Paramount Pictures will release the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ “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.
Meanwhile, online games publisher Perfect World Entertainment has announced that the latest update for the free-to-play MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Star Trek Online is now live. (Read: Star Trek Online Season 7: New Romulus Goes Live)
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 crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film, believes Paramount.
“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.