J.J Abrams isn’t exactly the kind of man who gives away plot details willy nilly. Almost every project he’s ever been a part of has hade a veil of secrecy surrounding it, from Super 8 to Cloverfield. And Star Trek Into Darkness is no different. Aside from a one second clip from the film and a pretty annoying back and forth regarding the villain (which just kind of died out after a while when the internet git distracted with other things), we know almost nothing about the sequel to the 2009 Star Trek reboot. Well now that’s changed, as Paramount has released the official plot description for the film. And it’s surprisingly detailed…for a J.J Abrams movie, that is.
Anyways, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Paramount
“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.”
So yeah, I know…it’s still pretty vague. But considering the man behind this film, I’m surprised we were able to get ANYTHING out of it. Honestly I would have expected something more akin to the second paragraph—and the second paragraph only. Still, this isn’t too shabby! We know the villain has ties to Kirk in someway. We know that most of the film will center around a man-haunt to capture him. And best of all, we know that there will be an “epic chess game of life and death.” I know it’s just a metaphor…but no, there will be an actual game of Death Chess. Thanks for confirming, Paramount.
Anyways, expect this to just be the beginning of the film’s advertising as it ramps up for its May 17, 2013 release date.