J.J. Abrams rebooted the Star Trek film series to mixed results, with some praising his original film and disliking the sequel, while most have generally hated everything he’s done with the franchise up until it was announced that he was jumping ship to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Now, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is attempting to shake things up with Star Trek Beyond, which co-star Simon Pegg has helped scribe.
This first teaser trailer is short and action-heavy, but it does reveal a somewhat changed tone, with a more light and fun approach being detailed versus Abrams’ last-seen dour and somewhat bummed out Star Trek Into Darkness.
I’ve always rested firmly in the middle camp, appreciating Abrams’ reboot, while finding the sequel to be a mixed bag, which means I’m naturally interested in seeing if Lin can do what he did with the Fast franchise.
Plus, Idris Elba.