Relentless action, 3D spectacle, and IMAX-size scope. In less than 90 seconds all that and more is discussed in regards to J.J. Abrams‘ next movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. With all the news centering on that other film Abrams will soon work on, it’s been easy to overlook this film, a sequel to the hit 2009 Star Trek revival.
A new featurette has been released to try and draw our attention back to the Abrams movie we’ll be getting in months (as opposed to years for Star Wars) and in it we hear from the director, several of the stars and see lots of footage from the first few trailers. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whether your idea of fun is G-rated college kids or hard-R strippers, there’s something in today’s Sequel Bits for you. After the jump:
- Jessica Alba promises to do more dancing in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- … while Robert Rodrigez comments on Dennis Haysbert replacing Michael Clarke Duncan
- Arnold Schwarzenegger explains why his age won’t be an issue in The Legend of Conan
- Screenwriter Craig Mazin talks about weathering criticism for The Hangover Part II
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be digitally remastered for a one-week IMAX 3D release
- See some cute international posters and a new setting for Monsters University
- Vin Diesel and Karl Urban face off once again in the newest Riddick still
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
The IMAX 3D release of Iron Man 3 was practically a foregone conclusion. These days, most studio blockbusters of that caliber open in IMAX, 3D, or (increasingly) both, sometimes whether the filmmaker likes it or not. But now it’s actually official. IMAX and Marvel have issued a press release announcing that Tony Stark will indeed be flying into the screen in three giant, glorious dimensions this spring.
There are a couple of caveats, however. One is that the film wasn’t actually shot in IMAX or 3D, and the other is that it’s hitting abroad before it does domestically. Hit the jump to keep reading.
UPDATE: We now have some set videos from Iron Man 3 reshoots that were recently done in Hollywood. We’re throwing them in here because of the Iron Man 3 connection, not because the videos have anything to do with IMAX or 3D. But you can feel free to watch them and imagine what the scenes might look like in IMAX 3D, so there is that.
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As powerful as we like to think filmmakers are, they can’t compete with the studios. When a studio puts their foot down on and issue and threatens to not make the movie, even the most successful filmmakers are forced to say “okay.” That seems to be what happened with J.J. Abrams and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Before filming began on the sequel to the 2009 hit Star Trek, we posted multiple articles showing Abrams’ aversion to 3D. He said he had nothing against it but it never really sold him and suggested he didn’t want to make Into Darkness in 3D. Soon after, it was revealed the film would be shot in 2D and post-converted, which gave fans a lot to worry about. The question became, “what happened?”
Abrams now admits Paramount wouldn’t make the movie unless he agreed to release it in 3D. But before jumping to any conclusions, Abrams explained his opposing viewpoint on the medium actually helped in making the conversion more effective. Read his quotes and discuss these opposing viewpoints after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
When Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park roars back into theaters this spring, the T-Rex and friends won’t just be snapping at your face in post-converted 3D. They’ll also be clawing at your torso on a larger-than-life scale. IMAX and Universal announced today that the Steven Spielberg classic will get a one-week run in IMAX 3D starting on the same date as the film’s wide re-release. This will mark the film’s first time playing in that format. More details after the jump.
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Here’s the first full trailer for the J.J. Abrams sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Running a minute or so longer than the announcement trailer that was out earlier this month, here you get a chilling voiceover by Admiral Pike (Bruce Greenwood), more views of the returning cast (Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho), as well as the new additions (Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve). There’s lots more action to dissect and the tease that Captain Kirk’s (Chris Pine) brashness is spells doom for the U.S.S. Enterprise. Check it out below.
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The Star Trek Into Darkness flood gates officially opened this past week, with an announcement trailer, nine-minute IMAX prologue, villain reveal and Bad Robot set visit. Click on each of those links to read our takes on the latest in the Trek universe. But /Film obviously wasn’t the only site paying attention to Trek, and several others culled other all kinds of different information from the stars, footage and more. After the jump:
- Watch a video of J.J. Abrams discussing Benedict Cumberbatch’s character John Harrison
- Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk about Harrison, the “terrorist.”
- Read what the Star Trek Into Darkness screenwriters had to say about Harrison (see a pattern forming here?)
- Check out my favorite of the multitude of wacky theories concerning Harrison.
- Listen to Chris Pine discuss a possibly love interest in Carol Marcus (Alice Eve).
- Did someone actually photobomb the set of Star Trek Into Darkness?
- Look at one fan’s impressive analysis of the Wrath of Khan homage in the announcement trailer.
- Read a beat by beat description from the full teaser trailer, out next week, and find out when you’ll see the theatrical trailer.
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The Bad Robot offices are what your film company would look like if you owned one. Old movie posters and cool art decorate the walls. Props are strategically placed in the hallways. Offices are adorned with cool toys and images. There are two gorgeous outdoor spaces to chill in and it even has a secret name on the outside. Oh, hey, there’s J.J. Abrams walking around.
The head of the company is currently directing the follow-up to his 2009 hit Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, which reunites his surviving original cast and adds new blood in the form of the mysterious Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alice Eve. The film is written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, will feature a score by Michael Giacchino, and has plenty of new aliens and action scenes for fans to enjoy.
Abrams and his team invited several journalists to their offices on December 10 to learn about the film’s props, costumes, makeup, music, and visual effects. From those presentations, we picked 15 cool things you didn’t yet know about production and story of Star Trek Into Darkness. Details on the Japanese trailer, klingons, character names, IMAX 3D, and lots about Giacchino can all be found below, along with more info about the Bad Robot offices. Read More »
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