Monday, 27 February 2012

Sherlock VS Spock? - Star Trek filming commences


WARNING: this post may contain spoilers.

Filming is well underway on the new Star Trek film  in the franchise’s ‘reboot series’. Renound actor Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as a big bad villain in the new film, and recent filming reports show photos of the Sherlock star shooting a fight scene between his character and Spock (played by Zachary Quinto, Heroes) and Lieutenant Uhura (played by Zoe Saldana, Avatar).

Director JJ Abrams was seen on set choreographing and directing this epic fight scene, which took place on top of a 180-degree-rotating Space Barge set with a green screen backdrop. Interestingly, Cumberbatch appears to be wearing a variation of the Star Fleet uniform, with black shirt instead of the usual red, blue and yellows.

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Zoe Saldana said of the leaked on-set pictures: “J.J. was very upset, I have to say that. It's not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it's such a bummer because it only hurts them by stealing away the surprise.”

The next Star Trek movie is due for release in 2013 and also stars Simon Pegg as “Scotty” (previoulsy played The Editor in Doctor Who ‘The Long Game’, Shaun of the Dead, Paul) and Chris Pine (ER, CSI Miami).

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