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New Star Trek Into Darkness trailer

StarTrekIntoDarkness.jpgA dramatic and very personal trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has arrived online and it looks really good, taking the focus of the film away from action and more into the darkness mentioned in the title and the threat from the still unknown character.

This trailer is filled with emotion from the music to the implied threat of the voiceover, I think it's the strongest piece of marketing so far for the film and sets the tone well for the film.

You know I personally hope that this doesn't turn out to be ruse and we don't get a reveal in the actual film that the character is a hark back to Kahn or some other character in the old Star Trek universe, the previous film has made its break from the old universe and now it's time to build this franchise's own history, don't you agree?

I also feel it's a little irreverent to the old series to keep taking characters, storylines and make big connections instead of carving your own ground, and that's what this really should be doing. Here's hoping.

Here's the blurb for Star Trek Into Darkness that Apple Trailers carries, along with the high definition trailer which comes through The Hollywood Reporter:

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.

Now here's the trailer through TrailerAddict if you want to see it right away:

It does look good and I'm getting more and more excited to see how Benedict Cumberbatch plays the villain and takes the fight right to the crew and to Kirk. It sounds like, from the opening voiceover from Christopher Pike, played by Bruce Greenwood who might not have too long a role in the film judging from the sequence of shots, that Kirk is going to be brought down a peg or two. Ah, the classic dark second film in the trilogy.




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