The official STAR TREK website has revealed the first teaser poster for J.J. Abrams' forthcoming relaunch of the series' theatrical component.
The poster offers no specific deatils about the film, other than specifying the year "2008", and advancing a whoppingly retro feel.
This poster arrives fast on the heels of Abrams' recent interview with Variety, in which he said:
"'Star Trek' to me was always about infinite possibility and the incredible imagination that Gene Rodenberry brought to that core of characters," he says. "It was a show about purpose, about faith vs. logic, about science vs. emotion, about us vs. them. It was its own world, and yet it was our world."
More concretely, Abrams says that as a kid, "Trek" was "always my favorite when it was a little bit scary, when they would deal with beaming something on the ship that was an incredible mystery or there was a clear threat.
"All of these things I loved about the series is what we're working to incorporate into the story for the movie," he says.
In regards to how he's approaching the film (from the perspective of appealing to fans -VS- appealing to a newer/broader market), Abrams indicated:
"We absolutely feel beholden to the fans, but at the same time, we have to recognize that you can't only go out and make a movie or TV shows for a group of people that live and breathe a show," Abrams says.
His goal: to make a pic that "simultaneously speaks to the people who hold 'Star Trek' close to their heart and at the same time tell a story that resonates" with new fans.