Ready to Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX? Trek fans, film fans and sci-fi geeks alike will get a special treat starting next month when Paramount Pictures will release the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams' eagerly-awaited Star Trek sequel exclusively in IMAX 3D, which doesn't beam into theaters until next May.
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The first-look at the movie – which used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film -- will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning December 14, marking the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX.
IMAX Filmed Entertainment Chairman and President Greg Foster raves, "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. 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."
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Getting excited yet? Star Trek Into Darkness hits theaters and IMAX on May 17, 2013.