Any zombie aficionados out there who might also happen to be Trekkies? Paramount Pictures announced today that they would be offering a double feature of two of their summer blockbusters. "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "World War Z" will be offered back-to-back for one week only, beginning this Friday.
The two big Paramount summer releases nearly grossed a combined one billion dollars at the global box office. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was J.J. Abrams' sequel to his 2009 re-imagining of the franchise. In addition to Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg reprising their roles(among many others), this summer's follow-up featured Benedict Cumberbatch as the mysterious villain.
Max Brooks' novel World War Z was brought to life on the big screen by director Marc Forster("Quantum of Solace", "Finding Neverland", "Monster's Ball"). Brad Pitt played protagonist Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator who must find a cure for an epidemic that has rendered a great percentage of humanity to a zombie-like state. The film currently stands as Brad Pitt's highest-grossing worldwide release.
The double feature will be available in both Real 3D and 2D, depending on theater location. Tickets to the double feature can be purchased now at www.ultimatedoublefeature.com, Fandango, MovieTickets.com, or at participating theater box offices. The "Star Trek Into Darkness"/"World War Z" double feature will run through Thursday, September 5.