'Star Trek Into Darkness' Gets New UK Release Date One Week Ahead Of U.S.

The UK release of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness has officially been moved up by a week to May 9 when it will go out in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D cinemas. Paramount currently has the film set for a May 17 release in the States with IMAX 3D screenings on May 15. The shift has led some to wonder if the U.S. date may move to May 9 as well, but then what would happen to all those Super Bowl viewers who unlocked movie tickets for special early showings on the 15th? Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the film, just tweeted: “Looks like Star Trek Into Darkness will land in the UK first. Release date May 9th. That’s about 8 weeks away. Not long considering.” There have also been rumblings that the movie would get a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 15-26, but I’ve heard that is not the case. The new release date would seem to support that since movies are rarely screened in Cannes after they’ve premiered big elsewhere.

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alycakes1902d ago

It used to be the other way around.

hazelamy1901d ago

it often still is, we had to wait six months for Cloud atlas.

and for some reason the uk doesn't even get the imax option.

and something like three months for Wreck It Ralph.

when the uk does get the film first it's usually only a few days to a couple of weeks, the us will hardly ever have to wait months for a big film like the uk does.

anyway, cannot wait to see this.

and that nine minute preview before The Hobbit only made me more eager.
and it made the choice to see it in imax 3d very easy. ^_^