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Opera House lands Star Trek World Premiere

J.J. Abrams' new film will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House on April 7th, one month before wide release.

star_trek1Could it be a case of being a space opera?

Paramount Pictures has announced the World Premiere of J.J. Abrams new Star Trek film at the Sydney Opera House on April 7th.

It will be the first time a film has premiered in the Concert Hall.

The big screen version by Abrams (Lost, Alias, Fringe, What About Brian, Felicity, Mission Impossible III, Cloverfield) explores the backstories of James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto, Heroes), before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise to combat Nero (Eric Bana), a Romulan from the future who threatens the United Federation of Planets.

“Not only are we honoured to have J.J. Abrams and the cast here in Sydney for the World Premiere of the stunning new Star Trek, we are also very excited to present this event at one of Australia’s-and the world’s-most famous locations, Sydney Opera House,” said Mike Selwyn, Managing Director of Paramount Pictures Australia.

Also in the cast are Chris Hemsworth (Home and Away), Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Ben Cross and Bruce Greenwood.

Leonard Nimoy has a cameo.

The film will open in Australia on May 7th, one day before the US.

Source: Moviehole

13 Responses

  1. Australia isn’t too used to having big Hollwood premieres.

    I’ll assume the makers were keen on the angular sails of the house due to the slight visual connections in the film.

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