March 07, 2013 9:40am PT by Stuart Kemp
J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' to Land in U.K. Before U.S.
LONDON – J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness has moved its U.K. release date to May 9, a week ahead of the movie's U.S. rollout.
The movie is destined for a wide release across all British exhibitors and a run in Imax 3D screens before it hits U.S. screens May 15.
Paramount Pictures U.K. said the release gives British cinemagoers a first look at the finished film.
The movie brings in Benedict Cumberbatch alongside 2009's Star Trek cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg.
Cumberbatch plays the villain.
Pegg, who plays starship crew member Scotty in the film, tweeted: “Looks like Star Trek Into Darkness will land in the UK first. Release date May 9th. That’s about 8 weeks away. Not long considering.”