Star Trek 2 director J.J. Abrams recently announced that he’ll shoot several key scenes for the sequel with IMAX cameras, and now Chris Pine has been talking about his experiences with the new technology.
“They are big cameras,” said the star. “They are big, loud cameras! And the things take forever to reload. It’s literally 20 minutes to reload a camera. The scope and the size of it are pretty neat, I will say that. I think J.J. did a good job of knowing which scenes to marry with the IMAX and which scenes would really pop, like they did with Mission Impossible . When Tom [ Cruise ] is on that huge building, it made all the sense in the world to do it in IMAX.”
As to how the film will differ from the original, Pine stresses that the story will delve deeper into the characterisation of the crew of the Enterprise, now that their origins have already been dealt with.
“With J.J. and company, what they’re really, really good at and what sets them apart is that they know how to do the action,” says Pine, “and they know that if you don’t give them the small character-driven drama, you can blow up anything you want and no one cares. People will leave the theater because we’ve all seen it, a million ways.”
“With the second one, people will find that it’s the mythic structure, done really well. The character journeys are just perfect mythic structures. They do it so well. The journeys with the characters will be really great, and the explosions and set pieces are going to knock people out of their seats.”
Star Trek 2 will open in the UK on 17 May 2013.