Via our interview with J.J. Abrams earlier in the week, we found out that the writer/director/producer was unsure whether or not he would return to helm the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek as he has yet to check out any pages from Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and Bob Orci’s script. With that in mind, director’s chair or not, he confirmed in a recent interview that Paramount has approached him about releasing the sequel in 3D. When Vulture asked if the studio had mentioned the prospect of 3D to him, he responded with a simple “Yup,” before explaining:
“I have nothing against 3-D in theory. But I’ve also never run to the movies because something’s in 3-D. [As for Trek], as soon as I read the script, if it says, “Somebody pushes a weapon toward the camera in a menacing way,” and we think, “That’d be better in 3-D!”… I dunno.”
While the thought of studios wanting to release blockbuster films like Star Trek 2 in 3D is hardly a surprising one, I think Abrams’ open-minded sentiments toward the technology make a lot of sense. If 3D can add to the overall atmosphere and presentation of a film, great. But, in and of itself, it’s not going to make a film worth seeing. 3D feelings aside, Star Trek 2 is currently slated for a June 29th, 2012 release with shooting set to begin this summer. More on Abrams’ involvement in the Star Trek sequel (or lack thereof) as it becomes available.