Paramount Pictures has dropped a brand new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, which was premiered during a fan event in Los Angeles.
Beyond is the third installment of the rebooted franchise following 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Long time Fast and Furious helmer Justin Lin directs the sequel from a script written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung. The story still focuses on Kirk (Chris Pine) being haunted by his father’s reputation and trying to figure out what kind of Captain he is. This inner predicament is magnified when the USS Enterprise is under attack and destroyed by a nefarious villain (Idris Elba), forcing the crew to abandon the spacecraft and survive on a hostile environment.
This new footage is an improvement of the first trailer such that it doesn’t only feature exhilarating action stunts and explosions typically associated to Lin due to his long tenure with Fast and Furious, but also character depth and development.
Aside from Pine and Elba, the film also stars Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Anton Yelchin.
Star Trek Beyond soars to US theaters on July 22.