Director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness will be released exclusively into Imax theaters two days before its wide release this summer.
The studio has reportedly inked a deal with Imax to bring the upcoming sequel into cinemas before it opens wide. According to Cinema Blend, those who used the official Star Trek app during the Super Bowl were made aware of the announcement.
Paramount’s deal with Imax means that moviegoers will be able to experience Star Trek Into Darkness two days before it arrives in regular theaters. The first showing is currently slated for May 15 at 8 pm. Interested parties can purchase tickets directly through the app.
Imax Entertainment chairman and president Greg Foster told The Hollywood Reporter:
“As we saw with the reaction to the first nine minutes of the film, which debuted in our theaters in December, fans are clearly excited by the opportunity to see this epic film come to life in Imax.”
Those who decided they want to experience the Star Trek sequel on the enormous screen will be able to see roughly 30 minutes of footage that was shot exclusively for the large format.
The Inquisitr previously covered the Super Bowl TV spot for director J.J. Abrams’ latest space-oriented adventure. The clip suggests the follow-up is a lot darker and a bit more action-packed than its predecessor.
The film’s plot has been described as follows:
“When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
“With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”
The Super Bowl TV spot has been included below.
Star Trek Into Darkness hits Imax theaters on May 15. The film opens wide in cinemas all across the country on May 17.