Today IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures officially confirmed that the new Star Trek movie will be released simultaneously on IMAX on May 8th, 2009. The film will play in IMAX theater worldwide. And to announce the event the new Star Trek trailer is showing in IMAX theaters this weekend.
Trailer today – movie in May
The IMAX version of the new Star Trek trailer is showing at IMAX theaters around the world, with the new sci-fi remake The Day The Earth Stood Still. That film is playing at 123 IMAX theaters in the US and Canada and an additional 26 IMAX theaters around the world.
To find your closest IMAX theater, go to IMAX.com.
[NOTE: according to spokesperson for IMAX the Star Trek trailer has been provided to all IMAX theaters in English-speaking territories, however it can’t hurt to ask at your local theater to be sure.]
In May the new Star Trek movie will beam into IMAX theaters around the world. The film will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format. This will be the first Star Trek movie to be released in the IMAX format.
12.12.08…the day the Earth stood still…and Trek went IMAX
Comments on IMAX from JJ Abrams and others
The official press release includes a number of comments…
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams
I’m thrilled that audiences will be able to experience this new, epic world of Star Trek – with an incredible cast and mind-blowing visual effects – on what is, obviously, the most remarkable film format in the world.
Rob Moore, Vice Chairman, Paramount Pictures
We’re excited to share the enhanced IMAX version of this film with the millions of dedicated fans who have been anticipating this release since production began. The IMAX Experience adds that extra level of excitement to an already action-packed film, giving moviegoers a premium ‘event’ at the multiplex.
Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment
Both Star Trek and IMAX have taken audiences to far away places they would normally not be able to go, and in this case, it’s space – the final frontier. J.J. Abrams has created a powerful movie that has fans worldwide feverishly anticipating its release. We are thrilled to partner with Paramount Pictures to bring J.J.’S exciting vision of this incredible space adventure to IMAX screens.