Director JJ Abrams has wrapped production on his second Star Trek movie. Today marks the final day for principal photography for the Star Trek sequel, and it just happens to fall on the three-year anniversary of the release of Abrams first Star Trek film.
Star Trek sequel wraps
May 8, 2012 is the final day for production on JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel. TrekMovie had confirmed this info earlier, but this afternoon co-producer/writer Roberto Orci made it official commenting on the TrekMovie talkback…
And… That’s a wrap!
Filming was wrapped on location in Northern California. The sequel production started on January 12th, 2012 and the team were able to wrap it up (on schedule) in just under four months. For comparison, Abrams was able to shoot the sequel in two weeks less than his first Star Trek, however that film’s production spanned through the Christmas 2007 holidays so there was a break in the middle.
And Orci isn’t the only one marking the day. Earlier today Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Mr. Scott, seemed a bit wistful as he sent out the following tweet:
And this evening, Quinto (Mr. Spock) sent out this image tweet.
UPDATE: Later in the evening (presumably after he finished), Pegg sent out the following:
Now to post-production
Now begins over a year of post-production, which is an extra-long time even for a big summer movie. While JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek film had almost fifteen months of post-production, that was due to Paramount changing the release date while the film was in production (from Christmas 2008 to May 8, 2009), giving them over four extra months.
Its worth noting that many aspects of what are considered post-production have already been going on for this sequel. Some of the ILM effects work even began back in the fall of 2011 before production started (you don’t need any actors to do space shots). And editors Mary Joe Markey and Maryann Brandon have at work in the editing room since January. But there are still other aspects of post-production which are yet to start, such as Michael Giacchino recording the score. But they all have plenty of time to get the final product they want.
And to Promotion…Teaser? Comic Con?
Soon we will pass the one year left to go mark for the film so there is still a while to go to promote the film, but this summer could still see some promotional moments. Co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof has stated that the team hopes to show "something" at San Diego Comic Con in July. Also, some films have teaser trailers released in the previous summer so it would not be a surprise if we saw something for Star Trek this summer. The first teaser for the last Star Trek movie came out in January 2008 which was 11 months ahead of the release (it came out before the date was changed).
The (still untitled) Star Trek sequel (in 2D and 3D) warps into theaters on May 17th, 2013. So stay tuned to TrekMovie.com to keep up with all the latest on the Star Trek sequel for the next year.
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