Star Trek Into Darkness is all but guaranteed to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2013. J.J. Abrams returns behind the camera for the sequel to his 2009 reboot of the franchise, and the anticipation couldn’t be much higher.
Abrams has naturally been keeping the project shrouded in mystery, and as we get closer to the May release date, we’re being slowly teased, bit by bit.
The first teaser trailer is expected to be attached to The Hobbit, and is set to hit the Internet on 17th December. And whilst we wait, Paramount have released the first announcement trailer to get the ball rolling, following the first teaser poster earlier this week.
“When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.”
The cast is even more brilliant than the first film, headed up by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, and Noel Clarke.
Abrams is directing from a script penned by co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Damon Lindelof (Prometheus), which makes for something of an unbeatable combination.
Star Trek Into Darkness will be arriving in regular and IMAX theatres in the UK and US on 17th May, 2013, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds. Be sure to come back on 17th December to see the teaser when it hits. And for now, enjoy.
There is another trailer doing the rounds this morning, and it has a little extra footage showing a face off between Cumberbatch and Pine and teases a moment which Trek fans will know very well. Of course it’s very doubtful that Abrams would revisit such a defining moment in the same way as the second original series Star Trek film, far more likely is that he’s just being a tease.
Japanese Trailer from Joblo