Paramount Pictures just announced that it will debut Star Trek Beyond in a big way at Comic-Con International: San Diego this July. The special event featuring the Skydance and Bad Robot picture will be the first outdoor IMAX event ever created. But that is only the beginning. The special red carpet event will be held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South and will feature appearances by Star Trek Beyond’s cast, director Justin Lin, and movie crew members, as well as a live concert performance by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra playing Michael Giacchino’s film score.
“I am thrilled to celebrate the premiere of the film together with the fans at Comic-Con and excited for everyone there to experience Michael Giacchino’s incredible score played live,” said Lin.
“We are both privileged and excited that Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have chosen to honor fans by having the world premiere of the next chapter of Star Trek at Comic-Con this summer,” adds Comi-Con International spokesperson David Glanzer.
The IMAX release of Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered with proprietary IMAX DMR, which will hopefully make movie-goers feel like they are traveling in space right along with Captain Kirk and his crew.
Star Trek Beyond is the latest film in the franchise. It is the third film in the series that was introduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009. The movie is based on short-lived, but incredibly popular Star Trek TV show that first appeared on NBC 50 years ago. It was created by Gene Roddenberry.
This time around, Captain Kirk and crew will face a new mysterious enemy while exploring “the furthest reaches of uncharted space” as they are trapped on an alien planet without the aid of their prized ship, The Enterprise.
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Paramount also released a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond just two months before its premiere, and fans are already talking.
“It is arguably a bit more fan-friendly than the last trailer [that was released last December],” says Scott Mendelson for Forbes.
“Paramount/Viacom Inc. put out a teaser trailer back in December to go along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was fast-paced, filled with stunts and quips, and had the gall to contain a Beastie Boys track on the soundtrack, one that called back to the 2009 reboot. Despite two years of calls for a return to ‘fun,’ ‘adventurous,’ and/or ‘optimistic’ Star Trek, the teaser was lambasted by would-be fans and no-less than George Takei himself. Yes, this was a trailer designed to make the movie look fun, exciting, and sci-fi goofy. Horrors!”
Mendelson goes on to say that movie trailers are not always designed to represent the final film that moviegoers will eventually see in the theater. He also states that, while “hardcore” fans are important, they are the “least important demographic.”
“The 2009 Star Trek reboot was a hit because it looked like a rip-roaring sci-fi adventure movie that played well to general audiences and casual fans of the property.”
This Star Trek news comes just days after CBS released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming new TV series, which will air sometime in 2017. No cast attached to this new project have been announced. However, Star Trek Beyond stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Idris Elba.
The official date of the film’s release for all audiences is July 22 of this year.
[Image courtesy of CBS]