By the end of summer 2012, there just may be a super hero glut. But, that doesn't mean the box office will not be kind to those movies. So far, "The Avengers" is taking a huge piece of that summer blockbuster pie.
However, coming soon is "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Let's not forget one that was pushed until next year in "Superman." That was to be released this summer as well but now must await its flight in 2013. Perhaps that is a good thing. In between the releases of super hero flicks, one can often lump in those sci fi films as they seem to be wrapped in the same cloth, to a certain extent. The star often seems super human and can do wild and wacky stuff.
Not to mention, that genre gets a relaunch and reboot often as well. Next year comes the relaunch of, not a super hero, but a sci fi classic. Forget the phrase, "where no man has gone before." We have gone this way many times. It is time for "Star Trek."
IMAX Corporation and Paramount Pictures Corporation, a unit of Viacom Inc., announced that the sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 blockbuster "Star Trek." will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format on May 17, 2013.
Abrams is no stranger to releasing a film like in this format. According to Paramount press release of it's forward-thinking events, they note: "Following on the heels of Paramount Pictures' and Bad Robot's 2011 hit, "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol," the filmmakers have once again taken full advantage of the IMAX® camera as well as the clarity and scope that The IMAX Experience® provides in order to transport fans into this 23rd century world."
They state that several key sections of the film that feature big action set pieces have been captured with IMAX cameras, which has become an integral tool for visionary filmmakers to tell their amazing stories. Exclusively in IMAX, sequences shot with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill the entire screen and further immerse the audience in the vast dimension and adventure of this highly-anticipated follow-up, they added.
"We were so thrilled with the creative results of shooting IMAX for 'Mission: Impossible' that we jumped at the chance to use the format for 'Star Trek'. All expectations were exceeded - the action and resolution is insane at this scale. We cannot wait for audiences to see the crew of the Enterprise in a way they never have before," said J.J. Abrams.
The IMAX release of the 'Star Trek' sequel will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
"J.J. and the filmmaking team behind the 'Star Trek' franchise are once again working to give audiences one of the best film going experiences available today," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures. "Following the great success of the first film in the newly revived franchise, the sequel to 'Star Trek' will no doubt be among the top choices for moviegoers next summer."
The crystal-clear images, the release goes on, 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.
"We are extremely proud to be continuing our successful partnership with Paramount Pictures, J.J., Bryan Burk, Bad Robot and the entire 'Star Trek' team through this iconic franchise that has the perfect DNA for IMAX fans," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment.