J.J. Abrams Screens ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ For Terminally Ill Fan
Published by Seth Quillen in: Film -- Date: 3 Jan 2013 Comments: 0
About a week ago a user on Reddit posted a story about his terminally ill friend who just happens to be a huge Star Trek fan. The post spoke about a man named Dan who had hoped to see the Star Trek Into Darkness prologue before The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Unfortunately the prologue was not attached.
A week later Dan was informed by a doctor that he only had a few weeks left to live. J.J. Abrams heard about the story and arranged a screening of the entire film for the fan. While the film was not completely finished the fan was extremely pleased. His wife followed up with a post on Reddit about their experience,
“Hi everyone, it’s Daniel’s wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture…. However; Daniel ‘hates’ being an ‘inspiring cancer story’ we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season: This is a story of us giving something to him, the ‘internet’ community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJAbrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things).
Also, it was truely amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.”
“This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything ‘right’ for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on……. Be assured we enjoyed it 110%!
We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you…..”
Bravo J.J.!!! There are so many reasons you have been my favorite director for the last decade.