First teaser poster for Star Trek Into Darkness

To whet our appetites for the arrival of the teaser trailer and IMAX preview of the opening 9 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness later this month, Paramount Pictures has now released the first poster for the hotly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which you can check out right here:

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 sees director J.J. Abrams reuniting with the cast of the 2009 reboot, with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin reprising their roles as the crew of the USS Enterprise. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) stars as the film’s villain, while other newcomers to the cast include Alice Eve (Men in Black 3), Peter Weller (RoboCop), Nazneen Contractor (24), Noel Clarke (Doctor Who) and Nolan North (Young Justice).

Star Trek Into Darkness hits cinemas on May 17th, 2013.