Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-Teaser-PosterJ.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness is understandably one blockbuster that has immense anticipation surrounding it.

Abrams rebooted the franchise back in 2009 with Star Trek, and now he’s returning to the universe once more for what promises to be something of an epic sequel.

The first announcement trailers and the first teaser trailer itself have all promised plenty of action. And now the studio have released a new featurette, taking us behind the scenes with Abrams.

“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 impressive this time around, led by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, 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). So the script should be awesome.

Abrams has of course just taken on the job of directing Star Wars Episode VII, so we’ve got plenty to look forward to him in the years to come.

Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 17th May in the UK and US, and it’s all but guaranteed to be one of the biggest films of the year.

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Source: via The Lebanese Cinema Movie Guide.

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