Abrams: Star Trek 2 Will be Shot in 2D and Converted to 3D

Chris Pine and Director J.J. Abrams in Star Trek (2009) Movie Image

Good to know that even Mr. Secret Agent Man J.J. Abrams isn’t above trying to squeeze a few extra bucks out of you by converting his films into 3D and charging a little bit more. Talking to MTV, Abrams has confirmed that he will begun shooting the untitled “Star Trek” sequel sometime next month in 2012, with sets for the film still in the process of being built, and that the movie will be shot in 2D and then converted in post to 3D.

Says Abrams:

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.

He also says they’re talking about shooting the film in IMAX, but that seems like a non-starter if he can’t even shoot the movie in 3D in the first place.

By the way, Abrams still refuses to acknowledge that Khan is the sequel’s villain, which seems a bit silly at this point. He doesn’t deny it, he just doesn’t confirm it. But not denying it basically confirms it, since if Khan wasn’t in the movie, he could easily dismiss it and move on. But he doesn’t, so … yes, Khan will be the film’s villain.

You can see the full interview with MTV below: