Following Paramount Pictures announcement that nine minutes of footage from J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ sequel, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ will screen in 3D at approximately 500 digital IMAX theaters before ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ TrekMovie have revealed that a full-length theatrical trailer for the film will be attached to non-IMAX screenings of the first ‘Hobbit’ movie. “TrekMovie has exclusively learned from multiple trusted sources that the first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness will premiere with screenings of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14th. To be clear this Trek trailer is a completely different thing than the 9-minute preview of the beginning of the new movie which will be shown at IMAX screenings of the Hobbit film.” Damon Lindelof, one of the writers and producers on ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ confirmed the report on his Twitter account.

The film, set for release on May 17th, 2013, is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Chris Pine, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin will reprise their roles from the 2009 original with new parts for Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Expect more news relating to the trailer for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ soon.