Star Trek Into Darkness’ Official Synopsis

Star Trek into Darkness (2013) Movie Teaser PosterNotoriously uber secret J.J. Abrams did all he could (for as long as he could) to hide the plot of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the sequel to his 2009 hit sci-fi reboot. But of course, eventually he would have to release something other than the title. And so, today brings the official synopsis for the film courtesy of Paramount. So what are the boys of “Star Trek” riding into that is so “dark”?

Let’s find out together, shall we?

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 yes, “Sherlock’s” awesomely named Benedict Cumberbatch is indeed your villain of the sequel, and it’s up to Kirk and company to put the kibosh on his diabolical plan. I’m going to go out on a limb and say they succeed, but I could be wrong.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” returns all the cast from the first movie, with J.J. Abrams once again back behind the camera. The crew of the Enterprise saves the day again May 17, 2013.

J.J. Abrams and Chris Pine on the set of Star Trek (2009) Movie Image