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. [Read more...]
Briefly: We’ve been following the lackluster Star Trek Into Darkness Are You The 1701 campaign quite closely since it went live last week. The first “mission” was to submit pictures to Instagram and videos to Vine that were inspired by Star Trek or “the future.” 1701 fans were rewarded with a special advance screening of the domestic trailer rendered in anaglyph 3D. Now fans are asked to submit original 1701 artwork to Instagram. Just use hashtag #1701 when you post your art. If anything comes of this, we’ll let you know. Be sure to check out the rest of our Into Darkness coverage here!
Last week, we reported that the long-dormant Star Trek Into Darkness viral site AreYouThe1701.com went live with a social media contest using Instagram and Vine. Paramount gave fans a week to enter the contest, where they had to take a picture or video inspired by Star Trek or “the future.” There were 1701 winners selected out of eligible entries and many received their prize today! Find out what they won after the jump! [Read more...]
Welcome to our only monthly feature here on MovieViral. A day or two ahead of time, we’ll list the various social media accounts (specifically Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a bit of Tumblr for now) for all the major theatrical releases each month. We hope that this allows you to follow your favorite films more easily, as well as give you a guide as to what films are being released each month. Check out what’s coming up for May after the break.
Last December, a link was hidden in the first Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer. It lead us to AreYouthe1701.com, to sign up for what many hoped would be a huge campaign centered on the USS Enterprise (1701 is the ship’s registration number), turned out to be a dud. Sitting unchanged for nearly 5 months, the site finally went live today. So just what is Are You The 1701? Find out after the jump! [Read more...]
It’s easy to forget that Summer blockbuster movies open internationally, especially when the marketing that is not often tailored to them. Paramount’s Star Trek Into Darkness, however, has a viral video on a few international versions of Yahoo! and official Facebook pages where the antagonist John Harrison (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) talks about Captain James T. Kirk. The video intercuts clips we’ve seen in trailers with fuzzy images of Harrison, and it reminds me (and TrekMovie) of the Man of Steel viral video where General Zod calls out Superman. Check out the Star Trek video after the break.
We Are The Explorers, an Indiegogo campaign wants to put a 30-second trailer for NASA in front of Star Trek Into Darkness in May. Using footage from a video NASA released last year, We Are The Explorers hopes to help inspire the next generation of Space explorers. And what better way to reach them than in their seats at the local cinema, getting ready to watch the next installment of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek franchise. More info after the jump! [Read more...]
The eagle-eyed viewers of TrekMovie found hidden URLs within the different localized versions of the new Star Trek Into Darkness international trailer. These URLs link to the new international posters for the film. Check out where they found the hidden link in the UK/Austrailan trailer and the new revealed international poster after the break.
Earlier today, Caleb gave a review of the new Star Trek Into Darkness mobile app, but little did we know that the best part was yet to come. After the film’s Super Bowl TV spot aired, Paramount announced that the sci-fi sequel will open two days early, on May 15th, and that tickets are available through the app. Read the full press release after the break.
Paramount Digital Entertainment released its Star Trek Into Darkness mobile app this week on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Using new technology created by Qualcomm Labs, Inc., users will be able to unlock content from the film by participating in scavenger hunts and other real-world missions which will be unlocked as the film’s release date draws closer. After the jump, we’ll give you a look inside the app’s current features. [Read more...]