(Press Release)—Lauded by critics as “a sleek, thrilling epic” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly), “a clever, exhilarating action adventure” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “stratospherically entertaining” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), director J.J. Abrams’ phenomenal global sensation STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS makes its highly-anticipated debut on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand on September 10, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can be the first to own the film on Digital when it arrives three weeks early on August 20th. Boasting “spectacular visual effects” (Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer) and “one of the best villains in recent memory” (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News) STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS delighted audiences around the world, earning a coveted A CinemaScore.
“I’m excited for viewers at home to check out Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray and DVD,” said J.J. Abrams. “They did a great job and I’m thrilled with how everything looks and sounds. We also have some really fun behind-the-scenes special features that we shot on the Red and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot. They really look amazing and unlike anything I’ve seen on DVD or Blu-ray before.” Abrams added “I hope fans enjoy seeing the process that went into making the movie and the truly amazing work of our most spectacular cast and crew.”
The STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray/DVD and Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo packs with UltraViolet™ are bursting with behind-the-scenes material detailing how the filmmakers delivered a rousing epic filled with both spectacle and soul. For the first time, the special features included in the combo packs were produced entirely by Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and captured in spectacular high quality on Red Epic cameras for a uniquely intimate perspective of the filmmakers’ process.
Nimoy as the iconic Spock in the 2009 Star Trek film
Leonard Nimoy may be coming out of retirement to reprise his Spock role in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
The 2009 sci-fi reboot cast younger actors as the series’ famed characters, with Zachary Quinto stepping into the role of Spock. Nimoy still featured in the hit movie as an older version of the character, but he announced in 2010 he was retiring from acting and was happy to let Quinto take the reins of his iconic hero.
But new reports have indicated that he will star in the sequel to the reboot.
When asked by CNN whether he would appear in the follow-up, Nimoy replied, “We’re talking. We’re talking.”
Editors at movie site Ain’t It Cool News then reported they have “compelling independent confirmation that Nimoy is absolutely in the new film.”
The untitled Star Trek sequel will hit cinemas in 2013.
J.J. Abrams’ long-awaited 3-D “Star Trek” sequel now has a release date. The movie is slated to come out on May 17, 2013, nearly a year later than the studio’s originally-intended date of June 29, 2012.
Shooting on the sequel is expected to begin sometime early next year, with Benicio del Toro in discussions to join the cast in an unspecified villainous role.
The as-yet untitled follow-up to the franchise reboot will see the return of all principal cast members from the first entry including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg, with Abrams collaborating on the script with Damon Lindelof (TV’s “Lost”) as well as the writing duo of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who penned the first reboot installment.
The first “Star Trek” film grossed over $385 million worldwide on a reported budget of $150 million.
JJ Abrams is to direct the much anticipated Star Trek sequel according to industry Insiders who have been speaking with New York Magazine.
The 45-year-old director rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009 with a brand new and younger cast including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto; the movie received both commercial and critical success including an OSCAR win for Best make-up. Pre-production is already underway, with the script due to be completed by the end of the month (September 2011) and filming beginning in the winter. Fans have been left in limbo since the movie was released in 2009 as Abrams had refused to comment on the possibilities of a sequel or even that he would return to the director’s chair. However, it is understood that the delay was caused by writer Alex Kurtzman, who wrote the script for the first movie was busy with other commitments such as directing his debut movie. But now that his project is completed he has once again teamed up with Abrams and is due to complete the new script.
Born in New York but raised in Los Angeles J.J. Abrams is the son of movie and TV producer Gerald W. Abrams. He first began his career in the movie world at the age of 16 when he wrote the musicfor science-fiction horror movie Nightbeast. He later moved onto bigger budget movies helping to producer blockbusters such as Armageddon, Mission Impossible:III and Cloverfield. He is currently working on new movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol due for release in 2011 which sees TomCruise reprise his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt.