Catch the First 9 Minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX 3D on December 14th

Other than a VERY short clip released a little over a month ago containing footage from the image above, fans have yet to see any significant footage from J.J. Abrams’ sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. Deadline is reporting that when fans make the trek to select IMAX theaters this December to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, they will be able to catch the first nine minutes of the next installment in the Star Trek franchise – there is still no word on when we will see the first trailer for the film.  Hit the jump to read more.

A year ago, Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan took a similar approach in promoting The Dark Knight Rises as they screened the first seven minutes of the film in front of showings of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – they also held individual screenings for fans to just see the prologue.  This tatic was met with great success as it drove hype for the film even higher than it already was.  After the success of 2009’s Star Trek, I’m sure giving the viewers a chance to catch a significant glimpse of the film is a good move for Paramount.

Star Trek Into Darkness is directed by J.J. Abrams, written by Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman, stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, and Benedict Cumberbatch and opens in IMAX 3D on May 17th, 2013.

Below is a press release issued today by Paramount Pictures:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 14, 2012) – Paramount Pictures will release the first 9-minutes from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” exclusively in IMAX 3D months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013. This first-look at the movie will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning December 14th.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation, marks the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX.

“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 claritfy, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film.

“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.

[All images are copyright to Paramount Picutres Corporation]

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