J.J. Abrams has recently stated that the upcoming sequel to his Star Trek movie will not be shot in 3D, opting to use post-production treatment for its 3D versions. Of course, Abrams has expected that fans will frown at the statement, since the past few movies that had 3D effects added in post (e.g. Clash of the Titans) proved to be a waste of the extra dimension. Abrams, in a recent interview with MTV, reassures the fans that the 3D element will not be a rush job this time around:
“We’re shooting on film, 2D, and then we’ll do a good high-end conversion like the Harry Potter movie. Luckily, with our release date now we have the months needed to do it right because if you rush it, it never looks good.”
Star Trek 2 is scheduled for a UK release on 17 May 2013, and more details will be made available as they are announced.