FirstShowing.net is reporting that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek will be released in IMAX theaters next year. The site reports that the film will be converted to 70mm for projection on IMAX screens, since Abrams didn’t use IMAX cameras to shoot the film. That means it’s just going to be a straight large-screen conversion, with no additional features. That contrasts with other high-profile IMAX releases including The Dark Knight, which had a few segments shot with IMAX cameras and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which will have several minutes of bonus footage.
It’s going to be a crowded summer 2009 for IMAX. Here’s what’s currently in store for the large screen format:
- Star Trek (May 8, 2009)
- Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (May 22, 2009)
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (June 26, 2009)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 17, 2009)