More Photos From Star Trek Set – IMAX Camera Spotted February 24, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback
More leaked location shots have emerged from the set of JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel – from the same source as the first photos we reported on this morning. The new shots offer some different angles and moments from the same scene which was being filmed. One shot also confirms the use of an IMAX camera. Check them out below, but be warned of spoilers.
More Star Trek Sequel Images – IMAX camera spotted
More photos from a location shoot for the Star Trek sequel have emerged (see earlier article). These are from the same photo agency source, but have been published now on other sites. Here are a couple of shots of the fight between Spock and the movie’s villain (played by Benedict Cumberbatch).
And here is more of Zoe Saldana’s Uhura.
And here is a shot of Cumberbatch, Quinto and their stand-in (or stunt doubles), along with a shot of an IMAX camera. JJ Abrams had hinted before he would be using IMAX for the film, but this confirms it. It is likely that some scenes are done in IMAX but not the whole film. It is likely they are shooting just the big action sequences in IMAX, which is how it was done on the recent (JJ Abrams-produced) Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Of course it has already been announced that the Star Trek film will be released in regular format and 3D.
What have we learned?
While not definitive, there are a number of things we have learned from the photos and report:
There is a scene where the villain fights with Spock hand to hand, and villain appears able to avoid or escape from a Vulcan nerve pinch
Uhura also has a scene at the same location where she apparently fires a phaser at the villain
Cumberbatch’s villain character is a human or looks human (so clearly not a Klingon or other alien requiring prosthetic makeup)
Cumberbatch’s character (for at least this scene) is wearing some variant of a Starfleet uniform (although this does not confirm is is actually in Starfleet)
The fight scene takes place on something that uses Arabic numerals (so not alien)
The standard uniforms appear unchanged from the 2009 Star Trek film
The communicator prop appears to be the same or very similar as in the 2009 film; the phaser appears mostly the same but might have some changes
At least some scenes will be shot in IMAX