With the first major chunk of footage premiering in just a few weeks time, J.J. Abrams‘ follow-up to his reinvention of Star Trek will finally be unearthed, at least partially. As a director who is known to keeps things close to the chest for better or worse, it’s always a revelation when we get something substantial regarding one of his projects and tonight we have a vague idea where Star Trek Into Darkness will head, as Paramount has revealed the first official synopsis. Most of it is quite general and while no exact villain is named, he will be a “one man weapon of mass destruction.” Check out the first synopsis below.

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Star Trek Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller, arrives on May 17th, 2013.

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