Paramount Pictures today released the newest teaser for its upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 reboot of the iconic science fiction franchise. The new preview portrays the movie as an action thriller meant to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, rather than the often cerebral Star Trek TV series or the character-focused original-timeline Star Trek movies.
“The goal for this movie was definitely to up the ante as much as we could,” Abrams says in the trailer. “The action in this movie, the scale of the movie is light-years beyond what we did in the first movie.”
Zoe Saldana, who plays Uhura in the new Star Trek movies, backs up Abrams by saying, “This is the kind of film that 3D was made for.”
Though these types of statements may be exactly what Star Trek fans don’t want to hear, a movie of that sort will be well-positioned for summer blockbuster hit status. If Star Trek fans ever want to see a continuation of Gene Roddenberry’s universe in TV series form again, a successful movie franchise could go a long way to making that happen.