The movie looks awesome, but what the hell is up with Benedict Cumberbatch's voice? It's definitely different, if that is him doing the voice over. The synopsis for the movie has also been released:
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.So Cumberbatch's yet-to-be-named character is a member of Starfleet, both according to the synopsis and because he's seen wearing a Starfleet uniform (albeit a dark colored one) in the trailer. That makes me wonder if he's playing Garth of Izar. I mean, it would take someone with a mind like Garth's to pull off something like taking out the entire fleet (if he really did take out all the ships except for the Enterprise, which I'm skeptical of) in one stroke. On the other hand, it could just be a disgruntled member of Starfleet who is either making a massive power grab or is a turncoat. We'll just have to wait to find out.
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.
h/t to EXONAUTS! for posting about the trailer first.