Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-Poster-UKJ.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has been ramping up nicely in recent months, with its release date fast approaching in just a few weeks’ time.

Abrams and Paramount have done a great job of keeping the anticipation on high, without revealing too many details, which is just what we’d expect from a director who keeps his projects shrouded in mystery.

Following the brilliant new trailer we saw last month, a new US trailer has debuted over on Apple, giving us another awesome look at the summer blockbuster.

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, with the sequel giving us another awesome cast to look forward to.

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 on 9th May here in the UK, with its US release date set for the following week on May 17th. With the countdown so close to hitting those all-important dates, here’s the latest trailer to get you in the mood. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.