Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Watch: Brand New Trailer For J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 17, 2012 at 11:40AM

There are few directors at the blockbuster level who are as engaged in the marketing of their films than J.J. Abrams. The director understands how word travels around the web and uses it both to his advantage and control. He's been behind viral campaigns for his previous films, and even though he gamely showed a select group of movie folks the 9 minute preview for "Star Trek Into Darkness" that's now playing in front of IMAX screenings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," he asked they not reveal too much (though we just saw it in the theater and broke it down a bit more in detail here). But it's purity of experience he's hoping to achieve, which brings us to this new teaser trailer.
2
Star Trek Into Darkness trailer, Chris Pine (skip)

There are few directors at the blockbuster level who are as engaged in the marketing of their films than J.J. Abrams. Abrams understands how word travels around the web and uses it to his advantage. He's been behind viral campaigns for his previous films, and even though he gamely showed a select group of movie folks the 9 minute preview for "Star Trek Into Darkness" that's now playing in front of IMAX screenings of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," he asked they not reveal too much (though we just saw it in the theater and broke it down a bit more in detail here). It is purity of experience he's hoping to achieve, which brings us to this new teaser trailer.

In an unusual move, the studio has been providing outlets with the embed codes for the "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailers well in advance of when they drop, along with the date and time it will go live. Ironically, the trailer hit Apple before the embed started working, but you can now watch the two-minute clip, billed as a 'teaser,' below.

It's all very foreboding, without much more being revealed than in the previous teaser, and we still hope that some more humor makes its way into the finished product. But certainly we've got a better look at the mysterious villain of the piece, and at some of the grand scale, filmed-on-IMAX action sequences. But what do you think? Does it look like Abrams is delivering another smash hit for the reviatalized franchise? Is Benedict Cumberbatch really not Khan? "Star Trek Into Darkness" puts phasers on fun (we hope) starting May 17, 2013.

This article is related to: Star Trek Into Darkness, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.

E-Mail Updates