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First nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will screen on IMAX theaters in December

Nov. 14, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Similar to the model used for THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Paramount will give audiences an early look at STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, the highly-anticipated sequel to the J.J. Abrams blockbuster.  Starting December 14, 2012, the first nine minutes of the sequel will screen in approximately 500 IMAX 3D theaters, which is expected to tantalize viewers with the filmmakers use of the IMAX 3D format.

"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," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment.  “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."

"To further the IMAX experience, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences. Exclusively in IMAX theaters, sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill more of the screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film."

Nine minutes is certainly a better preview than the three frames they teased earlier.  This is perfectly timed with the IMAX 3D release of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, so it will be a double dose of awesome for those seeing the film in that venue.  As if you needed more initiative. 

Written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by J.J. Abrams, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is slated to go where no man has gone before...again, on May 17, 2013.

Source: Paramount

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9:05AM on 11/15/2012

Wait till it's online

Whatever. Those 9 minutes will be online after 2 weeks of release in IMAX.
Whatever. Those 9 minutes will be online after 2 weeks of release in IMAX.
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10:28PM on 11/14/2012

yea, what that guy below me said

Amazing the amount of thumbs down he got because he doesn't want to pay a high ticket price. You people are insane. IMAX is a money grab, just like he said. No worries, it will be on youtube in no time.
Amazing the amount of thumbs down he got because he doesn't want to pay a high ticket price. You people are insane. IMAX is a money grab, just like he said. No worries, it will be on youtube in no time.
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10:48PM on 11/14/2012
IMAX is not a "money grab" , it's a service. If you can't afford to go don't make lame excuses or try to justify pirating films.
IMAX is not a "money grab" , it's a service. If you can't afford to go don't make lame excuses or try to justify pirating films.
11:48PM on 11/14/2012
It is a money grab. Have you been to a true IMAX theater? Those things at the multiplex aren't it. Before they had "closet" auditoriums, the theaters screens were just as big as today's "IMAX" . So don't give me that shit. Go to your local museum's IMAX to find out what a real one looks like.
It is a money grab. Have you been to a true IMAX theater? Those things at the multiplex aren't it. Before they had "closet" auditoriums, the theaters screens were just as big as today's "IMAX" . So don't give me that shit. Go to your local museum's IMAX to find out what a real one looks like.
4:07AM on 11/15/2012
dkev: I have no idea where you live, and I don;t care. In the SF bay area they are not a money grab. We have two of the original IMAX theaters here, before the IMAX projection system became more mainstream. The one at the Metreon and the Dome theater one at the Tech museum (which should show more movies on it). However your claim that movie screens were originally just as big as an IMAX Screen is BS!!!! The original movie screen were perfectly square, and not very big at all. The
dkev: I have no idea where you live, and I don;t care. In the SF bay area they are not a money grab. We have two of the original IMAX theaters here, before the IMAX projection system became more mainstream. The one at the Metreon and the Dome theater one at the Tech museum (which should show more movies on it). However your claim that movie screens were originally just as big as an IMAX Screen is BS!!!! The original movie screen were perfectly square, and not very big at all. The auditoriums were more expansive and copied the design or were built from old vaudeville theaters, but this had more to do with acoustics than screen size. When the modern day rectangular screens came in, it kept with the curved and open theater seating still because of acoustics, not screen size. The modern day "closet" auditorium was built to maximize the number of screens that they could fit in a multiplex-theater, and you would normally find a couple of large screens and a couple of smaller screens, but the seating area was closed in tight around the frame of the screen because sound systems had gotten more efficient and no longer needed the acoustic space of a curved seating area. The original IMAX screens (about 50 world wide) are actually taller than they are wide. And as such can provide a more immersive depth of field.

Bottom line, think it's a grab for money if you want. You can think it is not worth it if you want. But nothing beats the projection of a true IMAX recorded image onto a screen. And the truth is the real technology for IMAX (and the reason the equipment is so expensive) is the recording and projection systems, not the size of the screen.
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7:58PM on 11/14/2012
Too bad. I don't do IMAX cause its a money grab. But I would rather see the whole thing then just 9 minutes anyway. Why spoil it before it comes out?
Too bad. I don't do IMAX cause its a money grab. But I would rather see the whole thing then just 9 minutes anyway. Why spoil it before it comes out?
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9:55PM on 11/14/2012
Why would you want to see the whole thing, and then nine minutes of it? Why not watch the whole thing twice?
Why would you want to see the whole thing, and then nine minutes of it? Why not watch the whole thing twice?
10:25PM on 11/14/2012
I think it's obvious he meant ...rather THAN, not then. But I am sure you knew that and are just busting balls.
I think it's obvious he meant ...rather THAN, not then. But I am sure you knew that and are just busting balls.