<i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i> Teases 'Unstoppable Force of Terror'

First there was a cryptic title. Then there was a sly three-frame preview. And now there's an honest-to-goodness synopsis for director J.J. Abrams' eagerly anticipated sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. Sure, it's vague, referring to "unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation" and "a one man weapon of mass destruction," but we can safely presume that's Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain, whom we figured out months ago is a member of Starfleet. Still, that's something, right?

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.

Star Trek Into Darkness, which opens May 17, 2013, also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

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