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Star Trek 2 Preview Planned For IMAX
It'll play before The Hobbit

15 November 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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JJ Abrams and Chris Pine on the set of Star Trek (2009)

Given the strong deflector shields that director/producer JJ Abrams has thrown up around Star Trek Into Darkness, nothing has been seen from the movie aside from some leaked set images and the jokey, blink-and-you-missed-it “footage reveal” he brought to Conan O’Brien’s show (you can see that below). Now, to reward cinemagoers for their patience, Paramount is releasing nine minutes of the film in front of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey from December 14 in the US and December 13 here in Blighty. Woo! We get it first!

The plan is for the footage to play on 500 IMAX 3D screens worldwide ahead of Peter Jackson’s film. Star Trek Into Darkness features several sequences shot specifically in the IMAX format, much like The Dark Knight Rises. It was also post-converted into 3D.

“Our longtime partners JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible,” says Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment in a statement. “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.”

The confirmed UK (and Irish)sites so far are the Cineworld IMAX screens in Dublin, Nottingham (those are two new sites opening for The Hobbit), Enfield, Crawley, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Birmingham. But don't panic! There are more still to be confirmed.

With Star Trek Into Darkness targeting a May 17 release next year, we figure that the trailer will also arrive around the same time. Meanwhile, our LA office will be trying to hit JJ Abrams with a mind meld to see if we can ferret out the info. Our mind to his mind...

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RE: Really?
L: OPEN YOUR EYES what is it with all this "longer preview" malarkey? Just send out a 2-3 minute Trailer and hey-presto!,sorted.ote]   ms which have been shot partially on IMAX cameras I get this approach. Gives people a chance to really get a sense of just how incredible scenes shot like this are, when projected/displayed correctly. From a marketing standpoint, you simply can’t do that footage justice with a standard trailer,alibri] or an IMAX digital screen.t=calibri]&n More

Posted by pete_traynor at 16:55 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Really?
And Avengers Assemble before the US aswell. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 15:19 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

L: tjhyman Annoying... I was hoping for a MAN OF STEEL preview before The Hobbit... maybe we'll get that too, but just as a normal 2 minute trailer. sp; efinitely get the MoS theatrical trailer! WB would be crazy to not attach the MoS theatrical trailer to one of their biggest releases of the year. Will be on every print I should think.t=calibri] t=calibri]But that works for me, as I don’t want to see entire Superman scenes until I’m sitting in front of the film. There is also no More

Posted by pete_traynor at 14:57 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Annoying... I was hoping for a MAN OF STEEL preview before The Hobbit... maybe we'll get that too, but just as a normal 2 minute trailer. More

Posted by tjhyman at 14:04 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Really?
what is it with all this "longer preview" malarkey? Just send out a 2-3 minute Trailer and hey-presto!,sorted. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 13:17 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Really?
Chances are there will be the first teaser released near to the time also. More

Posted by Fit Kisto at 12:12 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Really?
  :)]! This will most likely play in front of IMAX screenings here too. I’d be shocked if not. Might only be on proper IMAX screens and not those pathetic digital jobs, that are shafting people out of money for basically an extra 5ft of screen or something. But Paramaount i] not be quite as particular as Nolan and WB were about only previewing native IMAX footage porperly, which can only be screened on the huge 70ft screens. As at the end of the day, the UK only has 6 of those.t=calibri] More

Posted by pete_traynor at 11:41 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

We got Bond before the States and that was the coolest thing ever! There's tons of movies that are released at the same time as the US. If you're an old codger like me you'll remember having to wait months for some films to get their first showing over here. I can recall many a now classic blockbuster that took its time to land on our shores. A certain whip-cracking archaeologist was particularly tardy as I recall. AND we had to queue round the block - none of this 'book ya tickets online' non More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 11:11 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

Shut up, clarkkent
Don't be such a downer, man. It makes you sound like a douchebag. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:03 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

And, just like everything else, the U.K gets fucked out of something cool. That's after the fact that you'll have to pay a small fortune just to see it in an imax screen, if you're lucky enough to have one near you. More

Posted by clarkkent at 07:29 on 15 November 2012 | Report This Post

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