Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-Character-Poster-SpockWe’re just a few weeks out from the arrival J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, and the anticipation is understandably high. With a dedicated fanbase as sizeable as that of the franchise, and of Abrams himself, we have a good feeling that it’s going to be one of the biggest films of the year.

We got a brilliant new look at the film earlier in the month with the release of a new full-length trailer. And now moviefone have debuted the first clip from the movie, which features a scene that will be familiar to those who got a nine-minute preview towards the end of last year.

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.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, and Noel Clarke take the lead here for the sequel.

Abrams is directing from a script penned by co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Damon Lindelof (Prometheus).

Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on 9th May here in the UK, with its wide US release date following a week later on May 17th. US fans will also get a chance to see the film a little earlier at two special IMAX preview screenings on May 15th, which are pretty much guaranteed to be sold-out events. To get you in the mood, here’s the first clip from what promises to be an epic blockbuster sequel.

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