So what is it that would so motivate your friend and humble narrator to make such a drastic departure from his usual space saga haberdashery?
Boldly go and watch this teaser trailer! Do it NOW!!
Okay, I am going to place my bets now: that is Khan Noonien Singh who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing. And that's my final answer until we know for sure. Because whoever Cumberbatch's character is he is absurdly strong, agile and blessed with apparently superior intellect. Sound like a certain genetically-enhanced superman to me...
And the rest of the teaser ain't too shabby either :-)
Wanna see it even better? Set your phasers to "fun" and watch it in full high-def glorious Quicktime here!