Star Trek Beyond set for an IMAX release in 2016
Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation announced today that the upcoming Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and receive an IMAX release worldwide when the film debuts in theaters on July 22, 2016.
“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world,” said director Justin 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 upcoming third film in the rebooted franchise reunites Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and introduces Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson and Joe Taslim. Lin directed Star Trek Beyond based on a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.