- Date: May 17, 2013
- Type: Movie
Star Trek into Darkness is an American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, and produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk, Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. It is the twelfth Star Trek film and serves as the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. Most of the crew of the first film return, including director and producer Abrams and his most regular collaborators: composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographer Daniel Mindel, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey. Kurtzman and Orci return as screenwriters (and also producers), while Lindelof returns as producer and now also acts as co-writer. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Bruce Greenwood return to reprise their roles from the previous film, with the addition of Alice Eve as Dr. Carol Marcus and Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, the villain. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force which has attacked Starfleet and left the planet in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score. * Star Trek Into Darkness received a 2014 Oscar Nomination for "Visual Effects" (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton).