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In a few weeks, we’ll know a lot more about J.J. Abrams’ sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, an anticipated film that – to date – has managed to fly under the radar. Oh, we know that most of the original cast is coming back. And we know that the amazing Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing an as-yet-undetermined villain. Paramount plans to unspool a nine-minute preview for Abrams’ film before IMAX presentations of The Hobbit on December 14. Audiences also will be able to see a traditional trailer in the 2D versions of Jackson's film. And now the studio is revealing an official synopsis.
Many have expressed interest in avoiding specific details about Star Trek Into Darkness and if you’d like to stay that way, avoid this paragraph. It’s not spoilery, but it absolutely includes specifics you might not want to hear prior to the film’s release. For the rest of you, here’s the official plot synopsis for the next Star Trek film, directly from the studio’s website:
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.
Abrams continues to explore Kirk (with Chris Pine in the role), painting him as a rebel and a bit of a loner who finds solace in this dysfunctional family aboard the Enterprise. You have to be intrigued by the promise of the crew returning home (as they once did in the aptly-titled Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home). But instead of bringing rare whales back to space, they’ll be hunting a threat (Cumberbatch) through the deepest reaches of the galaxies. It sounds fantastic. Now, we strap in and wait for those previews on December 14.