Good news trekkers, trekkies, audiophiles and ciniphiles -- the next installment of J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot sounds AWESOME. Paramount Pictures announced today that Star Trek will add to the (short) roster of films which are optimised for the new Dolby Atmos system such as Brave and The Hobbit.
The system is purported to deliver a more 'natural sound', though in this case it's going to allow that phaser to sound like it's shooting straight through you, rather than over your shoulder:
J.J. Abrams said of the move in a press release:
“We are in the incredible and lucky position to have access to the latest technology, the best possible tools, and the most talented artists in the business,”
Finally something to get truly excited about! Filming has wrapped up but an extremely tight lid has been kept on the operation, with the rumour mill having only the title and this three frame clip for fuel. Don't worry though guys; I've worked it all out -- THE REBOOT WAS ALL JUST SPOCK'S DREAM.