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Abrams reveals he was forced to make Star Trek in 3D

JJ Abrams has revealed how Paramount forced him to make Star Trek Into Darkness in 3D.

The director, speaking to SFX, explained how the movie was only approved once he agreed to the studio’s request.


“The studio said, ‘You have to make it in 3D if you’re going to make it, for economic reasons’. But my feeling was I didn’t like 3D. So the idea of doing Star Trek in 3D was ridiculous. But that was very helpful in some ways, because it let us work with stereographers and the 3D crew in a way that didn’t assume we just loved 3D.”


Abrams admitted that he was very cynical when approaching 3D, but was won over by the process once he saw it in action.


“I have trouble with 3D sometimes. I can’t see it right; I get a headache; it annoys me; I hate the glasses; I hate the fact that things get so dim. “I approached it very cynically. And the fact is that we’ve been using techniques that haven’t been used before in 3D. They’ve figured out things. They’ve made enough movies now with this new process that they can understand ways to eliminate some of these problems.

“Things like breaking shots into zones, 3D zones, using multiple virtual cameras. A lot of this has made me a believer, whereas before I was really against it… There’s this myth that if you don’t shoot the movie in 3D it doesn’t look good. Actually, the opposite can be true.”


Star Trek Into Darkness will open on May 17.

Source: Digital Spy

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