One of the big questions with regards to the planned 2012 Star Trek sequel is regarding dimensions, specifically if the film will be presented in 3-D or just old fashioned 2-D. A new report from the UK has Star Trek’s new Scotty weighing in on the issue. Plus we have a new poll asking what you think about 3-D.
Simon Pegg on Star Trek sequel in 3-D
These days the issue of movies coming in 3-D is a hot topic. Since Avatar crushed all box office records, more and more films are making the move to the third dimension. This has brought up the suggestion that the Star Trek sequel could be in 3-D. In January producer JJ Abrams stated Paramount wanted the sequel to be in 3-D. Now Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg has weighed in on the issue. Asked by Whats Playing if he knows if the Star Trek sequel is going 3-D, Pegg stated:
"As far as I know, no” before adding, “I mean.. it depends. Maybe.”
Well that was pretty vague. Plus it isn’t clear if he has any inside info or if he is just guessing as the actor made it pretty clear during his March Paul press tour that he doesn’t really know anything about the Star Trek sequel except that he should be ready to start shooting in August or September. Pegg also weighed in on the general movement to 3-D, including discussing Steven Spielberg’s animated movie Tintin (which has Pegg voicing Inspector Thompson):
… “When something’s made to be in 3D, if it somehow part of the experience, fair enough. I’ve done 3D movies. Tintin is amazing. That is going to be in 3D and that is going to be amazing. Sometimes, it’s like if you see a movie that doesn’t necessarily lend itself to 3D, like perhaps something live action or that isn’t built for 3D, it’s more like they’re worried about it. 3D can sometimes be a vote of no-confidence.”
JJ Abrams positions on 3-D
For his part, producer JJ Abrams does not seem entirely sold on 3-D. Back in late 2009 Abrams stated Paramount wanted his first Trek in 3-D, but he was "worried that, instead of being a decent 2-D movie, it would have been a bad 3-D [movie]". However, at the same event Abrams noted "if I, in fact, direct the sequel to our Star Trek film, 3-D could be really fun." But when it came time to direct his next film Super-8 Abrams chose to not go with 3-D and at Comic Con 2010 Abrams stated he was "not totally on board [with 3-D]." As for the Star Trek sequel, earlier this year when Abrams confirmed
Paramount was pushing for 3-D, he said the final decision would depend on the script, noting:
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. What do you wanna see? 2-D or 3D?
POLL: 3-D or not 3-D