Now that we’re done, at least for a while, with the whole William Shatner cameo saga, we have some actual facts to report regarding Star Trek 3. First of all, while the upcoming sequel will mostly be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, some of it will in fact be lensed in Seoul, South Korea. And it looks like Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, TRON: Legacy) will be joining writer/director Roberto Orci behind the camera.
This marks the first time a Star Trek movie has ever been shot digitally. Hit the jump for more on Star Trek 3. The film is expected to shoot early next year for a release in the summer of 2016.
According to TrekMovie Miranda will replace prior Trek lenser Daniel Mindel, who is currently shooting Star Wars: Episode VII with director J.J. Abrams:
Unlike Star Trek Into Darkness, which retained most of the behind-the-scenes team from the 2009 Star Trek movie, Roberto Orci’s 2016 Star Trek film will feature some new faces. Part of this is Bob putting his signature on the film and part of it is due to how some of the people who worked the last two Trek films are working with JJ Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII.
TrekMovie also goes on to mention that some of the film will be shot in Seoul, South Korea (while maintaining a base in the more traditional shooting city of Vancouver). Seoul Mayor Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon confirmed this on his Facebook page.
“Today I met with Jeffrey Chernov, producer of Star Trek 3, at the Paramount Pictures Studio and agreed to film a portion of the upcoming movie in Seoul.”
None of this is really earth shattering, but it’s interesting that the new Trek film will likely look a bit different than the last two as Orci seeks to put his stamp on it.