We've been having fun with the few leaked images we've seen from the set of the Star Trek sequel, but director J.J. Abrams can't seem to get over the fact that we've glimpsed them at all. It started with simple complaining about the leaks, but now it seems Abrams has taken matters into his own hands and built a blockade.
Abrams is big on secrets. He's probably second only to Christopher Nolan in keeping the details of his projects under wraps, so the idea that photo hunters are repeatedly making their way onto his Trek 2 set at Paramount Studios is bound to get him a little hot under the collar. Security was already tight when the first photos leaked, and the initial secrecy measures around his shoot didn't seem to be working, so Abrams got a little more ... flashy with his paparazzi defense strategy.
Apparently he ordered 30 large shipping containers (you know, the kind you see at harbors) to be lined up as a kind of Great Wall of Trek around an outdoor shooting location. No, really. We've even got a picture.
Of course, the paparazzi are only taking this as a greater challenge, so we can probably expect to see more leaks sometime soon. Until Abrams moves his shoot indoors and locks everyone in, it's doubtful he'll be able to keep anything completely under wraps, what with everyone walking around with a camera phone in their pocket and all. Still, his dedication to keeping the spoilers locked up is at least a little admirable.