Star Trek 2 will shoot in 2D

J.J. Abrams has revealed that his upcoming Star Trek sequel will not shoot in 3D but will instead favour the post-production treatment. However, before alarm bells start ringing, Abrams is quick to reassure fans that the 3D element will not be a rush job…

“We’re shooting on film, 2D, and then we’ll do a good high-end conversion like the Harry Potter movie,” Abrams told MTV . “Luckily, with our release date now we have the months needed to do it right because if you rush it, it never looks good.”

Indeed it doesn’t, although more encouraging is Abrams newfound interest in using IMAX cameras for part of the shoot.

“We were talking about [ shooting in IMAX ] and I would love to do it,” revealed Abrams. “IMAX is my favourite format. I’m a huge fan.”

However, those fantasising about seeing William Shatner on a screen the size of a building (we know you’re out there) will be disappointed, as a studio insider has confirmed that no members of the original cast will be making cameos.

Star Trek 2 will be released in the UK on 17 May 2013. Let’s hope we get a catchier title sooner rather than later.