06/12/2012 04:16 GMT | Updated 06/12/2012 05:57 GMT

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Gives A Stark Warning

The first teaser trailer for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' has been released, featuring a voiceover by Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous character.

The 'Sherlock' star is heard warning: "I have returned to have my vengeance, so shall we begin?" as things descend into chaos.

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Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana

J.J. Abrams' sci-fi action thriller is set for release on 17 May 2013.

The official film synopsis reads:

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.

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Zoe Saldana

The sequel will see the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Simon Pegg - with new cast members including Alice Eve and Peter Weller.

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Alice Eve

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