The vid above is halfway between a trailer and a clip, but whatever it is, it’s very effective in suggesting that Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison is going to be one of the most formidable foes the crew of the Enterprise has ever had to face. Things are going to get personal as he faces off against Kirk and unleashes destruction against Starfleet.
Here’s the synopsis: Here’s the film’s synopsis: ‘In summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. 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 film is out May 9th in the UK and May 17th in the US. And as you may have noticed, there’s also a new Kirk character poster, which you can see above.