Paramount Pictures unveiled the official trailer for "Star Trek Into Darkness" earlier today. To slow down the action, we took a bunch of screenshots. Check them out below, in addition to the Japanese trailer, which has a few seconds of new footage.
Plot: 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 (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.
The new movie is once again directed by JJ Abrams, and co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch. It's set to hit theaters on May 17th, 2013.
Guess that means Alice Eve is Elizabeth Dehner. Damn.
SACdaddywrites: on December 7th, 2012 at 8:26:14 AM
@Mink and other doubters: Yes this looks pretty dark but I'll argue that there have been plenty of dark, more action driven installments in the series already. The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, First Contact, and Insurrection all some examples. They still have plenty of the space exploration and underlying social messaging that Star Trek has always been based in, but they tend to concentrate a little more on darker themes like revenge, war, and prejudice. The trailers of these films are geared more to highlight to the darker elements of the narrative while the films still deliver all the fun and intelligence we come to love from the franchise. So basically all I'm saying is don't let the trailer discourage you, this won't be just generic action film. At least I hope it won't.
-Chewy-writes: on December 7th, 2012 at 5:29:18 PM
@Badchad & Mink
You are both wrong. It is pretty obvious they are making a twist on the Khan movie by having Kirk die with Spock looking at him.
The screenshot shows that Spock's arm is bending - meaning he is standing up, while Kirk's arm is unbend, meaning he is on the floor on his knees (cue for gay jokes).
Kirk is thus the one sacrificing himself.
minkowskiwrites: on December 7th, 2012 at 8:08:53 PM
It was already confirmed by Quinto he may not come back for the third, so why would they kill Kirk if Spock is the one who may not return?
-Chewy-writes: on December 7th, 2012 at 9:14:52 PM
Since they are at least doing a trilogy, we can pretty much safely guess that whoever ''dies'' in this one will come back for the end of the trilogy.
As of whatever Quinto said, I would take it as less value than the screenshot from the trailer.
Plus, the irony here is that if they kill spock-off the way they did in Khan people will say it is cheap and rehash, but if they kill Kirk instead in a similar Khan fashion, they will be applauded as giving a nice twist on an epic classic moment.
swoooopwrites: on December 8th, 2012 at 8:21:17 AM
This looks f*cking great. I LoVE the color palette, its like Lord Of The Rings in Space!!!