Justin Lin directs this second sequel to the 2009 Academy Award-winning spin-off of the classic 1960s sci-fi adventure series. After overcoming doubts about his continued role in Starfleet, Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads the crew of the USS Enterprise as they continue to explore the darkest reaches of space as part of their five-year mission. Upon arriving for a routine stop at a remote Federation planet, the Enterprise is subjected to a devastating surprise attack by swarms of mysterious alien vessels. Overrun and with all systems failing, the crew have no option but to abandon ship, leaving them stranded on the surface with limited supplies and no way of sending for help. After coming across alien warrior Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), Kirk soon discovers that the merciless Krall (Idris Elba) is behind the attack and is readying an army to destroy Starfleet once and for all. Now facing a desperate battle to survive, Kirk must reunite his crew and find a way of defeating their frenzied new enemies before it's too late. The cast also includes Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin.