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Give thanks, sci-fi nerds! This week, IMAX (NYSE: IMAX ) announced plans to preview the first nine minutes of next year's Star Trek Into Darkness -- sequel to J.J. Abrams' reimagining of the popular sci-fi series -- during December's world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
What's interesting is that these are two potential blockbusters in the making from entirely different studios. Star Trek is a Paramount Pictures property and owned by Viacom (Nasdaq: VIA ) . The Hobbit is director Peter Jackson's follow-up to the highly successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, and an important new franchise for Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX ) Warner Bros. studios. That these two agreed to be paired says something important about IMAX. Find out more in the video below.
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