This weekend, in conjunction with the new Star Trek trailer hitting theaters, the first official theater posters will also be showing up at movie houses. Today Paramount has provided TrekMovie with early previews of the new theatrical ‘teaser’ posters. Plus Paramount has announced the online release of the new trailer. The posters and details are below.
Simply Kirk and Spock
These first two posters are pretty simple. One each for Kirk and Spock with the official site URL, the date (05.05.09), a delta shield logo, and the Paramount & Bad Robot logos. Here they are (click images to enlarge)
There have been a number or promotional posters for the new Star Trek movie distributed at various conventions (Creation Las Vegas, Comic Con & WonderCon), but these are the first posters made for theaters. Traditionally these would be described as ‘teaser’ posters as they do not list the credits (or even the name of the movie). Although Star Trek has been promoted to the geekosphere (at cons and talked about on websites like this one, etc), the mass market publicity is really just beginning. The new cover stories, these posters and the new trailer are part of the push to raise awareness of the coming Star Trek movie to the larger film going audience.
Also available as desktop downloads
Versions of these new posters are also available as downloadable desktops at the official site. (click downloads). The official site has also recently added a ‘gallery’ where you can view the recently released images (seen in EW and Empire magazines).
Trailer (and more?) online next Monday
Today the official site (www.startrekmovie.com) has added a new countdown timer, which is counting down to 10AM (Pacific) Monday November 17th. At that time the new trailer (in HD) will be available for viewing. If you cannot wait that long, then go to a showing of the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace this weekend.
The official site for the Star Trek movie went online the week of the release of the teaser trailer in January of this year, which was also the launch of a viral site (www.ncc-1701.com). Maybe the release of the new trailer will also usher in some more online marketing from Paramount. You can be sure that TrekMovie will be the first to report any new updates from Paramount regarding the movie, so keep checking back.