J.J. Abrams Says 'Star Trek 2' Will Shoot in 2D and Maybe Also IMAX
Even though we're still waiting to learn whether or not Khan will actually turn out to be the villain in the forthcoming sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 franchise reboot of Star Trek, we definitely know that the film is hitting theaters on May 17th, 2013 in 3D. However, MTV News recently caught up with the director who revealed a little bit more about the developing sequel that is both disappointing and exciting at the same time. First, Abrams revealed that they will be shooting in 2D and convert the film to 3D in post-production, and while that's a little tragic, they're also talking about shooting in IMAX as well.
Here's what Abrams told MTV:
"We're shooting on film, 2-D, and then we'll do a good high-end conversion like the 'Harry Potter' movie and all that. Luckily, with our release date now we have the months needed to do it right because if you rush it, it never looks good. We were talking about [shooting in IMAX] and I'd love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I'm a huge fan."
A conversion isn't the best decision, but I imagine that with all the time for post-production, it could very well turn out all right. But what's really thrilling is having another major blockbuster looking to shoot in IMAX. Abrams doesn't specifically say whether they're planning on shooting the whole film in IMAX or just certain sequences like The Dark Knight or Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (in select IMAX theaters now and everywhere else on Friday), but any IMAX for a deep space adventure is good news. Hopefully we'll have some more solid information and story details on the anticipated sequel soon enough as Abrams also says, "Our sets are almost done, so we're going to go back and start shooting next month." Stay tuned.