Though J.J. Abrams isn't on as a director for the third installment, he is still the man responsible for the very successful reboot of the Star Trek film franchise that started back in 2009. For the third installment, Paramount has tapped Fast & Furious director Justin Lin to take on the Sci-Fi franchise, which will be coming out during the 50th anniversary year of the original series. With the release of the film closing in, Paramount released the second trailer for Star Trek Beyond, giving fans a much better look at what to expect from the sequel. With this came news of an epic event happening at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.
The new trailer premiered at a Star Trek fan event in Los Angeles. Aside from new footage, fans were treated to another exciting bit of information. It was announced at the event that Star Trek Beyond will have its world premiere at San Diego Comic Con this year on July 20. Not only will the film be shown publicly for the first time at SDCC, but those lucky enough to catch the screening will be treated to the world's first outdoor IMAX screening ever, which will also feature a live orchestra, just to put the icing on the already very excellent sounding cake. This will surely be one of the highlights of the massive event.
This new trailer is much more character driven than the first trailer was, which seemed to focus almost entirely on action and gave little to no idea about the plot of the film outside of the obvious. Fans had expressed some concern that it looked like Lin may have taken a very action heavy approach to the film with little substance, and this trailer seems to be a bit of a response to that. Each of the core crew gets their deserved screen time, we get much more interaction between the crew and some of the new characters as well as a much better look at Idris Elba's villain, Krall.
The plot will center around the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise being a couple of years into their five year mission, which has taken its toll. On the way to a Federation outpost to get some much needed rest, the ship is attacked by Krall in an attempt to display his hatred for the Federation. The crew of the Enterprise winds up scattered and in danger on a strange planet and must contend with Krall and his deadly forces. The trailer also teases that Captain Kirk, who is of course played by Chris Pine, is still living in his father's shadow and is having trouble coping and living up to the expectations that come with that.
Star Trek Beyond was written by Doug Jung and Simon Pegg, stars in the film as Scotty. The film also stars Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin and is set for a July 22 release. The film was directed by Justin Lin and produced by J.J. Abrams. You can take a look at the trailer and new poster below.
Here is the official Press release for the IMAX event: Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and director Justin Lin today announced that the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond will play in the immersive IMAX format at Comic-Con International: San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and IMAX Corporation, on Wednesday, July 20, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South.The red carpet event at San Diego Comic-Con, which marks the first-ever open-air IMAX world premiere, will feature special appearances by Lin and the Star Trek Beyond filmmakers and cast, as well as a live concert performance of Academy Award®-winning composer Michael Giacchino's film score by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Says the director.
"I am thrilled to celebrate the premiere of the film together with the fans at Comic-Con and excited for everyone there to experience Michael Giacchino's incredible score played live."
Added David Glanzer, spokesperson for Comic-Con International.
"We are both privileged and excited that Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot have chosen to honor fans by having the world premiere of the next chapter of Star Trek at Comic-Con this summer."
Said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment.
"What better way to show appreciation for the constant support of IMAX fans worldwide than by partnering with our friends at Paramount, Skydance, Bad Robot and the San Diego Symphony Orchestra on this ultimate Comic-Con world premiere."
As a special event for this year's Comic-Con attendees, fans will have the chance to attend the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond. Details about ticket distribution will be announced prior to the 2016 convention. Star Trek Beyond is the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, "STAR TREK BEYOND" is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.
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. The anticipated sequel opens in theaters and IMAX® beginning July 22, 2016. Here is the brand new trailer and a poster that debuted last night.