Has it really been three years since Star Trek Into Darkness? In any case it’s time for another (colon-free, non-numbered) sequel – Star Trek Beyond – but without J. J. Abrams at the helm.
Promising starship captain James T. Kirk is re-evaluating his own place in the universe but the universe has other plans than quiet contemplation; his ship and crew are suddenly and brutally attacked by an unknown assailant and find themselves stuck on an alien planet with no easy way out.
We can expect all the usual officers on board the spaceship USS Enterprise to return, with Chris Pine once again playing Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto flexing his eyebrows as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Karl Urban as Bones, Simon Pegg as Scotty, John Cho as Sulu and the late Anton Yelchin in one of his final film appearances as Chekov.
For the first time, they’ll be encountering Algerian actress and musician Sofia Boutella (previously of Kingsman: The Secret Service) as alien warrior Jaylah, and Idris Elba (Thor and Beasts Of No Nation) as the crew’s main threat.
With Abrams having moved from the first two Star Trek reboots over to heavy involvement in the new Star Wars trilogy, Taiwanese-American director Justin Lin comes in having completed four films in the Fast And Furious franchise and, most recently, the first two episodes of True Detective S2.
Doug Jung of action-oriented crime drama Dark Blue wrote it with Pegg, who also penned The World’s End, Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead.
Oh, and also, Rihanna soundtracked the most recent trailers for Star Trek Beyond. – AFP Relaxnews