If you're excited to see some awesome footage of J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness, you will be happy to know that Paramount Pictures will be releasing nine minutes of footage from the film in 3D at IMAX theaters on December 14th!
This isn't the first time we've seen something like this for a film; it's been done for The Dark Knight, Avatar, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. It's always been fun attending these things, and I'll definitely be hitting up the Star Trek Into Darkness preview. I'm incredibly excited to see what happens in the next chapter of the story!
The movie is set to be released on May 17th, 2013. It was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof, and it stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller.
From the Press Release:
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.