Friday 29 March 2013

Into Darkness novelization and soundtrack update

Simon and Schuster have updated their listing for Alan Dean Foster's novelization of Star Trek Into Darkness. Unlike the original release of his novelization for the first film, which used promo-portraits of the cast within the text of the title to create a new cover design, this time they've gone for a straight re-use of the first poster (why not? It's a great poster):

The blurb for the book is also pretty much a straight re-use of one of the general film descriptions:
The official movie tie-in novelization of the highly anticipated sequel to 2009’s blockbuster feature film Star Trek!

Pioneering director J.J. Abrams has delivered an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.

The novelization is out in trade paperback, ebook, and audiobook on the 21st of May. No news yet on who's reading the audiobook, but last time it was Zachary Quinto. It will also be released, translated into German, by Cross Cult, in both paperback and ebook, and from Laser Books translated into Czech.

In other Into Darkness news Varese Sarabande Records have added a listing on their site for the soundtrack, by Michael Giacchino. We can look forward to hearing that from the 14th of May, but at the moment there are no other details.

PS. Find out everything you need to know about Star Trek Into Darkness and its tie-ins, on my Star Trek Into Darkness guide page.

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