'Star Trek Beyond' Lives Longer to Prosper in China; Co-Writer Simon Pegg Beamed Into Beijing
Good news for China-based Trekkies who haven’t had a chance to see the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise – you now have an extra month to see the film on the big screen.
Star Trek Beyond (星际迷航3：超越星辰) has already taken RMB 437 million (USD 65.4 million) at the Chinese box office since it opened on September 2. Now the blockbuster has until November 1 to increase its haul.
Simon Pegg, who served as co-writer of the script as well as reprising his role as chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, posted a celebratory message to his Weibo on Wednesday.
“Woohoo! Star Trek Beyond is on in theatres in China for another month. Go see!” read the post accompanied by a selfie of the comedian on the Great Wall.
It’s pretty rare for a Hollywood film to be granted extra time in market like this. No doubt having Alibaba as a major investor has helped out a bit.
Beyond sees Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship where they encounter an alien warrior race.
You can catch it on 3D, IMAX 3D, and China Giant Screens.
Photo: Simon Pegg (Weibo)