Star Trek Into Darkness has been brought forward in many parts of the world. Last week the German Star Trek Into Darkness Facebook page reported the release in Germany had been moved from the 16th to the 9th of May, and now the Star Trek Into Darkness international releases page has been updated with many more countries. If you're lucky enough to live in the following countries you'll be some of the first in the world to be able to see Into Darkness, from May 9th: UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Many other countries all over the world have also had their dates brought forward, with some releases coming as much as three months earlier than originally indicated! Here's the current listing:
In other Into Darkness news, Michael Giacchino's music for the film was recorded over the past couple of days, and he has tweeted lots of images and videos (no snippets of the music alas). Here are Giacchino and J.J. Abrams at the recording. You can see more on Giacchino's website:
If you're lucky enough to be in Switzerland between the 12th and 14th of April you should also check out the Star Trek Live to Projection event, which will have an orchestra and chorus performing Giacchino's first Star Trek score live to scenes from the film.
Now about those spoilers (continues after the jump):
Trek Brasilis has reported of a recent media event in Sao Paulo where some thirty-eight minutes of footage from Into Darkness were screened. The screening included the footage from the previous nine minute IMAX preview, as well as new footage continuing the sequence and sections from later in the film. The sequences shown were all from parts of the movie already seen in the trailers, but many new details have been revealed about those sections of the film.
Apparently there have been some changes made to the footage from the IMAX preview, and what was shown was still not the final edits/effects/music. Trek Brasilis has a detailed description of what was shown (if you don't read Portuguese, Google Translate is your friend). Here are the key points:
- Back on Earth Kirk ends up in bed with TWO "cat-women" (Caitians?)
- Kirk is then returned to the Enterprise as first officer under Pike, after someone persuades an Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller's mystery character); presumably the same Alex Marcus referred to in the latest issue of Countdown to Darkness, and also presumably the father of Carol Marcus. Spock meanwhile is assigned to another ship.