Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX have announced that next year’s release of Star Trek Beyond will be released on IMAX screens the same day it hits regular theaters — July 22nd, 2016.
While the first two installments of the rebooted Star Trek franchise were directed by J.J. Abrams, the third is being headed by Justin Lin.
“IMAX provides a one-of-a-kind movie going experience to audiences all over the world,” said Lin in a statement. “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 EVP, 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 last two films, Star Trek and Star Trek Beyond raked in $850M for combined global grosses.
Directed by Justin Lin and produced by J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.