New Int’l Star Trek Into Darkness Animated Poster + UK Tix Sales ‘Overwhelming’ + Japan & Aussie Contests

Star Trek Into Darkness is taking the world by storm. We have some updates on the international marketing including a new animated poster. There are also new contests for Japanese and Australian fans. Also a sign that the future is bright as demand for Into Darkness crashed UK ticketing website. Details on all that below.

 

New International ‘Cinemosaic’ animated poster and banner

Some of the official international Star Trek Facebook pages have released an online animated "Cinemosaic" poster you can embed on your own site or share. Here is the one from the UK

Paramount UK also released this static banner for the movie.

Day 1 UK sales crash ticketing site

Yesterday tickets went on sale in the UK and according the response was literally overwhelming. Tweets sent out by Paramount UK and Odeon cinemas reported problems with sites crashing due to demand.

Things have calmed down and tickets are again available (Click for 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D). But this kind of demand is a good sign showing that the marketing is working.

Japan and Aussie contests for Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t open in Japan until August 23, but Paramount Japan has a contest for 200 fans to see a 31-minute "Special Secret Preview" of the movie. There will be three events: Tokyo (100 people, April 19th), Osaka (50, 4/17), and Fukuoka (50, 4/18). Click here to sign up.


Win a chance to see "secret" Japanese "Into Darkness" previews next week

Paramount Australia has partnered up with mobile phone maker Huawei who are offering a contest with the grand prize of a trip for two from Australia to the Los Angeles premiere of Into Darkness. Click here to sign up.


Win a chance to see "secret" Japanese "Into Darkness" previews next week

Let TrekMovie know what’s happening locally

There is a lot going on with Into Darkness internationally. If you see something in your local market we have missed, please send in a tip to tips@trekmovie.com.

Thanks to Freddie, Terry and Tatsumi for helping with this report

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singularity87
April 10, 2013 3:00 pm

The trio is definitely Kirk, Spock, Uhura now.

bob
April 10, 2013 3:00 pm

where is the merchandise???

Kenneth Of Borg
April 10, 2013 3:02 pm

We know you are really eager to book for #StarTrekIntoDarkness, we’re currently experiencing some technical difficulties for BFI IMAX…

A vision of things to come….

NuFan
April 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Khan can crash through three frames at a time. He’s unstoppable!

I hope the ticketing computers don’t crash here.

JRT!
April 10, 2013 3:06 pm

That whole UK thing!? Just hype and total bollocks. I had NO problem with booking,they probably pretended to fix it by the time I popped by the sites to book,lol,but I cancelled it. I’ll read the spoilers on the 23rd and see the movie in New York May 15th.

And yeah,where’s the bloody merchandise!? And I don’t mean that Lego rip-off crap,lol!

J-R!

Caesar
April 10, 2013 3:06 pm

#1 – Yeah, sad. :(

MattR
April 10, 2013 3:14 pm

That cinemosaic thing is very busy. LOL

Phil
April 10, 2013 3:25 pm

@5. I’m not sure why you keep insisting this was fake when numerous news outlets are reporting on this…

Elias Javalis
April 10, 2013 3:33 pm

Great to see trek powerful again:)

Crazydaystrom
April 10, 2013 3:38 pm

#1. singularity87 –
“The trio is definitely Kirk, Spock, Uhura now.”

Yep it would appear so. I hope Uhura’s role has the heft to warrant her higher profile

The Mighty Chip
April 10, 2013 3:40 pm

Does anybody know when US tickets go on sale? I don’t mean for the “fan sneak” thing, I mean for regular post-17th showings.

crazydaystrom
April 10, 2013 3:44 pm

And love the animated poster. Reminds me of the ‘Tree of Life’ poster, which was not animated and was divided into many more photo sections. But nevertheless …

maspill
April 10, 2013 3:49 pm

Got my tickets no problem 12.05AM!!

Keachick
April 10, 2013 3:54 pm

By the 23rd century, does something happen to our sun, in that it no longer shines as brightly? Questions, questions…

Becca
April 10, 2013 4:11 pm

#6- Very sad..

