Time to buy THE HOBBIT tickets on IMAX. If seeing Peter Jackson’s newest Middle Earth spectacle on an IMAX screen wasn’t temptation enough, now it sounds like you’ll get an added bang for your buck: the first 9 minutes of footage from JJ Abram’s STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.
Greg Foster, IMAX Chairman gushed about the footage, like you knew he would: “Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible…Their use of the IMAX Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike, and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster.”
In an interview with Screen Rant, Chris Pine talked about his role as Captain Kirk: “Kirk is fun because he is a brash, cocky, bull-headed kind of guy. I think the journey he goes on in this new film is a lot about – the first one was about getting the chair and the second one is about earning it. And I think that’s a big part of his journey.”
He also talked about Benedict Cumberbatch’s brilliant villainy: “I’ve been so fortunate, Benedict is an incredible talent. He’s did some work in the new ‘Trek’ that I think will blow people away. There’s one scene in it that’s like, you know… in all kinds of heavy science fiction there’s got to be the exposition scene where it’s like, what the hell’s going on? It’s a really, really, really hard scene. Not for me, for Benedict – and watching him handle that and to make something that I think, on paper, could have been a death trap for an actor and to see how he [deals with it]…I think, also, I know that he did Frankenstein. I never got a chance to see it, but his sense of body and voice… he has great command of his instrument or whatever the hell you want to call it. He’s formidable as an actor and as a character in the story. He’s formidable. He’s a great actor.”
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY comes out December 14th, so you can buy your tickets now, if you’d like. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS comes from a script from Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, and stars Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller.