Star Trek: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto & J.J. Abrams On The Thrilling Upcoming Sequel

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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine chat with Access Hollywood at the preview junket for 'Star Trek Into The Darkness' on December 12, 2012 -- Access Hollywood
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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine chat with Access Hollywood at the preview junket for 'Star Trek Into The Darkness' on December 12, 2012 -- Access Hollywood

The next Enterprise adventure will go where the cast and director have never gone before.

Access Hollywood's Scott "Movie" Mantz ("Star Trek" super fan) sat down with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and director J.J. Abrams at the preview junket for the highly anticipated sequel, "Star Trek Into Darkness."

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"It's so much bigger than the first one and you can tell that in the first nine minutes," Zachary, who plays Spock, said. "It doesn't get any more subdued after that... It's so absorbing."

Co-star Chris Pine, who plays James T. Kirk, agreed.

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"It is this nonstop speeding train of destruction," he said of the sequel.

The film's new villain, John Harrison - played by Benedict Cumberbatch - will be a formidable foe for Kirk and his crew.

"Benedict is a much colder, cleaner bad guy. His primary weapon is the ability to manipulate and his ability to use psychological warfare on the crew," Chris said of the character, whom he dubbed a "terrorist." "[Kirk is] brought to his knees and has to face his own vulnerability and his own feelings of self-doubt about whether or not he is capable of leading his crew in the battle."

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Director J.J. Abrams - who doesn't exactly make small movies - said the "Star Trek" sequel is his biggest project yet.

"This movie is infinitely bigger than anything I've done before," he explained. "The challenge was making it feel real and believable and this is a huge action adventure, but nobody cares about a spaceship flying through space unless you love the characters on the ship. We had to make sure you had grounded, believable characters."

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"Star Trek Into Darkness" blasts into theaters on May 17, 2013.

For more with Benedict Cumberbatch and the rumors he's playing legendary villain Khan, CLICK HERE!

-- Jesse Spero

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