Footage From New ‘Star Trek’ To Premiere Before ‘The Hobbit’

Star Trek fans will be able to get their first glimpse at the new movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, on December 14. Paramount announced today that nine minutes of new Star Trek footage will be shown before screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at IMAX theaters.

IMAX Filmed Entertainment President, Greg Foster, said:

“Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible … Their use of the IMAX Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike … and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster.”

According to Science Fiction, this will be the first real look that Star Trek fans will get of the new movie. J.J. Abrams did show Conan O’Brien a brief clip of the movie earlier this year but that footage was less than a second long. This time, fans will get to watch 9 minutes of Star Trek footage.

Ace Showbiz reports that Abrams used IMAX cameras to film several sequences in the new Star Trek movie. The studio didn’t say what the new footage would show but since it is only being shown at IMAX theaters its safe to say that they’ll utilize the scenes filmed with the IMAX cameras.

If you just can’t wait to see some Star Trek footage here’s an extremely brief glimpse from Conan.

The new movie hits theaters in May of 2013.

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