J. J. Abrams-directed Star Trek Into Darkness, which was written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof and released in 2013. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the second in a rebooted film series, following the 2009 film Star Trek.
It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the second in a rebooted film series, following the 2009 film Star Trek. Captain James T. Kirk is played by Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood, and Leonard Nimoy reprise their roles from the previous movie.
The film’s main cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller. It was both Nimoy’s final performance as Spock and his final picture overall before his death in 2015. Set in the 23rd century, Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise are dispatched to the Klingon homeworld in search of John Harrison, a former Starfleet member turned terrorist. Abrams, Burk, Lindelof, Kurtzman, and Orci agreed to produce Star Trek II after the film’s release. In January of 2012, filming began. Industrial Light & Magic was primarily responsible for the visual effects in Into Darkness. During post-production, the film was transformed into 3D.
Star Trek Into Darkness had its world premiere on April 23, 2013, at Event Cinemas in Sydney, Australia, and was released on May 9 in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Peru, with other countries to follow.
The picture was released in the United States and Canada on May 17, with IMAX theatres opening a day earlier. Into Darkness was a box office hit and earned favorable reviews from reviewers. It is the highest-grossing entry in the Star Trek franchise, with nearly $467 million in worldwide box office receipts. The film was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 86th Academy Awards. In 2016, it was followed by Star Trek Beyond.
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