Before JJ Abrams jetted off to Tokyo to show the Japanese press some of Star Trek: Into Darkness on IMAX, the producer/director showed up at an event celebrating 100 episodes of Fringe over the weekend. While there Abrams spoke a bit about how the Star Trek Into Darkness footage is "mind-blowing." More details below.
Abrams: IMAX Trek will be ‘mind-blowing’
J.J. Abrams keeps plenty of secrets, but he’s almost gushing about his love of IMAX, telling IGN using the IMAX format to film Star Trek Into Darkness was “amazing." The Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director goes on to say…
“Unlike (Mission: Impossible IV) Ghost Protocol, a lot of what we shot is integrated into special effects and visual effects in a way that I cannot wait for people to see,” says Abrams. “I think it really is mind-blowing, how it looks.”
Fans will have their first chance to get their minds blown by watching the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness with IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starting on December 14th.
In the full (but short) story, part of a longer interview IGN’s Eric Goldman had with Abrams at the 100th episode/finale party for Fringe, Abrams says he’s excited for audiences to see the nine-minute IMAX sneak-preview debuting with The Hobbit this month.
Read the full piece at IGN.com.