Paramount Pictures released word this week that it will provide an extended preview of the twelfth entry into the Star Trek film franchise, titled Star Trek Into Darkness, in theaters in December.
Beginning December 14, 2012, a full 9-minute scene will be debut in IMAX 3D as a world premiere release with the eagerly anticipated release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, part 1 of 3 of The Hobbit film trilogy. The preview is expected to be the opening of the new Star Trek movie continuing the rebooted adventures of the Star Trek crew helmed by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto in 2009’s film by J.J. Abrams. The preview will be released exclusively in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theaters.
Shot in part with IMAX camera technology, Paramount promises its new film to have unprecedented visual clarity. No doubt it will also include many of Abrams’ signature blinding lens flares.
The full feature film Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 17, 2013. The above photo is the only official image released so far from the film, premiering on the Conan show on TBS.