Want a chance to appear in Star Trek Beyond? Like helping those in need? Want to ask Justin Lin if he had to agree to include a few lens flares before they’d let him take the directing job? Then check out the video and press release below!
In an unprecedented event, the cast of the Star Trek film franchise has created a unique philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign will support the castâ€™s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised when fans enter for a chance to win a walk-on role in director Justin Linâ€™s Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the blockbuster franchise, released on July 8, 2016. The campaign runs from 12:01 a.m. PST on July 14th until 11:59 p.m. PST September 1st.
To coincide with the campaignâ€™s launch, cast members John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, ZoÃ« Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba recorded a special video message on the iconic Starship Enterprise bridge set. The video, released today, kicked off production and features the cast inviting fans to make franchise history as the first fans to ever win a walk-on role in a Star Trek movie. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Pretty cool, huh?