Latest Star Trek film­ing in Dubai

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Shoot­ing has be­gun in Dubai on Star Trek Be­yond, the third film in the re­boot of the science-fic­tion se­ries.

Author­i­ties in Dubai shut down Sheikh Zayed Rd., the nor­mally busy main artery, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fri­day for the shoot. A he­li­copter filmed along the road, lined with tall build­ings and the Dubai Metro.

Ac­tors in­volved in Star Trek Be­yond, di­rected by Justin Lin, ar­rived in Dubai sev­eral days ago. The film is set for re­lease next July.

Dubai’s Burj Khal­ifa sky­scraper played a star­ring role in 2011’s Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble — Ghost Pro­to­col. J.J. Abrams, who helmed the last two Star Trek films, shot parts of the up­com­ing Star Wars: Episode VII in Abu Dhabi. The city was also a lo­ca­tion for the most re­cent Fast & Fu­ri­ous movie in­stal­ment.

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