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
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.
We know you are really eager to book for #StarTrekIntoDarkness, we’re currently experiencing some technical difficulties for BFI IMAX…
— ODEON (@ODEONCinemas) April 9, 2013
Due to overwhelming demand for Star Trek @bfi IMAX online booking iscurrently down. We’re doing all we can to rectify. Do bear with us.
— BFI (@BFI) April 9, 2013
— Paramount PicturesUK (@ParamountUK) April 9, 2013
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Freddie, Terry and Tatsumi for helping with this report