Fans looking to get a sneak peak at the latest “Star Trek” film, the upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness,” are in for a special treat this Christmas -- 500 IMAX screenings of “The Hobbit” across the country will include a special nine-minute prologue of “Star Trek Into Darkness” featuring footage from the beginning of the movie.
However, fans that can’t make it to one of the 500 IMAX theaters screening “The Hobbit” won’t be totally left out of the “Star Trek Into Darkness” sneak peaks. According to IFC, the “Star Trek” sequel will premier its first trailer at all non-IMAX screenings of “The Hobbit.”
While this will just be a standard film trailer, not an abridged version of the nine minutes of footage being shown at IMAX screenings, fans at the normal showings of “The Hobbit” should still be extremely excited to finally get a glimpse at some footage from the “Star Trek” sequel.
Plot details are scarce for “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and while fan sites have been widely discussing the return of series-favorite villain Khan, Paramount Pictures has repeatedly refused to confirm the rumors. While details are few and far between, leading man Chris Pine assured fans that “Star Trek Into Darkness” will be a spectacular film.
“The thing with JJ [Abrams] is that he’s like the master puppeteer, so it’s like none of us know anything,” Pine told TrekMovie. “I didn’t know that it was going to be shown, I don’t know what the footage is, what’s exciting for that for me is that I get excited so I want to go to the theatre to just to check it out. I’m excited for people to see this movie, it’s bigger than the last one, we have a great villain, I can’t wait until it’s released.”
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“Star Trek Into Darkness” stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, and new additions to the franchise Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve. The film, directed by JJ Abrams, will hit theaters on May 17, 2013.