sky Studios Elstree has already created thousands of jobs, according to Sky.

The studios played host to the feature film adaptation of hit Broadway and West End musical Wicked starring Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo and Jeff Goldblum, and the latest Paddington sequel, Paddington 3, now officially titled Paddington in Peru.

A Sky Studios statement said: "Later this year we look forward to also welcoming Jurassic to film its fourth instalment of the hit franchise."



NBCUniversal’s as-yet-untitled 'Jurassic World 4' movie follows 2022's Jurassic World Dominion and is expected to feature a whole new cast of characters alongside fearsome dinosaurs.


Welwyn Hatfield Times: Jurassic World: Dominion came out in 2022Jurassic World: Dominion came out in 2022 (Image: 2022 Universal Studios, Amblin Entertainment, Inc. and Perfect Universe Investment Inc.)

Jurassic World Dominion, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, concluded the sequel trilogy to Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park, the other movies being Jurassic World in 2015 — which took $1.7 billion at the global box office — and 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. 

Fallen Kingdom grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, and the franchise as a whole has taken more than $6 billion at the worldwide box office.

The Jurassic Park trilogy includes 1993's Jurassic Park, sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III.

The new Jurassic World reboot is currently scheduled for release on July 2, 2025, in America.

When the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the final sound stage at Sky Studios Elstree in March 2023, Sky Studios chief executive officer Cécile Frot-Coutaz said: “Sky Studios Elstree will create thousands of jobs and will boost the UK’s creative industry at a time when it is needed most.

"It will become the new creative home for bold and unmissable Sky Original series as well as Hollywood blockbusters from NBCUniversal."