PRESS RELEASE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS US Release Brought Forward By Paramount

PRESS RELEASE: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS US Release Brought Forward By Paramount

Due to the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness has sold out its early IMAX screening, Paramount Pictures have today announced that they are bringing the general release of J.J. Abrams' sequel up by a day. Hit the jump for details!

HOLLYWOOD (May 7, 2013) – IMAX® theatres are reporting sell-outs of its special “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” sneak peek shows on Wednesday, May 15th, with showings in Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Minneapolis now at capacity. Interest continues to be strong at other IMAX locations across the country, which are offering fans the opportunity to be the first to see the film at 8:00 p.m. that evening. In response, Paramount Pictures has moved the film’s Friday, May 17th release up a day to May 16th.

Tickets are available on the film’s first-of-its-kind movie App, a technology that allows users to delve deeper into the Star Trek universe, and can also be accessed via or through,, as well as other ticketing platforms and at theatre box offices. While supplies last, all 8:00 p.m. IMAX fan sneak attendees will receive a limited-edition IMAX FANFIX™ “Star Trek” Gallery 1988 movie print by Mark Englert.

The IMAX release of “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” will feature approximately 30 minutes of footage filmed with the extremely high-resolution IMAX® cameras. These specific sequences, which will expand to fill more of the screen exclusively in IMAX, will deliver unprecedented crispness and clarity and a truly immersive experience for moviegoers.

Paramount’s “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry, is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens in theaters everywhere May 16th, 2013.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.


Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto as Spock
Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison
Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus
Karl Urban as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy
Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura
Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
Simon Pegg as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Christopher Pike

RELEASE DATE: May 9th, 2013 (UK). May 17th, 2013 (US).

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Ocelot - 5/7/2013, 9:38 AM
May 16th ouch, too bad, i'm seeing this on Thursday
JoeMomma29 - 5/7/2013, 9:45 AM
Thegeekygurl - 5/7/2013, 9:51 AM
Really disgusting that UK people get these movies first. US people have made up over 50% of these films over the years and the studios are built on US land from US money.
They should release them Worldwide at the same time.

After all the JJ Abrams secret keeping this film gets spoiled for 50% of its audience before its release.
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/7/2013, 9:57 AM
stay away from the imdb boards if you don't want to be spoiled.
I'll be at the IMAX next Wednesday night with popcorn in tow.
Thegeekygurl - 5/7/2013, 10:01 AM
@TheBaroness89 Actually Im hoping someone puts up a great copy online then since Paramount wants to put me last I'll watch it online and not even give them my money. :)
Ocelot - 5/7/2013, 10:15 AM

Besides everyone has to wait for a movie at some stage, sometimes a film comes out in the states before it comes out in the U.K We're not getting pain and gain until August, August!, that's four months after it was released in the states, when we have to wait for a movie, it's usually months, for you just a week or a few days.
charlie2094 - 5/7/2013, 10:35 AM

Almost all films have staggered releases, no reason to get to watch it for free.
charlie2094 - 5/7/2013, 10:41 AM
If anything, opening in smaller markets first, but still big, will hopefully create good word of mouth and reviews for an even bigger American opening.
charlie2094 - 5/7/2013, 10:42 AM

Oh yes of course, silly me :P
CaptainAmerica31 - 5/7/2013, 12:11 PM
John Harrison is an actor
tonytony - 5/7/2013, 12:23 PM
awesome, love star trek. Maybe they will reveal the mandarin is actually Khan. lol
third3ye - 5/7/2013, 12:48 PM
Seeing this but will wait for the weekend.
ChubbyDeadpool - 5/7/2013, 1:12 PM
man, that would suck! Being all excited to get online and buy your 'opening night' tickets weeks, if not months in advance, only to get screwed over a week before its release by its own success - and they move 'opening night' up by a day! Dang! What a kick to the happy sack!
marvel72 - 5/7/2013, 1:53 PM
10 days time,that's cool....

only have to wait 2 days in the u.k.
killerkooljames - 5/7/2013, 3:49 PM
Gr to watch it tomorrow in AUSTRALIA! Ha that's next week! SHAME!
pro346 - 5/7/2013, 4:16 PM
Seeing it Thursday in oz....should blow iron man 3 away

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