2009's Star Trek became the first film in the franchise to be shown in IMAX (though plans had been made in the late '90s to make a Star Trek IMAX film set in the "Next Generation" era). The film even led to a controversy involving IMAX and comedian Aziz Ansari. Director J.J. Abrams went on to produce Brad Bird's live-action directorial debut Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol which featured sequences filmed in IMAX. When asked if he himself would film sequences in IMAX, Abrams answered, "I would love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I’m a huge fan." One of yesterday's set photos revealed that the Star Trek sequel will be filmed at least partially in IMAX, as an IMAX camera was spotted on set.
So far there has been no official announcement from either Paramount or IMAX that this newest Star Trek film will be featured in IMAX, but now that this discovery has been made, a press release will most likely be issued very soon (hopefully with the film's final title included). Are you ready to see the Final Frontier in IMAX?
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