The official movie site for Star Trek has been updated to include
seven ten international versions of the teaser trailer.
To get to the int’l sites and trailers, scroll down on the official site and click on the flags. The countries available so far are: UK, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand. The UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand sites and trailers all cite Boxing Day as a release date. All others only have ‘2009’ for now. TrekMovie.com is trying to get a full list of international release dates and will do an update when Paramount provides one.
UPDATE: More flags/sites/trailers added
In the last day Paramount have added flags for the sites for Mexico/Latin America, France and Germany (but for now the German site has the UK trailer…but Paramount will be adding a German trailer soon).
The trailers are fundamentally the same with the audio translated into local languages. This means that the original clips from NASA in the 60s along with Nimoy’s “space the final frontier” are in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand versions. However, the Spanish, Italian, French, German and Russian versions all have the titles and the audio in the local languages. At least in the case of the Russian, it appears that the NASA clips have been replaced with those from Russia’s space history. (hopefully some international TrekMovie.com readers can translate what is in place of the NASA clips for these versions).
It is nice to see that Paramount thinking globally for this Star Trek movie. With this big budget movie, they will need to bring in big bucks outside the domestic market for the film to be a success. Although Star Trek is often thought of as a global phenomenon, the Trek films have not really done that well overseas (especially in non-English speaking countries). These days your typical ‘tentpole’ movie is expected to do at least as well overseas as it does domestically, with some doing many times more overseas. Yet every Trek film has made around 60% of its sales domestically. One exception to the non-English speaking world is Germany, where Trek is very popular (making it ironic that the German trailer is not up yet). One area where Trek really needs to get more traction is in Asian markets (so hopefully Paramount gets cracking on trailers and sites for Japan, China, Korea and beyond).
“From Director JJ Abrams” in the Russian trailer