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2016 will be a very busy summer at the movies. As is the norm with the period, it’s filled with a handful of original movie (this weeks other release “The Nice Guys” for example), more adaptations (“Me Before You”, “Warcraft” and “The BFG”) and too many of sequels.
We’ve already seen one sequel, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”, dominate the season (so far). Sequels make sense for studios to invest in. They’re known properties which they assume the paying public has an affinity for. Logically they’re an easy sell. Even when dwindling returns are expected (see the second Robert Langdon sequel starring Tom Hanks “Inferno”).
Sandwiched between all this is a long established franchise possibly on its final breath which the studio desperately wants to keep alive. That franchise of course is “Star Trek”.
Desperate to undo the damage done by 2013’s poorly received “Star Trek into Darkness” the studio put one of the people who wrote that, Roberto Orci, in the directors chair. Only after a backlash from both critics and fans over the fact that someone with no experience would helm a US$100+ million production, did the studio and would be director part ways.
So who did the studio turn to to reinvigorate the franchise? “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin of course. Whether he’s the right man for the job we’ll only find out in July but it’s a bold choice which I hope pays off. “Star Trek” with its deeper themes and plots influenced by real life science of the time has never been a property which translates well with the masses. Lin’s fast paced action might help fill in those seats.
Gene Roddenberry’s creation also seems to largely exists because of the devout group of followers, commonly referred to as Trekkies, who simply won’t let the franchise die. They’re also a difficult lot to please. Smartly, to counter the hiring of Lin the studio also hired self-proclaimed Trekkie and all round genre fan Simon Pegg to help write the story and script.
Hopefully all this pays off for the studio, the franchise, the moviegoers and more importantly the fans when “Star Trek Beyond” open close to two months from now.
“Star Trek Beyond” will debut in Indonesia on the 2oth of July 2016 followed by Hong Kong and Philippines on the 21st of July 2016. Singapore and Malaysia will get to catch “Star Trek Beyond” on the 22nd of July 2016.
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|Producers||:||J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci|
|Screenplay||:||Simon Pegg & Doug Jung and Roberto Orci & John D. Payne & Patrick McKay|
|Cast||:||Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban|
|Website||:||Star Trek Beyond movie website|
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|Star Trek Beyond Hong Kong Release Date||:||21 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond Indonesia Release Date||:||20 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond Malaysia Release Date||:||21 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond Philippines Release Date||:||20 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond Singapore Release Date||:||21 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond UK Release Date||:||22 July 2016|
|Star Trek Beyond USA Release Date||:||22 July 2016|
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“Star Trek Beyond” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.