'Star Trek Into Darkness' to Debut the First 9 Minutes in IMAX This December

Paramount Pictuers will unveil the opening moments of J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sequel in 500 IMAX theaters starting December 14.
Star Trek Into Darkness will debut the first nine minutes in IMAX this December
Star Trek Into Darkness will debut the first nine minutes in IMAX this December
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. Here's what IMAX chairman and president greg Foster had to say.

"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. 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 Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci.

Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: IMAX

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Comments (7)

  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'm not watching the Hobbit in IMAX

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  2. ChiRep_1

    Attach it to The Hobbit and it looks like I'm going on a road trip to a 70mm IMAX!

    1 year agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  3. Ghostman

    Awesome! More the reason to see The Hobbit in IMAX!

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  4. The Knight Has Risen

    So this will play before The Hobbit?

    1 year agoby @thehost91Flag

  5. Replicant

    @corey That's because you went to a digital IMAX theater, not a 70mm film IMAX theater, they said they wouldn't play it on the digital ones. This one will.

    Glad to hear they're shooting some scenes in IMAX rather than just releasing it for the cash.

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  6. Corey W.

    Nice! But...same was said about TDKR shown in front of Ghost Protocol and I never got that footage :/

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag