STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Trailer to Debut Tomorrow; Director J.J. Abrams Discusses IMAX Filming
Published: December 5, 2012 - 12:24pm
Star Trek Into Darkness is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. The film is scheduled for release next May in standard, 3D and IMAX theaters.
Star Trek Into Darkness features the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. They are joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the film is produced by J.J. Abrams (who also directs), Bryan Burk, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The script was written by Alex Kurtzman & Robert Orci & Damon Lindelof. Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.
At this time no official story details have been made available, but it is known that Cumberbatch is playing the film's main villain. Tomorrow, a 1-minute teaser trailer will debut online featuring the film's first official footage. Director J.J. Abrams recently spoke about his excitement for fans to see the trailer, and recapped his experience incorporating IMAX filming with sci-fi set design:
"I’m excited because we’ve been working on this for awhile, and the idea of getting some of the movie out there to the world is going to be a real thrill for us, and as always you just hope people will like what they see.
"[IMAX filming] was amazing. Part of it was challenging because of the technical aspects of it, the machinery of it. The cameras themselves are a little unwieldy and a little loud and unpredictable. But then you go to dailies and you watch on this massive screen these images that you’ve shot having been filmed on a negative that’s eight times bigger than what you normally use, and you cannot believe how good it looks. So that’s exciting! But unlike Ghost Protocol, a lot of what we shot is integrated into special effects and visual effects in a way that I cannot wait for people to see. I think it really is mind-blowing, how it looks. The IMAX frame, I think, is really the best way to see a movie."
Star Trek Into Darkness is currently scheduled for theatrical release on May 17th, 2013.