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Trailer Watch: Bondian 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Shaken, Not Stirred

Photo of Bill Desowitz By Bill Desowitz | Thompson on Hollywood March 21, 2013 at 12:48PM

The latest "Star Trek Into Darkness" international trailer is shaken, not stirred, echoing both "Skyfall" and "Licence to Kill" (fittingly on Timothy Dalton’s birthday).
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Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Benedict Cumberbatch in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

The latest "Star Trek Into Darkness" international trailer is shaken, not stirred, echoing both "Skyfall" and "Licence to Kill" (fittingly on Timothy Dalton’s birthday).

Scantily clad Alice Eve in "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Scantily clad Alice Eve in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

It features a terrorist bombing in London and an admission from Starfleet command that Benedict Cumberbatch’s  baddie, John Harrison, was one of their top agents. He infiltrates their HQ and proclaims that “your commanders have committed a crime I cannot forgive” before blasting them from a hovercraft.

"Star Trek Into Darkness" hits theaters May 17, with an IMAX 3-D release on May 15.

Read more analysis of the trailer here.

This article is related to: Trailers, Video, Video, Trailers, Star Trek Into Darkness, Benedict Cumberbatch


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.