"Star Trek Beyond" will be released in theaters on July 22, including the late Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) in one of his final film appearances. Paramount Pictures released one last trailer, and the tone is much darker than the comedic first trailer you may recall watching back in December, set to the Beastie Boys's "Sabotage." This one focuses on Chris Pine's Captain James T. Kirk having a kind of existential crisis while also losing his ship and, potentially, his crew. The soundtrack is Rihanna's haunting new song, "Sledgehammer," which would've actually made a decent Bond theme, too.
Watch the trailer:
Here's the official synopsis:
"'Star Trek Beyond,' the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test."
This sequel to "Star Trek Into Darkness" comes with a script co-written by Simon Pegg, aka Scotty. "Beyond" co-stars Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, and Idris Elba. It opens July 22.
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A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world. The assault came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who derives his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall needs an ancient and valuable artifact that's aboard the badly damaged starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to find a way off their hostile planet. Read More