Director JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek movie will have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House next month, presented by Aussie star Eric Bana. Abrams, Bana and co-stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban will present the blockbuster to 1600 tastemakers in art, design, entertainment, fashion, media and politics on April 7.
It is only the third time a film has debuted at the Sydney Opera House, and the first time a premiere has been held in the concert hall.
“Not only are we honoured to have JJ Abrams and the cast here in Sydney for the world premiere of the stunning new Star Trek, we are also very excited to present this event at one of Australia’s – and the world’s – most famous locations, Sydney Opera House,” said Mike Selwyn, managing director of Paramount Pictures Australia.
The re-imagined story, based on creator Gene Roddenberry’s original television series, also stars Chris Hemsworth, Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Morrison and Zoe Saldana, with a cameo by original Spock Leonard Nimoy.
The Sydney premiere kicks off a world tour that will touch down in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and the UK.
Star Trek opens in Australia on May 7, ahead of the US release on May 8.