Dee - lvs moon surface
April 10, 2013 4:16 pm

I loved the animated poster!

aligee
April 10, 2013 4:19 pm

got my tickets for Glasgow IMAX at 9.05 yesterday!

Mad Mann
April 10, 2013 4:23 pm

Wow, all that imagery is just stupid. I don’t see how that would get people to want to see this movie. I mean, people with guns and trenchcoats? I guess Columbine is far enough in the past now to show such things.

Bartholemew Stains
April 10, 2013 4:31 pm

Intense Star Trek excitement; it does NOT get any hotter than this!

Emperor Mike of the Alternate Empire
April 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Oh the Anticipation of Into Dakness. Star Trek. Can’t wait.

Keachick
April 10, 2013 4:41 pm

I guess Paramount is appealing to the violent, angry, the despotic makeup that we all possess, to a greater or lesser degree. Besides, whether some like it or not, violence and despotism sells and God forbid that anyone even get so much as a sniff (that only a trained sniffer dog could sense) that Star Trek could also contain the slightest romance or peaceable surroundings and behaviours… not “in my Star Trek”

(read sarcasm)…

DesiluTrek
April 10, 2013 4:44 pm

Star Trek was not about pointing guns all the time.

StelArian
April 10, 2013 4:45 pm

http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/film_times/s211

The BFI IMAX is playing ‘STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS’ in true IMAX 15perf 70mm film format, one of only 3 cinemas in the UK provided with a rare film print to screen it.

April 10, 2013 4:49 pm

Really happy to see demand is high in some parts.

JohnRambo
April 10, 2013 5:06 pm

@22. DesiluTrek

really?…

Nony
April 10, 2013 5:06 pm

Does anyone have a sense of how popular Trek generally is in the UK? How did the ’09 movie fare over there?

Jack
April 10, 2013 5:10 pm

Who says this Trek is about pointing guns all the time. Who, other than is, is going to see a movie advertised by clips of guys sitting around a conference table talking about philosophy — or a movie poster of our heroes smiling on the shiny bridge surrounded by potted hyacinths. The point is — our characters, and Starfleet itself face a challenge we’ve never really seen in Trek. Will they stick to their ideals in the face of this (or have they list them already).

So the selling/starting point is a crisis. Now we see how our people handle it.

You people who say Trek was all peace and flowers likely haven’t watched the show recently. At its best, Trek was about situations like this that challenged ideals and presumptions.

Phil
April 10, 2013 5:15 pm

@26. Pretty popular. The UK accounted for about 10% of the overall gross, and about 1/4 of the foreign box office. Germany and Australia were next at about 12.7 million each.

United Kingdom PPI 5/8/09 $9,059,797 25.6% $35,392,062 8/9/09

April 10, 2013 5:30 pm

Still miffed the film won’t debut until the 6th of June here in the Netherlands.

me
April 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Seems to be a thriller and not a scifi-movie!?!?

mr.universe
April 10, 2013 5:43 pm

same goes for denmark :-)
6.of june

John from Cincinnati
April 10, 2013 6:00 pm

#1

Yeah totally. Bummer :-(

John from Cincinnati
April 10, 2013 6:03 pm

#27

Exactly why Ron Moore was so right when he said (and I agree) that Star Trek is better as a television show, not a movie franchise. Leave the guns and spectacle to Star wars movies and leave the thoughtful, enlightening entertainment to Star Trek on television.

Keachick
April 10, 2013 6:09 pm

I am commenting on what the trailers and posters have shown so far. I do not think, *for a minute*, that STID will just have wall to wall gun-toting heroes, fighting, an antagonist kicking someone who is down already, Kirk questioning why not a vendetta etc etc. However, apart from a blink-and-you-miss-it scene (and I did, for real) of a woman in her underwear (ie sight of human flesh, reminding us, possibly, of our inherent humanity/fragility) clearly looking bewildered and likely wondering “what the f*ck am I doing here?”, it has all been non-stop action, much of it of the violent, destructive kind.

Given how successful other violent movies tend to be at the box office worldwide, it is hardly an aspect of human nature that Paramount would not seek to exploit, especially when it NEEDS to get a decent return on the nearly $200 million that has been invested in this movie.

