Submitted by darklordzor 1018d ago | news

J.J. Abrams Grants Terminal Cancer Patient’s Dying Wish to See Star Trek Into Darkness Early

From Collider:

Every once in a while we get to post a human interest story that is just barely related to movie news, like Ron Perlman dressing up as Hellboy for a Make-a-Wish patient or President Barack Obama reacting to a pint-sized Spider-Man’s web. Now director J.J. Abrams has reportedly answered the dying wishes of a terminal cancer patient by arranging a screening of Star Trek Into Darkness well ahead of its planned debut of May 17, 2013. While it seems like a small request from an obvious fan whose time on this Earth is being cut short, it’s even more impressive considering how famously secretive Abrams is concerning his projects. It’s refreshing to see that he’s got his priorities straight in this case. (Cinema, J.J. Abrams, Star Trek Into Darkness)

darklordzor  +   1019d ago
Just such a nice story to hear, especially considering how secretive Abrams likes to be. I just hope the guy gets to see a fairly complete version of the film.
aDDicteD  +   1017d ago
i hope the movie will be a blockbuster hit. this was a very kind act from jj abrams, i hope a lot of directors can also follow this example.
vitorizzo  +   1017d ago
pixar did this a while ago with their movie Up for a little boy
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1017d ago
Very nice to hear this..
chukamachine  +   1017d ago
ssb3173  +   1017d ago
Extremely nice and thoughtful for him to do this.
3-4-5  +   1017d ago
it doesn't say whole movie for sure...it says maybe just 9 minutes...

Still awesome though.
vulcanproject  +   1017d ago
Think he could struggle with the whole movie, its still 5 months from release! I would imagine it isn't even close to being complete.

Even a good promo would be really kind, but I bet he'll do the best he can if he has rough cuts to show.
Soldierone  +   1017d ago
This just made me think the movie Fanboys was real haha
darklordzor  +   1016d ago
Yeah, that's the first thing I thought about as well, actually.
Deku-Johnny  +   1017d ago
That's amazing, not only is he a fantastic director, he's a fantastic guy.
Sucitta  +   1017d ago
= )
gaffyh  +   1015d ago
If I ever get terminal cancer I am going to ask to play Half Life 3! C'mon Valve!
TheCritic28  +   1015d ago
Maybe now that kid can tell us who the villain is!

Joking aside, what a cool guy.

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