It’s a good day to be a Star Trek fan! We recently posted eleven new images from Star Trek Into Darkness – as they were released in Empire Magazine – and now Paramount has released them in high-res – perfect for fan’s desktop wallpapers! You can check the gallery at the end of the article, and don’t forget to click on images for full resolution!
In addition, director J. J. Abrams recently (and admirably) had a special premiere of the film (somewhat similar to what happened in 2009 film Fanboys), for a dying Trek fan named Daniel. Daniel’s wife has now provided an update, sharing their reaction to seeing the film and noting Abrams and Bad Robot’s generosity, courtesy of Reddit:
Hi everyone, it’s Daniel’s wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture…However; Daniel ‘hates’ being an ‘inspiring cancer story’ we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season:
This is a story of us giving something to him, the ‘internet’ community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJ Abrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things). Also, it was truly amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.
It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, They know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please to him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.
It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy – Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too)
This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything ‘right’ for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on…….Be assured we enjoyed it 110%! We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you…
It’s a really touching story, isn’t it? I hope it’s one of the many that makes the people want to do good for others, not just be selfish and pretending the world revolves around them. It would sure be a nice New Year resolution, for everyone!
The film stars Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood. Star Trek Into Darkness opens on May 15th, 2013 in 3D, and IMAX.