It’s a good day to be a Star Trek fan. We recently reported on some quotes from Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve regarding J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, and now Paramount has released a batch of high-resolution images from the film. We’ve seen a couple of these before in low-resolution or watermarked versions, but quite a few of them provide new looks at the Enterprise crew and that dastardly Cumberbatch. Additionally, Abrams recently (and admirably) showed a dying Trek fan named Daniel the full film. Daniel’s wife has now provided an update, sharing their reaction to seeing the film and noting Abrams and Bad Robot’s generosity.
Hit the jump to check out the images and to read the quotes from Daniel’s wife. The film also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood. Star Trek Into Darkness opens on May 17th in 2D, 3D, and IMAX.
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…..
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Catch up on all of our recent Star Trek Into Darkness coverage below:
- Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve Talk STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Comparisons to THE AVENGERS and SKYFALL, the Audition Process, and More
- J.J. Abrams Grants Terminal Cancer Patient’s Dying Wish to See STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Early
- Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS; Talks Bigger Sets, Redshirt Deaths, the Writing Process, the Timeline, Studio Requests, Easter Eggs, Benedict Cumberbatch, and More!
- STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Roundup: New Images, Empire Covers, Synopsis, and J.J. Abrams Reveals More About the Villain’s Backstory and “Secret Agenda”
- New Teaser Trailer and Viral Launch for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS