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'Star Trek Into Darkness' sneak peek IMAX locations announced

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Strap on your Spock ears, and run to these theaters!

Paramount Pictures has officially announced the domestic locations previewing the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX 3-D starting Friday.

The Star Trek sequel, written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, will officially be released in May 2013. Friday’s sneak peek footage shows in 288 digital IMAX theaters, including this shortened list, below. For a full list of locations, click here for the movie’s website.  READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek Into Darkness' teaser: Benedict Cumberbatch is out for vengeance -- VIDEO

There are a great many beguiling, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them moments packed into the new teaser trailer — or, to use the odd industry parlance, “announcement” trailer — for Star Trek Into Darkness. There’s Kirk (Chris Pine) and McCoy (Karl Urban) running through some kind of dark red alien cornfield; a massive starship (the Enterprise?) rising out of the ocean; a teary Scotty (Simon Pegg) clutching a weepy Uhura (Zoe Saldana); and a determined Spock (Zachary Quinto) racing through what appears to be the streets of 23rd century San Francisco.

But the moment that is sure to spark the imaginations of Trekkies everywhere isn’t seen, it’s spoken — by the seeming villain played by Benedict Cumberbatch (i.e. Benny Batch). “You think your world is safe,” he intones darkly over shots that start out on Earth. “It is an illusion, a comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned. To have. My. Vengeance.”

You catch that? “For I have returned.” Wonder who in the Trek universe would have left Earth, only to return, filled with…what’s the right word? Wrath? Hmmm. I wonder…

UPDATE: Okay, coyness is over: As DigitalSpy first noted, the Japanese version of this teaser includes an obvious direct homage to 1982′s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It comes at the very end, and is something of a possible spoiler, suggesting the fate of one of Trek‘s most beloved characters.

Check out the teasers/announcements/things you’ll be obsessing over all day below:  READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek Into Darkness' poster: Starfleet in shambles?

Paramount tweeted the first poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, and the evocative image has a decidedly gritty Earthly vibe. The final-frontier franchise built upon the ambitious credo to “go where no man has gone before” is grounded firmly, without any of the Enterprise‘s crew in sight. Instead, we see the back of a Neo-garbed Benedict Cumberbatch, emerging unscathed from urban destruction (of his own making?) and looking out towards a futuristic metropolis. With Cumberbatch standing atop the rubble, the devastation frames him with an iconic emblem. See it below and click on it to see it even larger: READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek Into Darkness': Read the official synopsis, plus some theories

Next year’s Star Trek sequel has been kept tightly under wraps in the J.J. Abrams Sphere of Secrecy, but Paramount just released an official plot summary for the movie that is guaranteed to whet your brain-appetite. The synopsis is totes abstract in vintage Abrams form, but it nevertheless features some teasing mega-hints about the film… and about the still-unannounced villain, played by cerebral sex guru Benedict Cumberbatch. Check out the official synopsis below: READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek Into Darkness' to debut first nine minutes in IMAX sneak preview

Boldly going where only Christopher Nolan has gone before, the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness will debut on roughly 500 IMAX screens starting Dec. 14, Paramount Pictures announced Wednesday. The 3-D footage will play in front of IMAX exhibitions of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Abrams shot several sequences of the sequel to his 2009 hit using IMAX’s large-format cameras, following in the footsteps of Nolan’s IMAX sequences in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, and Brad Bird’s IMAX work on Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.  READ FULL STORY

J.J. Abrams: 'Star Wars' won't be my next enterprise

Back in 1977, Star Wars was the ideal North Star influence for a future filmmaker named J.J. Abrams. But now, 35 years later, he says the Jedi universe isn’t the right direction for his career.

Disney’s newly acquired Lucasfilm is moving fast on the now-public plan to have a new Star Wars film in theaters in 2015 to launch a new trilogy. Sources say Lucasfilm sent a treatment last week to three filmmakers — Abrams and Oscar winners Brad Bird and Steven Spielberg. But Abrams told EW this morning that as much as he loves the Jedi universe, it won’t be his next destination.

“I have some original stuff I am working on next,” said Abrams, who is now in post-production on Star Trek Into Darkness, the follow-up to his 2009 hit Star Trek. Then of course there’s Revolution the latest addition to his considerable television pursuits, which have included Lost, Fringe, and Alias. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars' reaction: Abrams, Favreau, Nolfi, and Rodriguez weigh in -- EXCLUSIVE

Some of the biggest Star Wars fans in the world are the Hollywood writers, directors, and producers who bought a ticket for a Jedi movie in the 1970s and 1980s. On Tuesday, as headlines announced a new hope for a return to Star Wars glory, those Tinseltown loyalists were hit by the Force all over again.

“All I can say is my heart literally started racing when I heard,” said Damon Lindleof, screenwriter for Prometheus. George Nolfi, writer-director of The Adjustment Bureau, said the horizon will need to be bigger to handle the colossal project taking shape there. “I can’t imagine,” Nolfi said Tuesday night, “a larger event-film for our generation than a sequel to Return of the Jedi.”

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J.J. Abrams debuts on 'Conan' an exclusive clip of 'Star Trek Into Darkness'...with a catch -- VIDEO

That J.J. Abrams, craftier than a Ferengi. Appearing on Conan Thursday night to promote his NBC series Revolution, Abrams couldn’t help but tantalize fans of his upcoming Star Trek sequel — officially titled Star Trek Into Darkness — by premiering an exclusive clip of the film. The catch: It was only three frames long. But they weren’t boring frames! Check them out below:  READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek' sequel gets a title

The colon is so 20th century.

EW has confirmed that the official title for director J.J. Abrams’ sequel to his 2009 film Star Trek will be Star Trek Into Darkness. (TrekMovie.com first reported the news.)

The moniker further differentiates Abrams’ reboot of the venerable sci-fi franchise from the earlier Trek movies, which either went the roman-numeral-and-subtitle route (i.e. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) or eschewed the number for just a colon-ized subtitle (i.e. Star Trek: First Contact). But it also presents an unusual mental picture — are the stars trekking into some unknown darkness? — that only raises more questions about the film’s tightly guarded plot.  READ FULL STORY

J.J. Abrams to go Nazi-hunting with Paramount's 'Wunderkind'

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Bad Robot is going into search and destroy mode with the Nazi-hunting drama Wunderkind.

J.J. Abrams’ production company is teaming up with Paramount Pictures after optioning the script for the film, about a young CIA agent investigating German war criminals and an aging Israeli Mossad agent pursuing the same.

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