A common criticism of the firstStar Trek Beyond trailer was that it looked more like director Justin Lin took themes and elements of the Fast and Furious franchise and injected it into the lifeblood of Star Trek. However, this new one just released by Paramount Pictures is something that truly can carry the name Star Trek.
Check out the latest trailer here below, along with a new teaser poster.
This new trailer was edited after the negative reaction to the first trailer. It debuted at a fan event last night where it was revealed that the film would get its world premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 20th during the world’s very first outdoor IMAX screening, with a live orchestra. Guess it’s still worth it to go to Comic-Con, even though some studios have announced they won’t be there.
Unlike the action-packed first trailer which had leaping motorcycles and other insane stunts, in this one we get a little more exposition as Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) expresses his doubt as a Captain as he is unable to believe that he can live up to his father’s legacy and Captain Pike’s reputation. Haunted by these ghosts, Kirk takes his loyal crew on what is described as an epic voyage that reaches uncharted space where they encounter a new enemy who separates the crew of the Enterprise. It is up to them to reunite before this new enemy.
If anything, those reshoots everyone seemed to have been worried about has been all for nothing, as the trailer indicated, it may have actually helped the overall product.
It should be interesting to see how Lin does with a new franchise outside the Fast and Furious films. We saw a tiny glimpse of what he can do when he directed the first two episodes of season two of True Detective. But now he is going back to bigger budget films. He does have some help with those who are familiar with the franchise. Simon Pegg, who has has a role in all three films, co-wrote the script with Doug Jung. J.J. Abrams, who took a small break to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, produced the upcoming Trek sequel.
Star Trek Beyond also stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin. Newcomers include the talents of Joe Taslim (The Raid, Fast and Furious 6), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service and the upcoming Mummy reboot), and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Jungle Book). It opens in theaters on July 22, 2016.
Here’s the official plot 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.