J.J. Abrams Says Star Trek Sequel Will Use Post-Conversion 3D, IMAX Being Considered
Movies actually shot in 3D will always trump those that have been post-converted, but the truth is that the latter has been getting much better recently. While the post-conversion fad got off to a horrible start with the release of Clash of the Titans - which is easily one of the worst 3D movies we've seen in recent years - some of 2011's best 3D movies weren't actually shot stereoscopically. While not perfect, The Lion King, Green Hornet and Green Lantern all did a pretty damn good job taking advantage of the technology. So keep that in mind while swallowing this new bit of news.
J.J. Abrams has confirmed with MTV that the next Star Trek movie will be shot in 2D and then be post-converted. While the director was reticent when it came to revealing details about the plot, he was quick to talk about how they will be handling the use of the new technology. "We're shooting on film, 2D, 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." But that's not the end of it. Apparently some consideration is also being given towards filming part of the movie in IMAX, a la Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises. "IMAX is my favorite format; I'm a huge fan," Abrams said.
You know what would be a better plan, Mr. Abrams? Saying "Fuck you" to 3D and just going the IMAX route like Brad Bird and Christopher Nolan. That would be our preference.
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