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Star Trek 2 won't be shot in 3D after all, but possibly IMAX

12.21.2011

There were some rumors back in November that JJ Abrams would be shooting STAR TREK 2 in 3D but the director has taken to the internet to debunk those rumors and put an end to the 2D/3D controversy.

Abrams told MTV that the film will not be shot in 3D but will instead use the old post-conversion process that has come under scrutiny. "We'll do a good high-end conversion like the HARRY POTTER movie," Abrams says. Because the release date is over a year away, Abrams believes they'll have enough time to do it right because, "if you rush it, it never looks good."

But that's not all Abrams had to say when it comes to shooting STAR TREK 2. He was asked about the suddenly popular IMAX and Abrams said, "I would love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I'm a huge fan." Strange (or perhaps not so strange) that Abrams didn't have that same enthusiasm for the 3D format.

Personally, I think the IMAX format is the new wave while 3D gets put on the backburner and would love to see Abrams join guys like Brad Bird and Chris Nolan in shooting big sequences using the IMAX cameras and leaving the 3D on the side.

Are you excited to see a STAR TREK film in 3D?

Source: MTV

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7:22PM on 12/23/2011
Post conversions have NEVER looked good.

Though I think Abrams is post converting BECAUSE he hates 3D. Tbat way, he can shoot it the way he wants while giving the studio what they want.

I also share his enthusiasm with IMAX. It actually adds detail to the image (unlike 3D,) and it restores the grandeur of going to the theater in the age of cheap big screen TVs.
Post conversions have NEVER looked good.

Though I think Abrams is post converting BECAUSE he hates 3D. Tbat way, he can shoot it the way he wants while giving the studio what they want.

I also share his enthusiasm with IMAX. It actually adds detail to the image (unlike 3D,) and it restores the grandeur of going to the theater in the age of cheap big screen TVs.
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1:14AM on 12/22/2011

no need

I thought Abrams would hold out like Nolan and not bother with 3d. :(
I thought Abrams would hold out like Nolan and not bother with 3d. :(
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4:05PM on 12/21/2011

NOOOOOOOOOO!

I thought he would say he wont use 3d at all.
Fuck 3d, my eyes and brains cant compute.
I feel exhausted after seeing a 3d film, imax however is the way they all should go.
I thought he would say he wont use 3d at all.
Fuck 3d, my eyes and brains cant compute.
I feel exhausted after seeing a 3d film, imax however is the way they all should go.
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1:31PM on 12/21/2011
If you read between the lines what JJ wanted to say was. 'I don't want to shoot the thing in 3D but the fucking studio wants to release it in 3D.'
If you read between the lines what JJ wanted to say was. 'I don't want to shoot the thing in 3D but the fucking studio wants to release it in 3D.'
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10:12AM on 12/21/2011
Oops, double post.. But its still a bad idea.
Oops, double post.. But its still a bad idea.
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10:11AM on 12/21/2011
"if you rush it, it never looks good."

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"if you fake it, it never looks good."
There, I corrected it for you Abrams.
"if you rush it, it never looks good."

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"if you fake it, it never looks good."
There, I corrected it for you Abrams.
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9:52AM on 12/21/2011

WTF

Why take to the internet to say you're not going to shoot in 3D, just to instead say you're going to be post converting into 3D? (A low end format) So conversion 3D is good, but shooting with 3D cameras is bad?? I now do not care if it's in IMAX because it will still be in shitty conversion 3D. Abrams needs to just shoot the shit with 3D cameras for higher quality.
Why take to the internet to say you're not going to shoot in 3D, just to instead say you're going to be post converting into 3D? (A low end format) So conversion 3D is good, but shooting with 3D cameras is bad?? I now do not care if it's in IMAX because it will still be in shitty conversion 3D. Abrams needs to just shoot the shit with 3D cameras for higher quality.
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9:37AM on 12/21/2011

Screw 3D

I refuse to watch a movie in 3D. It's a technology that doesn't work properly because people's eyes and brains don't work in 3 dimensions in the same way movies try to force them to. I also won't pay an extra $3 to rent the glasses. J.J. had better also release a standard version of this film or we will miss it and wait for it to show up free on TV.
Same goes for the new Underworld, Mr. Wiseman.
I refuse to watch a movie in 3D. It's a technology that doesn't work properly because people's eyes and brains don't work in 3 dimensions in the same way movies try to force them to. I also won't pay an extra $3 to rent the glasses. J.J. had better also release a standard version of this film or we will miss it and wait for it to show up free on TV.
Same goes for the new Underworld, Mr. Wiseman.
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9:33AM on 12/21/2011
Im not going to jump on the 3D hate bandwagon, its been said before, if done right 3D can be one hell of a ride.
But Ill settle for IMAX sure, bring it on!
Im not going to jump on the 3D hate bandwagon, its been said before, if done right 3D can be one hell of a ride.
But Ill settle for IMAX sure, bring it on!
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9:32AM on 12/21/2011
Maybe if IMAX film is used for more blockbuster type movies it will keep Kodak from going completely under. Hell, their stock was trading for under a penny per share a couple weeks ago.

Not sure how much 70mm film goes for per foot but it's gotta be ridiculous.
Maybe if IMAX film is used for more blockbuster type movies it will keep Kodak from going completely under. Hell, their stock was trading for under a penny per share a couple weeks ago.

Not sure how much 70mm film goes for per foot but it's gotta be ridiculous.
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9:13AM on 12/21/2011
3D works if its done right, especially if its a film with great FX. Harry Potter wasn't a great conversion, shoot Trek in true 3D, it will be great.
3D works if its done right, especially if its a film with great FX. Harry Potter wasn't a great conversion, shoot Trek in true 3D, it will be great.
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9:07AM on 12/21/2011
IMAX is leading the evolution of film-making. I just wish our local IMAX theatre would clean the damn projector lens every once in a while.
IMAX is leading the evolution of film-making. I just wish our local IMAX theatre would clean the damn projector lens every once in a while.
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9:05PM on 12/21/2011
at least you have an imax theater.. the closest one to me is 3hrs away..
at least you have an imax theater.. the closest one to me is 3hrs away..
10:38PM on 12/21/2011
Yeah ours is about an hour away.
Yeah ours is about an hour away.
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