It has been announced today by Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX that Star Trek Beyond will receive a release on the latter’s giant sized screens. This isn’t a huge surprise as Star Trek Into Darkness was also shown on IMAX screens, but it’s sure to help the movie’s box office chances, as IMAX does provide any film that utilizes it a fairly noteworthy boost in earnings.
With J.J. Abrams busy working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is taking the helm of this instalment, and he had this to say about Star Trek Beyond heading to IMAX:
“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.”
Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment, added:
“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.”
Written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, the film brings back franchise regulars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, and Anton Yelchin, and adds Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim.
Star Trek Beyond is currently set to be released on July 22nd, 2016.