Just a few weeks ago, fans got their first look at the upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond with the release of the first trailer. While we don't know when the second trailer will arrive, Entertainment Tonight has released a new behind-the-scenes video, featuring the cast and crew. Franchise star Chris Pine revealed that this sequel will honor the franchise's past, including the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy. Here's what the actor had to say below.
"He was a special special man... I think his spirit has infused in this incarnation from the beginning... from the first film. and we miss him dearly and wish he could be a part of this but, you know, we know he's in a good place."
Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and reunites John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim are joining the cast. Based upon Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, the film's writers are Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick Mckay; and Doug Jung & Simon Pegg. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin through his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Lindsey Weber.
No official plot details have been released as of yet, but Star Trek Beyond marks the start of the U.S.S. Enterprise's five-year mission, which was teased at the end of 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness. Director Justin Lin teased this past summer that this sequel will explore brand new worlds and alien species that haven't been seen yet in either the Star Trek movies or TV shows.
The Star Trek franchise has earned more than $850 million since the release of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek in 2009. The IMAX release of Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. Take a look at this new behind-the-scenes video before Star Trek Beyond hits theaters on July 15.