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Zachary Quinto

Filming begins in Dubai for new movie 'Star Trek Beyond'

Looking for a "vertical city" to stand in for a futuristic world, actors and filmmakers involved in the film "Star Trek Beyond" ended up among the gleaming towers of Dubai.

"We came searching for the future and found it," said Jeffrey Chernov, one of the film's executive producers.

"Star Trek Beyond," the third movie in the reboot of the science-fiction series, is the latest film to be partially shot in the United Arab Emirates.

Others drawn here include filmmakers like J.J. Abrams, who helmed the last two "Star Trek" films and shot parts of the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in Abu Dhabi. The city was...