New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ IMAX Poster from ‘Hack/Slash’ Artist Mark Englert

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John Harrison on the Klingon homeworld in Star Trek Into Darkness New Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Poster from Hack/Slash Artist Mark Englert

The run-up to the release of Star Trek Into Darkness has seen Paramount releasing a number of creative posters, the most utilized image being one of John Harrison standing in the midst of a scene of rubble that has formed the shape of the Starfleet insignia. Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance as the new villain for the rebooted franchise is definitely being featured front and center for the marketing of the movie in the various posterstrailers and viral videos that have been released so far.

To celebrate the imminent release of Star Trek Into Darkness, IMAX have revealed a brand new piece of unique artwork for the film, showcasing the USS Enterprise cruising the solar system against a backdrop of stars. The print was created by artist Mark Englert, who is probably best known for his work on horror comic series Hack/Slash, as part of collaboration between IMAX, Paramount, Bad Robot and LA-based pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988.

The print is the first of the new IMAX Fanfix series, the evolution of the IMAX 12:01 series that ended with a poster for Iron Man 3 by comics artist Jock. It seems like Fanfix and 12:01 are different only scheduling; whereas 12:01 posters were handed out at midnight IMAX screenings, Fanfix posters will be handed out at whatever time the first IMAX screening takes place. In this case, that’s 8pm on Wednesday, May 15th, and moviegoers at any of the participating IMAX theaters will receive a copy of the print.

Check it out below:


Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Fanfix print 570x189 New Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Poster from Hack/Slash Artist Mark Englert

Compared to the tone of impending doom and disaster that has been hinted to be at the heart of Star Trek Into Darkness, Englert’s print is refreshingly serene, capturing a spirit of wonder and exploration, while at the same time anchoring the Enterprise to its terrestrial home.

It’s great to see IMAX back and commissioning original artwork for films again, especially after the popularity of the 12:01 series and the eye-catching and inspired images that were created for films like The Hobbit, Oz the Great and Powerful and The Dark Knight Rises. If anything, it’s a shame that these posters and prints aren’t being more widely used in marketing, which generally favors photo composition over hand-drawn or painted creations.

Are you planning to see Star Trek Into Darkness at an early IMAX screening? If so, do you like this print enough to put it somewhere on your wall? Let us know what you think of Englert’s work in the comments.


Star Trek Into Darkness opens in select (U.S.) theaters in 3D/IMAX on May 15th, 2013. It begins a regular theatrical release on May 17th.

Source: Paramount Pictures

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  1. Well, don’t all comment at once.

    • Ok

  2. I just saw the new TV spot and I’d have to say I think I just lost interest on seeing it opening day only because they took out the heart and emotion and just put in blowing stuff up and a song that does not go with it at all. I’m hoping I either see another spot or something to amp me back up again otherwise I will just see it when I see it. DAM THAT SUCKS

    • What’s the point in going opening day anyways? Theaters usually don’t toss it to a smaller screen until the following weekend? I never understood the reason for waiting in line for hours and a cramped packed theater either.

      • You sir you know what your talking about. Ill will be buying tickets for the june 13th 7 pm show of man of steel tho

  3. well shoot i think this is pretty cool.
    can’t wait for this flick.

  4. I want that poster.

  5. that almost looks like old spock from the back

  6. Dang I hope the people who go to the Fan Sneak two days before release get something!

  7. I just framed the poster and hung it above my desk. There is a little surprise for those who do so…the sun glows in the dark and in the sun hides another Enterprise as a shadow. Well done I say!!! A beautiful addition to my wall!!