Star Trek Beyond is a 2016 American science fiction adventure film directed by Justin Lin and written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, based on the series Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry. It is the thirteenth film in the Star Trek film franchise and the third installment in the reboot series, following Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto reprise their respective roles as Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock, with Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin reprising their roles from the previous films. This was also one of Yelchin's last films before his death in June 2016. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Joe Taslim and Lydia Wilson also appear.
Principal photography began in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. The film premiered in Sydney on July 7, 2016, and was released in the United States on July 22, 2016 by Paramount Pictures. The film is dedicated to the memory of Yelchin, who died a month prior to the film's release, as well as to fellow Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who died during pre-production. The film grossed $343.5 million at the box office and received positive reviews from critics, with many praising its performances, action scenes, musical score, visual effects, and its tributes to Yelchin and Nimoy.