A couple of days ago, Paramount Pictures, along with Skydance, IMAX Corporation and Bad Robot announced that the third movie, Star Trek Beyond will be released worldwide in IMAX theaters on July 22, 2016. Star Trek Beyond wrapped its production last month and the releasing date will coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the original Star Trek series. Those from Paramount Pictures haven’t announced anything about their plans for the anniversary but further details will definitely surface the Internet.
Justin Lin is the main director of the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel Star Trek Beyond. This movie will reunite the old cast of members, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, and Zoe Saldana. Along with this cast, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson, Idris Elba and Joe Taslin will join the team. The sequel Star Trek Beyond is based upon the Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams, along with the executive producers Jeffrey Chernov, Dana Goldberg, David Ellison and Lindsey Weber. Here is what the director Justin Lin had to say about the global IMAX release of the upcoming movie Star Trek Beyond
“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world I am excited to bring the newest journey into the Star Trek universe to its screens.”
Nothing about the plot of the movie has been announced yet but we do know the fact that Star Trek Beyond marks the start of U.S.S. Enterprise’s five year mission, the final part which was teased in the ending of 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Justin Lin also teased the fact that in this movie new worlds will be explored, new aliens will be discovered, species that haven’t yet been seen in any Star Trek movie or TV shows. Here is what Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment, had to say about the anticipated IMAX release next summer.
“Star Trek is an iconic franchise and IMAX is delighted to once again be a part of its world and to partner for the third time with Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot on Star Trek Beyond. This space epic is exactly the type of event film that our exhibitor partners and fans around the world eagerly anticipate, particularly as it is so ideally suited to the IMAX format.”
The Star Trek franchise earned more than $800 million dollars since J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek in 2009.
Star Trek Beyond will come in theaters on July 22nd, 2016.