'Star Trek' Goes to Sydney Opera House for World Premiere - Featured

As "Star Trek" crawls closer to its theatrical release, Paramount Pictures Australia have unraveled when and where the world premiere of the much awaited sci-fi film will be taking place. In a release dated Friday, March 20, the company made public their plan to host the special screening event in front of 1,600 guests in Sydney Opera House's legendary Concert Hall on Tuesday, April 7.


The premiere will have director/producer J.J. Abrams and cast members Eric Bana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban presenting the movie. It marks the third occasion a film is debuted at Sydney Opera House and the first time a film is premiered in the Concert Hall. Following the world premiere, a world tour to countries, such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands and New Zealand, will be kicked off.


"Not only are we honored to have J.J. Abrams and the cast here in Sydney for the World Premiere of the stunning new STAR TREK," said Mike Selwyn, Managing Director of Paramount Pictures Australia, of the world premiere, "we are also very excited to present this event at one of Australia's-and the world's-most famous locations, Sydney Opera House."


The eleventh feature film of the famed sci-fi movie, "Star Trek" revolves around Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their years at Starfleet Academy. It stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Eric Bana as Kirk, Spock and Nero respectively. They will be supported by Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and many else. It is slated to open in U.S. theaters on May 8.


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