J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Headed to IMAX Next Summer!
by Alex Billington
November 24, 2008
If things couldn't get any better then they were, it looks like J.J. Abrams' Star Trek will be showing in IMAX theaters next year. While it wasn't necessarily shot with IMAX cameras, the film will be converted to 70mm for projection on IMAX screens. Star Trek will hit both regular and IMAX theaters everywhere on May 8th next summer. It looks like IMAX theaters will have a very busy summer, with Star Trek kicking things off in early May, followed by Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Fueled by the immense success of The Dark Knight last summer, Hollywood has really ramped up their IMAX offerings for next year.
I don't know if everyone agrees, but I think Star Trek is one of the few films that would look amazing on IMAX. I'm slowly becoming a fan of IMAX, only because films like The Dark Knight showed me what the format was truly capable of. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the only film next year that is actually shooting with IMAX cameras, although Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will end up featuring 20 minutes in IMAX 3D. We don't know if Star Trek will be given any other special treatment besides just an IMAX conversion, but either way, I still can't wait to see what it will all look like on a very big screen. Next summer is already looking pretty damn exciting to me! What about you?