After yesterday’s news that the first nine minutes of JJ Abrams highly anticipated sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness will play before IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, further news has landed today.
IMAX cinemas are very spread out here in the UK, and unless you live near London or a really big city, it is doubtful you will get to see the nine minute footage playing before Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but also a choice which just might drive die hard fans insane.
The official trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will play ahead of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but will NOT play in the IMAX screenings already showing the nine minutes of footage. The trailer is said to be a proper, full length trailer and not a teaser trailer or a teaser for the teaser trailer or any of that nonsense. The full length trailer is also said to be showing scenes from the entire film, and not just clips from the nine minutes being shown in IMAX cinemas.
However, being a JJ Abrams film, it is doubtful the full length trailer will show off too much. The trailer will no doubt go on-line around about the time of its debut in cinemas, so those unable to decide which to watch in the cinema will at least know that the trailer will be on-line to watch. The nine minute preview will NOT be available to watch on-line.
The confirmed UK (and Irish)sites so far are the Cineworld IMAX screens in Dublin, Nottingham (those are two new sites opening for The Hobbit), Enfield, Crawley, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Ipswich and Birmingham. But don’t panic! Other cinemas are yet to be confirmed.
While no official synopsis has yet to be revealed, what we do know is who will be appearing in the film: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Anon Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Peter Weller. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are on writing duties.
Star Trek 2 will arrive in UK cinemas 17th May 2013.
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