Just two days ago, J.J. Abrams went on the /star-trek-2-wont-get-jj-abrams-without-a-good-script/record, stating that he would not direct Star Trek 2 until a good script was in place, hinting that he wouldn't direct it at all if he didn't like the story. It seems more likely today, though, that he will indeed direct the sequel. Paramount recently approached the director, who is currently in post-production on his secretive sci-fi thriller Super 8, and asked that he shoot the upcoming second installment in 3D. How does Abrams feel about this request? It seems that he is open to it if it's right for the story.

Here is what he had to say:

"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 Star Trek 2], 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? I'm a big fan of whip pans, which is very hard to do in 3-D. You know, when I was in New York fifteen years ago, and I sort of had the flu, I remember turning the TV on. There were these kids in a very dark, kind of muddy movie that was on a local channel, talking about making out. Then you cut to them walking in the forest, and somebody had a paddleball, and they were doing it right to the camera. It was like this weird, experimental Federico Fellini movie. I was like, "What the fuck is this movie?" And it was Friday the 13th Part III in 3-D - without sex, violence, or 3-D! It was genius."

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B. Alan Orange