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‘Star Trek 2’ Heading to IMAX

All of this summer’s biggest films (The Avengers, Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises) have or will come out in the IMAX format, and now some of next year’s will too. Fans will be able to enjoy their return to the USS Enterprise on the biggest screens available when Star Trek 2 arrives on May 17, 2013.

The official press release is cagey about the film’s actual title, and gives zero hints as to what the latest adventure for Kirk, Spock and the crew will entail, but it is quick to remind you that this is the sequel to one of 2009’s biggest commercial and critical hits. No mention of the film’s post-process 3D upgrade, but it is made explicit that IMAX cameras were used for filming some of the bigger action sequences.


Check the press release out below, as it will hopefully mark the plot detail-free Star Trek news. Only 11 months until it’s out, Paramount, at least give us a teaser trailer. 

“IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom Inc., today announced that the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 blockbuster Star Trek, will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format on May 17, 2013. The film represents the second feature in the ground-breaking franchise to be released in IMAX following Star Trek, which grossed more than $375 million at the worldwide box office.

Following on the heels of Paramount Pictures’ and Bad Robot’s 2011 hit, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, the filmmakers have once again taken full advantage of the IMAX® camera as well as the clarity and scope that The IMAX Experience® provides in order to transport fans into this 23rd century world. Several key sections of the film that feature big action set pieces have been captured with IMAX cameras, which has become an integral tool for visionary filmmakers to tell their amazing stories.

Exclusively in IMAX, sequences shot with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill the entire screen and further immerse the audience in the vast dimension and adventure of this highly-anticipated follow-up. Directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Damon Lindelof  (Prometheus), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) the sequel follows another chapter of the USS Enterprise crew’s exploration into the unknown. Returning to their posts on the Enterprise 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 and Alice Eve.”

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