Star Trek Into Darkness Rough Cut Screened for Dying Fan

While no details of the film emerged from a family sworn to secrecy, a Star Trek fan with terminal cancer who recently turned to Reddit in hopes of seeing the 10-minute IMAX preview of the new film has had a rough cut of the entire movie screened for him. Shortly after the family of a dying fan asked the Internet for help, director J.J. Abrams assured fans that he would do everything he could for the man; at the time, Abrams indicated that he hoped to show "Daniel" a rough cut of the movie but, failing that, he would at least make sure the fan got a chance to watch the IMAX preview he had missed while in the hospital. Trek Movie has the following statement from his wife:

"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 JJ Abrams & 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 truly amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us. It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, They know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please to him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around. It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy – Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too) 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...

And while the family is standing by their non-disclosure agreement, there is one thing that we can know from this, which is interesting considering that every aspect of the film has been followed so closely: there is a completed rough cut of the film. This likely means that sooner or later we'll start to get something in the way of more complete sense of the film's tone and direction, as the movie is screened for studio executives and others involved in the production.