Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation confirmed today that “STAR TREK BEYOND,” the third film in the blockbuster franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theaters worldwide beginning July 22, 2016.
“STAR TREK BEYOND” is directed by Justin Lin and reunites Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim are joining the cast. Based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry, the film’s writers are Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick Mckay; and Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci, and Justin Lin through his Perfect Storm Entertainment. The executive producers are Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Lindsey Weber.
“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world,” said Lin. “I am excited to bring the newest journey into the ‘STAR TREK’ universe to its screens.”
“‘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,'” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “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 has earned more than $850 million since the release of J.J. Abram’s “STAR TREK” in 2009.
The IMAX release of “STAR TREK BEYOND” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The studio hasn’t released any information on the plot of the new film but it’s not expected to be the final installment to the rebooted series at this time.