Set Jetting to the Filming Locations of 12 Iconic Sci-Fi Movies

August 15, 2014 4:07 PM

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Set Jetting to the Filming Locations of 12 Iconic Sci-Fi Movies

Capturing the atmosphere of a place can be one of cinema's most powerful qualities. One way to achieve this is by shooting on location, although when the location is a planet in a distant galaxy that might be a little ambitious. But some directors have made exceptionally creative use of the strange diversity of landscapes found on earth, integrating them into their otherworldly films in fascinating ways. Here are 12 of the best uses of real-world settings in sci-fi films, as chosen by the Hopper team.

Jagged pillars of rock rise from this fantastical landscape of crags and forest, reaching as high as 3,500 feet. Suspension bridges cross chasms and the more adventurous can rappel down into the dark, cool depths of gorges and canyons. The scene is especially mystical when fog descends, swathing eve...

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