App Users Unlock The First Surprise Today -- "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" Will Open In Theaters Two Days Early At 8:00 p.m., With Tickets Available Through The App

Sun Feb 3, 2013 8:00pm EST

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.,  Feb. 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Following the debut of the
"STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" TV spot in today's big game, users who downloaded the
film's first-of-its-kind movie app are now among the first people anywhere to
unlock movie tickets for show times on  Wednesday, May 15th  at  8:00 p.m.  -
two days ahead of the film's scheduled release on  Friday, May 17th.  
Additionally, app users also received an exclusive look at an extended big game


App users will continuously receive exciting "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" movie
news, as well as exclusive content and offers, throughout the movie's theatrical
and home entertainment releases.  

The app's cutting edge technology allows users to delve deeper into the Star
Trek universe by interacting directly with materials from the eagerly awaited
film to auto-accomplish missions within the application.  Utilizing geo-location
awareness software, image recognition technology, and audio scan functions,
users can collect points, see content, and work their way through the Star Trek

Highlights of the "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" app include:

* A geofencing function for location-based experiences such as encouraging
viewers to go to the movies;  
* An audio scan function that can be turned on to automatically recognize and
reward users for watching "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" content on TV and other
* An image scan function that enables users to interact with images printed or
viewable in the real world;  
* New "STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" content, such as videos, images and wallpapers
delivered directly to users' mobile devices;  
* Exclusive opportunities and special offers only available to app users.

"STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" is written by  Roberto Orci  &  Alex Kurtzman  & 
Damon Lindelof  and directed by  J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with  Bryan
Burk  through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  
Jeffrey Chernov  and Skydance Productions'  David Ellison,  Dana Goldberg  and 
Paul Schwake  are the executive producers.

"STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS" opens in theaters everywhere  May 17th, 2013.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of
filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content
company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment
brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in
filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation,
Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and
Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions,
Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount
Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

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SOURCE  Paramount Pictures Corporation

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