Star Trek Into Darkness is set to open on 3D IMAX screen two days before it goes on general release, it has been confirmed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures has closed a deal with the oversize screen company to start showing the eagerly awaited sci-fi sequel from 15 May.
Greg Foster, IMAX Entertainment's chairman and president, said: "As we saw with the reaction to the first nine minutes of the film, which debuted in our theatres in December, fans are clearly excited by the opportunity to see this epic film come to life in IMAX."
He told The Sun: "I am very aware of the English transition of an actor being from a different culture coming over and they are being like, 'God, this guy does theatre and c***. We'd better give him the bad guy role and a cape and just make him be really horrible'.
"It was the pitch that JJ [Abrams] gave me, a couple of scenes to audition with and he fleshed out the whole world of the rest of the script, and there's a purpose and intention to his otherwise violent and pretty distressing actions that made it really intriguing.
"And I thought, 'Well, OK, there's a purpose to this man'."
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