J.J. Abrams Builds Wall To Prevent ‘Star Trek 2’ Leaks

Posted Friday, March 23rd, 2012 07:00 pm GMT -4 by

We knew director J.J. Abrams was upset about the photos and video that were leaked awhile back from his highly anticipated sequel ‘Star Trek 2’ (or if you prefer ‘Star Trek 12’). After all, even Zoe Saldana who plays Uhura mentioned this in her interview with MTV. But we didn’t know how angry he was until now.

Even with the high security measures that have already been implemented, Abrams was still unable to prevent the few photos that have already come out. He is so dead set on having no more leaks that he has built a blockage around the area where some outdoor location shooting is occurring. Don’t believe us? Well, here’s the photo proof below!

Great Wall of Trek for Star Trek 2 filming

Abrams ordered 30 large shipping containers (the kind you see at ship yards and harbors) and literally built his own “Great Wall of Trek” in an attempt to prevent paparazzi from taking any more unauthorized footage. Of course, this won’t deter them. Instead, they have taken it up as a challenge and have promised that photos of this shot will come soon even if they have to get a large ladder to get it.

I do have to admire Abrams for his attempt for secrecy but unless filming is taken onto a soundstage and all camera phones are confiscated, I don’t really know how you can completely stop anything from coming out.

So what do you think about Abrams’ attempts? Are the unauthorized photos and videos spoiling the anticipation of ‘Star Trek 2’ for you?

Source: Movie Web

  • I think they are shooting themselves in the foot. 
    These are Trekkies we are talking about here, you cant BUY better publicity and excitement! It would be much smarter to thinking about how to best passify those wanting to take pictures. Schedule some time to (unofficially) allow these images, in places and ways that can be used to advertise your product. Though the intrigue of these shots that are * unauthorized* may work better than anything else. Who knows this blockade may in itself just be another way to get attention?

    It works, I learned of the first in the reboot from the images that made him mad. I LOVE seeing the hard work and labor that goes into this stuff. Again, these are Trekkies, these are the nerds, and the geeks, and the guys that go to these movies. They also love this stuff, and you could never beat this kind of advertisement. 

    • Pippinsmokespipeweed

      completely disagree … JJ Abrams single biggest talent is keeping secrets and surprises.  To ruin anything ahead of time only hurts the final response to the film.  How much less exciting would Inception or Super 8 been if you had known everything early on.  I applaud Abrams for being the salmon swimming up stream against the twitter age and leaving the mystique and romance of films intact.  kudos mr. abrams.  … and yes, I am a Trekker.

  • TerilynnS

    Personally, I think it’s all just fluff. JJ is a master viral marketer. He just got you to post of picture of crates and STILL talk about his movie. It’s alllllll just part of the plan. 

  • I agree with Cory that Abrams might be shooting himself in the foot. The photos that were leaked make us Trek types feel better about the fact that it is finally being filmed, which leads to all sorts of excitement that gets spread for free through the fandom. In my view, if Abrams tries too hard to squelch this, he’ll just alienate the fans and the second film could be less successful than the first.

    As for spoilers, some of us like them, some of us don’t. If I don’t want to know, I don’t go where spoilers are. Right now, I’m thrilled to have seen the unofficial photos/videos, and hope that a few more are forthcoming. They’re good teasers and add dimension that the studio doesn’t give us in the official publicity.

    • Steve Whaley

      So you’re saying that some Trekkers might actually be less likely to go see this film if there aren’t any leaked photos or videos?  I have to completely disagree with that.  The second a trailer is available, we’ll all be waiting for tickets to go on sale.

  • BoogerFree

    Sheesh, it’s his movie, let him proceed as he desires. Get a grip people!

  • jess

    this is one way to get the trek’s in a frenzzy.

  • Pinhead2000

    This is the absolutely best way to build the Trek hysteria around the sequel. Well done J.J. You have us on pins and needles.

  • This is a cat and mouse game — the part where the cat has the mouse and is playing with it.

    Abrams and company don’t mind leaks that don’t give away too much of the plot…it builds hype.  But if too much of the plot gets out then the anticipation will be diminished somewhat…and that’s bad for business.

  • S_mullet90

     I don’t care. Not paying any attention, I’ll watch the movie but who cares about knowing stuff beforehand? It’s better if you dont.

  • earendil

    can people just leave him alone. gez the paparazzi sometimes.

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