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I didn’t want to make Star Trek Into Darkness 3D: Abrams

January 12th, 2013 by Owen Quinn Comments

There were a few groans when it was announced that Star Trek Into Darkness was to be released in 3D… but it seems there’s more to the story

JJ Abrams has revealed that he was ‘forced’ into making the new Star Trek movie when the studio insisted it be made in 3D and Paramount would only greenlight the movie if he complied for economic reasons.

He disliked the entire concept of the 3D movie as, like many, he has to sit and wear 3D glasses over his own and it gave him a headache. He felt it was hard to see the full 3D effect but now says he has been won over to the 3D revolution due to new filming techniques involving multiple virtual cameras.

The new methods have ironed out the more frustrating problems of making a 3D movie. For Abrams the fact he got to make his movie 2d the way he wanted it means that 3D will augment and enhance the entire movie. And given the stunning new trailers, we are in for a treat.

Star Trek Into darkness starring Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto will be released on 17th May in the UK.

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Husband, dad and Ireland's hardest working author, Owen Quinn is currently knee deep in The Time Warriors, arguably the biggest sci-fi epic ever to come out of Ireland. He has an unhealthy interest in Doctor Who, classic TV and Star Wars, he also hangs around with the Emerald Garrison far toooo much. Is it any wonder he fits in at FTN so well? Find Owen at the