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J.J. Abrams under pressure to make Star Trek 2 in 3D


J.J. Abrams under pressure to make Star Trek 2 in 3D

According to CinemaBlend and What’s Playing, J.J. Abrams is under tons of pressure from Paramount to make the next “Star Trek” film 3D.

According to What’s Playing, Paramount’s logic for wanting a 3D “Star Trek 2” is based on George Lucas retooling the “Star Wars” prequels into 3D theatrical releases. It’s confusing reasoning, to be sure.

When approached about the next film being 3D, Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the film, said, “As far as I know, no. I mean…it depends. Maybe.”

He went on to say that even though he’s not the hugest cheerleader for 3D, he’s been convinced 3D can work in certain instances, like “The Adventures of Tintin”, his latest acting gig.

“When something’s made to be in 3D, if it is somehow part of the experience, fair enough,” he said. “I’ve done 3D movies. ‘Tintin’ is amazing. That is going to be in 3D and that is going to be amazing. Sometimes, it’s like if you see a movie that doesn’t necessarily lend itself to 3D, like perhaps something that is live-action or that isn’t built for 3D, it’s more like they’re worried about it. 3D can sometimes be a vote of no-confidence.”

“Star Trek 2” is set to start filming in September: we’ll see if we’ll need 3D glasses for it by then. Do you want to see Spock and Kirk in 3D? Sound off below.

Star Trek 2 in 3D

Star Trek 2 in 3D

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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.



  1. James

    April 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    If they make the necessary preparations and shoot it in native 3D, then by all means, do it. But don’t be like some of these movies like Thor, Captain America, etc and convert it from 2D depth maps.

  2. PrinssyMissy100

    April 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Cool. 3D!

  3. Guest

    April 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    3D is great if done correctly. Lots of people who resist the change cite the 2D conversions, and that’s unfair.

  4. Jenkins

    April 16, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I detest 3D in all its shape and form. It’s stupid, clunky, and geared towards stupid, fat Americans who have the attentions spans of a goldfish on crack. I personally think that 3D needs to go rot in a hole with George Lucas and the prequels.

  5. Jwkearse2

    April 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I would love to have Star Trek in 3D. If you don’t like 3D, go to a 2D presentation of the film. I hope, though, Paramount and Abrams will do it in NATIVE 3D. There a few (very few) examples where digitally processing for 3D works, such as Narnia 3, but native is so much better.

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