Star Trek has had a run of over a dozen films over more than 30 decades and this year brings with in the latest from the franchise: Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek Beyond is the third instalment in the series that rebooted the film franchise.

Following the adventures of Star Trek Into Darkness the crew of the USS Enterprise are halfway through their five-year mission to explore new world. During their exploration the Enterprise is attacked by a wave of unknown aliens and cannot fend off the attackers, forcing the crew to abandon ship.

Stranded on an unknown planet with no means of rescue, the crew is faced with new enemies and conflicts.

British actor Idris Elba who portrays the ruthless alien commander Krall joins the film. Watch the video above for his take on joining the Star Trek Beyond team and playing a villain.

Watch the trailer below for another preview of the film. Star Trek Beyond opens in local cinemas on Friday, 26 August.

Video and image credit: Paramount Pictures International