STAR TREK Sequel Will be Post-Converted

Abrams considering filming in IMAX.

Last month Deadline revealed that J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ sequel was to hit cinemas in 3D. At the time it was unclear if the sequel would be shooting in 3D or post-converting.

Now, while out promoting the Brad Bird-directed ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ on which he served as producer, Abrams has confirmed to MTV that his highly anticipated ‘Star Trek’ sequel will shoot in 2D and then be post-converted to 3D. The filmmaker also adds that he is toying with the idea of shooting the film in IMAX.

“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 would love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I’m a huge fan.”