Last night the official plot synopsis for J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness appeared online thanks to the enterprising mugs over at The Film Stage. The synopsis reads as follows:
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.
It’s a bare outline, but enough to whet your appetite until December 14th, when you can see a nine-minute prologue before The Hobbit in IMAX or the first trailer for the film at non-IMAX screens. Star Trek Into Darkness comes out May 17th, 2013.[The Film Sage via /Film]