Michael ‘MPsy’ here…
Paramount Pictures Corporation and IMAX Corporation recently announced that the sequel to J.J. Abram‘s blockbuster Star Trek reboot will be getting the IMAX 3D treatment. Exclusively in IMAX, sequences shot with the high-resolution cameras will fill up the entire screen and immerse the audience in this highly anticipated follow up.
Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman in this sequel the story follows yet another chapter of the USS Enterprise crew’s exploration into the great unknown. Returning are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood. They are joined by new cast members Peter Weller, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alice Eve.
“We were so thrilled with the creative results of shooting IMAX for Mission: Impossible that we jumped at the chance to use the format for Star Trek. All expectations were exceeded — the action and resolution is insane at this scale. We cannot wait for audiences to see the crew of the Enterprise in a way they never have before,” said J.J. Abrams.
“J.J. and the filmmaking team behind the Star Trek franchise are once again working to give audiences one of the best film going experiences available today,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures. “Following the great success of the first film in the newly revived franchise, the sequel to Star Trek will no doubt be among the top choices for moviegoers next summer.”
“We are extremely proud to be continuing our successful partnership with Paramount Pictures, J.J., Bryan Burk, Bad Robot and the entire Star Trek team through this iconic franchise that has the perfect DNA for IMAX fans,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment.
Star Trek 2 is due out in theatres in 2D and 3D on May 17, 2013. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and Noel Clarke. Directed by J.J. Abrams.