- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:32
You won't have to wait until May of 2013 to get a look at the Star Trek sequel to the 2009 hit. Next month, IMAX 3D theaters will be showing the first 9-minutes of J.J. Abrams highly-anticipated STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS starting December 14th.Trekkies will get a first-look at the movie in the highest quality with 500 digital IMAX 3D theaters projecting footage from the first few minutes of the film months prior to STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' release (May 2013). The move is related to the fact that sequences from the film were shot using IMAX cameras. According to the Paramount press release, the high-resolution cameras captured several sequences with "unprecedented crispness and clarity" that will expand to fill more of the screen, "putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film."
The release of the 9-minute preview coincides with the release of another eagerly-awaited movie -- Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14, and will most likely play ahead of that movie.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and John Cho reprise their roles of the beloved Star Trek characters. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.
Read more about the news from the Paramount Pictures press release:
- WORLD PREMIERE EXTENDED PREVIEW OF J. J. ABRAMS’ "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" TO DEBUT IN IMAX 3D ON DECEMBER 14th
THE FIRST 9-MINUTES FROM THE ANTICIPATED SEQUEL WILL BE RELEASED EXCLUSIVELY IN DIGITAL IMAX 3D THEATRES WORLDWIDE
HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 14, 2012) – Paramount Pictures will release the first 9-minutes from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” exclusively in IMAX 3D months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013. This first-look at the movie will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning December 14th.
“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation, marks the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX.
“Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Their use of the IMAX® Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike, and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster.”
To further the IMAX experience, “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences. Exclusively in IMAX theaters, sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill more of the screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film.
“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.