Paramount will be releasing Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z, two of their major summer film offerings, as a double feature in theaters this week.
Starting this Friday, August 30th through Thursday, September 5th, both films will play together on 2D and RealD 3D screens in select AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Regal Cinemas, and other participating theaters nationwide.
Star Trek Into Darkness, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof, was directed by J.J. Abrams as his follow-up to his 2009 reboot, Star Trek, and has earned more than $450 million worldwide since its theatrical release in May. DVD and Blu-ray sets, including the Starfleet Phaser Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack Gift Set, are available now for pre-order and will be released on September 10, 2013.
The Brad Pitt-starring World War Z, which comes to DVD and Blu-ray on September 17, 2013, has earned more than $500 million at the worldwide box office since its June theatrical release, though its yet to hit $200 million domestically, which might be the impetus behind this double feature (it’s at $198.9M). The film, which Damon Lindelof also co-wrote, is Brad Pitt’s highest grossing worldwide release.
Tickets are on sale now for the Star Trek Into Darkness/World War Z double feature at www.UltimateDoubleFeature.com, fandango.com, movietickets.com, and at participating theater box offices.