A Russian site has obtained the first 10 minutes of the new Star Trek Into Darkness movie. It’s quite blurry, but holy mother of Spock! — what a ride.
Update: We got a cease and desist order, so we have removed the video. They allowed us to include some captures from the clip. Here they are.
It seems to be the 3D preview shown at the beginning of the midnight IMAX showing of The Hobbit on December 14. The video contains the first 9.5 minutes, plus assorted sequences. Someone apparently took a camera into the cinema and recorded the whole thing without being detected. That doesn’t happen much these days.
In it you can see the villain, presumably Gary Mitchell, played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Then it switches to an Indiana Jones-ish scene in which some aliens are chasing Kirk and Bones through a fuchsia forest. Things start getting complicated after that, with a cliffhanger in which Spock is left in the middle of an active volcano.
It looks like the movie is going to be awesome — is it May 16 yet?