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TrekMovie already broke the news that JJ Abrams and team are seriously considering shooting part of the Star Trek sequel in Hawaii. Now a report confirms that Hawaii film commissioners were at Paramount last week to discuss the possible shoot. More details below.
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Earlier this week TrekMovie broke the news that JJ Abrams had flown to Hawaii to scout possible locations for the Star Trek sequel, to be used as part of an alien jungle location. Today the Honolulu Advertiser has confirmed our story and has some additional details, noting that scouts visited three of Hawaii’s islands in late summer: Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.
According to the report, Honolulu Film Commissioner Walea Constantinau and Hawaii Film Commissioner Georja Skinner were in Los Angeles last week to meet with a number of studios regarding possible productions in Hawaii, including a meeting at Paramount about the Star Trek sequel. The report also confirmed TrekMovie’s report that while Hawaii was being seriously considered, a decision had not yet been made. Commissioner Constantinau is quoted about Star Trek saying:
The filmmakers were interested in shooting here. It was at a very early stage. They are not ready. It is still in development. Everybody got all excited about something that is exploratory.
It’s all kind of a moving landscape. We hope they are still thinking of us.
Of course the Star Trek creative team are very familiar with shooting in Hawaii. Hawaii was home for almost all of the production for Lost, which was executive produced by Star Trek producers JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. Hawaii is also home to Hawaii Five-O, which is executive produced by Star Trek co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman .
JJ Abrams Lost shot in Hawaii – may be returning for Star Trek sequel
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