In less than a week, Star Trek Into Darkness will (finally) hit theaters in the U.S., even though it seems like the rest of the world has already seen and voiced their opinions about J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. To get ready for the movie that has been in the works since 2009, Paramount Pictures will be releasing a lot of videos, clips, and images to build awareness for the film’s opening weekend. The clip above features Spock (Zachary Quinto) trapped in a volcano, apparently without the hope of rescue.
The brief scene will be featured at the very beginning of the film, as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise surveys a new planet. They cannot save Spock because that would mean revealing themselves to the planet’s native population, thus breaking the Prime Directive that dictates no interference with the internal development of alien civilizations. You know, that rule everybody in Star Trek breaks on a more-or-less weekly basis.
A few weeks ago, Paramount also released a second-look featurette on Star Trek Into Darkness. The video highlights the film’s action, which promises to be even more thrilling and exciting than the first reboot film. After watching the video, it looks like J.J. Abrams used Star Trek Into Darkness as a demo reel for Star Wars: Episode VII. Check the video out below:
Star Trek Into Darkness takes place a year after the events in the first Star Trek reboot film. After an act of terror from within Starfleet, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is called back home to Earth. Despite strict orders, Kirk (Chris Pine) takes the attack personally and leads his crew on a manhunt to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction named John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) before he can strike again.
Star Trek Into Darkness will hit theaters everywhere on May 16th, in 3D and IMAX.