Star-Trek-Into-Darkness-Teaser-PosterStar Trek Into Darkness sees the great J.J. Abrams return behind the camera for the next instalment in his Star Trek reboot, following the successes of the 2009 original, which took almost 0m. across the world. Naturally, the anticipation is high.

With less than half a year to go before the film’s release, the first teaser poster has now officially launched, kicking off the countdown to that all-important first trailer, which is set to be attached to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

“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 on 17th May, 2013, and is all but guaranteed to be one of the biggest blockbusters of next year. For now, here’s the first teaser poster, and you can be sure we’ll have the trailer for you as soon as it hits. If this teaser poster is anything to go by, the sequel is going to be pretty epic.