Los Angeles saw the start to the ramp up to Paramount‘s celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of STAR TREK with a whole host of revelations about the latest installment of its rebooted cinema incarnation, STAR TREK: BEYOND.
While the film’s co-writer SIMON PEGG and fellow Brit IDRIS ELBA (the film’s baddie) weren’t in attendance – something that I’m certain killed the pair of them! – director Justin Lin was on hand, alongside stars Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Karl Urban (McCoy) and executive producer J.J. Abrams. The presentation was made up of a whole raft of special moments for the hardcore fans in the audience, including a number of big reveals about the new film.
Firstly, Lin announced that the World Premiere of the film would be at San Diego Comic-Con, in an incredible IMAX presentation – the first outdoor premiere for the format – AND would be accompanied by a concert presentation of Michael Giacchino‘s score by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.
Then, Lin showed the latest trailer for the film, which had a less rock’n’roll vibe than previous glimpses and more of a traditional TREK atmosphere to proceedings, with callbacks to previous chapters of the reboot and a more operatic, dynamic sense of the film.
Fans were also shown the latest poster for the film – an image of the Enterprise, blasting through a clouds background – and also presented with their own keepsakes of the event: a poster that harked back to the Bob Peak poster for 1979’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, as well as invites to the World Premiere event! Fight you for them!
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STAR TREK: BEYOND is a Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions film, featuring the return of Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (McCoy), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), John Cho (Sulu) and SIMON PEGG (Scotty), along with new roles for IDRIS ELBA, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise with Justin Lin directing from a script by Pegg and Doug Jung. The film is scheduled for a June 22nd international release, with the World Premiere taking place at San Diego Comic-Con on the 20th June.