Star Trek Into Darkness is an American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek film franchise and the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek and the second in the reboot series. The film was directed by J. J. Abrams from a screenplay based on the series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry.
Lindelof, Orci, Kurtzman, and Abrams are also producers, with Bryan Burk. Chris Pine reprises his role as Captain James T. Kirk, with Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy, John Cho, and Bruce Greenwood reprising their roles from the previous film. Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, and Alice Eve round out the film’s principal cast.
The plot of Into Darkness takes place one year after the previous installment, with Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise sent to the Klingon homeworld seeking former Starfleet member-turned-terrorist John Harrison. After the release of Star Trek, Abrams, Burk, Lindelof, Kurtzman, and Orci agreed to produce its sequel. Filming began in January 2012. Into Darkness’s visual effects were primarily created by Industrial Light & Magic.
Btar Trek Into Darkness
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin
Screenplay by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Production Design by: Scott Chambliss
Cinematography by: Daniel Mindel
Film Editing by: Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey
Costume Design by: Michael Kaplan
Set Decoration by: Karen Manthey
Music by: Michael Giacchino
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence.
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: May 17, 2013
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