Think schadenfreude – who has not experienced it just a little?…:(

YXM
April 10, 2013 6:13 pm

Hey, you guys are FAR BETTER OFF THAN US IN JAPAN. F@$k with the sneak previews, WE WANT THE WHOLE MOVIE. What is wrong with the distributors? Since the Bluray/DVD will probably be available in the US by the time it comes to Japan, some of the Trekkies are talking of just getting that and boycott going to the theatre. Why 3 months later man, WHY???

Phil
April 10, 2013 6:19 pm

@34. Then don’t watch it, if it offends your delicate sensibilities that much..

Marja, very excite!
April 10, 2013 6:22 pm

One thing makes me sad about the mosaic action poster … no starship! Unless you count Spock sitting on the bridge, and the shot is not that identifiable as bridge on a starship….

The international marketing appears to be the “aim” so far – violence, revenge plot, guns, leather coats ‘n all … I hope we see a trailer and some posters with a starship or the bridge or … something Star Trek-ish … the aiming of 20th-century-looking weapons is NOT it.

I really liked the Enterprisse rising out of the sea, but that was fan-made, right?

Mid-May!!! I am very excite!

Marja, very excite!
April 10, 2013 6:24 pm

* Enterprise *

spock69
April 10, 2013 6:39 pm

” 21. Keachick – April 10, 2013
I guess Paramount is appealing to the violent, angry, the despotic makeup that we all possess, to a greater or lesser degree. Besides, whether some like it or not, violence and despotism sells and God forbid that anyone even get so much as a sniff (that only a trained sniffer dog could sense) that Star Trek could also contain the slightest romance or peaceable surroundings and behaviours… not “in my Star Trek”

What a dooshbag! Guess you think the whole movie is just the trailers!

spock69
April 10, 2013 6:45 pm

Maybe you should try Little house on the prairie
Check it out, the trailers contain no violence or conflict of any kind.

Although I do remember a grasshopper getting trodden on in one graphic scene but I think it was cut from general release do to the horrific nature of the situation

April 10, 2013 6:48 pm

Oh, cool, does this mean Bones gets killed in the movie or something? Tho judging by how much you degraded his role he may as well be dead already.

spock69
April 10, 2013 6:48 pm

Maybe you should try Little house on the prairie
Check it out, the trailers contain no violence or conflict of any kind.

Although I do remember a grasshopper getting trodden on in one graphic scene but I think it was cut from general release due to the horrific nature of the situation

Spellcheck!! Due

spock69
April 10, 2013 6:50 pm

Bones will be in it for sure
You guys and gals read far too much into trailers

Not long now

April 10, 2013 6:52 pm

43. spock69 – April 10, 2013

[]Bones will be in it for sure
YIou guys and gals read far too much into trailers

Not long now[/I]

I know he will be in it, but they are removing him from the main 3, that makes him a convenient character for a cheap kill off.

spock69
April 10, 2013 6:57 pm

They can’t kill the doc!
Who will help them in an emergency… lol

Keachick
April 10, 2013 7:00 pm

#39 spock69 – The word is actually douchebag (apparently came from South Park)…duh.

Did you actually read my post at #34? I guess not. I was commenting on the trailers and posters, which probably show in all about two minutes of actual film, which has a running time of 129 minutes.

Please – do not deride me as you have, especially when you appear new to this site and therefore may not be aware that my comments may refer to what other posters may have written on another thread previously. In light of this, you are especially ill-advised to call me names, but if you must, please make sure you spell the derisive words correctly. Ensuring that your spelling and grammar are correct is paramount in situations such as this!

April 10, 2013 7:03 pm

45. spock69

Anybody else? A random new character? He is easily replaceable to this new crew of writers.

Phil
April 10, 2013 7:08 pm

@39. If you really want to get her going, say something bad about her boy toy Chris Pine. So predictable….

spock69
April 10, 2013 7:08 pm

I saw what you did with the word “Paramount” I like it, very clever.
Anyway, about “Little House”

Phil
April 10, 2013 7:10 pm

@47. Harrison is a 100% lock to die. All Trek movie villains get it in the end…There’s little reason to keep either of the Marcus’s around, either. Carol seems to be a screamer, and dad is probably the guy getting the military send off…

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