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2013 Cannes Film Festival Predictions: J.J Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness

#87. J.J Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness

Gist: Part II in the new cycle, after the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Prediction: Perhaps fitting since his hero Steven Spielberg is heading the jury this year, the fact only one major blockbuster title has been announced as the opening film and there is traditionally at least one blockbuster item added to the Out of Competition section with a world release date that falls exactly during the festival (in this case the Trek film receives a May 17th release) – my bet is on this item.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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