Filmed in Utah

Sometimes, when watching a film, you will see an expansive shot of desert scenery on screen. And sometimes, what you’re actually looking at is Southern Utah. Film and television crews routinely film in areas such as Monument Valley, Moab, and Zion National Park. Sometimes the finished product conveys the spirit of the Old West – like in Once Upon a Time in the West – and sometimes it paints a picture of an alien landscape – like in Star Trek. Here’s a list of some of the most recent movies filmed in Utah, in case you were wondering:

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Locations: La Sal Junction, Hole in the Rock
Production company: Paramount Pictures
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor

Need for Speed (2014)
Location: Dead Horse Point
Production company: DreamWorks SKG
Director: Scott Waugh
Starring: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots

The Lone Ranger (2013)
Locations: Fossil Point and surrounding area, Highway 279, Goldbar Campground, Professor Valley
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner

After Earth (2013)
Locations: Fossil Point and surrounding area
Production company: Columbia Pictures
Director: M. Knight Shyamalan
Starring: Jaden Smith, Will Smith, David Denman

Guns, Girls and Gambling (2012)
Locations: Seven Mile Canyon and surrounding area
Production company: Incognito Pictures
Director: Michael Winnick
Starring: Christian Slater, Powers Booth, Dane Cook

John Carter (2012)
Locations: Lake Powell, Hanksville, Fossil Point and surrounding area, Dead Horse Point and surrounding area, Highway 279, Fisher Towers
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe

127 Hours (2010)
Locations: Blue John Canyon, Horseshoe Canyon, Sand Flats Recreation Area, Green River, Moab Regional Hospital
Production company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara

Star Trek (2009)
Location: San Rafael Swell
Production company: Paramount Pictures
Director: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg

2016-11-01T14:59:20+00:00 October 15th, 2016|Entertainment|