After months of rumor and speculation, Star Trek Beyond finally begins principal photography today in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cover photo via @lelizab
With the cast arriving in town over the past week, it became clear that production on the new film was about to commence. And while there has been other evidence that indicated that filming would start today, a tweet posted yesterday indicates that production will start with a location shoot:
— laurie (@lelizab) June 24, 2015
As noted here, “Washington” is the working title the production is using. Working titles have been used by the two previous Star Trek films as well, and are generally used to keep as much of a film’s details under wraps as possible.
Squamish is an area outside of Vancouver that features boulders that are very popular with hikers and rock-climbing enthusiasts. Have a look here for more about the community and here for information about bouldering.
Star Trek Beyond, a film directed by Justin Lin from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, will hit the big screen July 8, 2016.
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