There is a chance that the second installment of the recently released "Star Trek" will be developed using 3-D technology. Talking to a group of journalists on Thursday, October 8, at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, director/producer J.J. Abrams shared that he is open to the idea of shooting the untitled Star Trek sequel in 3-D.
"Paramount talked to me about doing the first one in 3-D and, having it only be my second film, I was petrified just at the addition of it," Abrams recalled, as quoted by Collider, when presented with the 3-D question. "I thought it would be another dimension of pain-in-the-ass. I was just like, 'I want to make a decent 2-D movie.' I was so worried that, instead of being a decent 2-D movie, it would have been a bad 3-D one."
Despite his fear, the director of "Mission: Impossible 3" further revealed that after watching James Cameron's "Avatar", he thinks that it could be fun. "I'm open to looking at it 'cause now I feel a little bit more comfortable," he shared. "And, if I, in fact, direct the Star Trek sequel, 3-D could be really fun, so I'm open to it. What I've seen of Avatar makes me want to do it because it's so crazy-cool looking."
On the occasion, Abrams also made time to give his response to Leonard Nimoy's remark that a "Star Trek" sequel might not need him anymore. "I can't imagine a Star Trek movie not needing him," he said. "I'm sure that what he's saying is a combination of modesty and honesty. He may actually feel that way."
"But, the truth is, we could never have made this movie without him, and working with him again would be a joy," he continued explaining. "It is clearly too early, given that we are just now talking story, to conclude whether or not Spock Prime is in the film or not. Do I want to work with him again? Of course, 100%. I'd love to."
As for the plan for the second movie, he stated, "In going forward, the fun of this movie series is that we will have the opportunity, given its alternate timeline, to cross paths with any of the experiences, places and characters that existed in the original series, but we have to be really careful, doing that. I don't want to do something that is so inside that only die-hard fans will appreciate."
"We're just now working on the script and just beginning the process of story breaking, but I guarantee you, whatever the story is and whatever the final movie ends up being, I know it will be something that will work on its own terms and be something that you don't need to know and study Star Trek to get, but if you are a fan, there will hopefully be gift after gift of connections, references and characters that you hold near and dear," he said. "At least, that's the intent."