Yep. Paramount told J.J. Abrams either he shoots “Star Trek Into Darkness” in 3D or he’s not directing the film at all. Of course now that Abrams has shot the film he seems to have changed his tune about 3D.

“I approached it very cynically,” Abrams told SFX. “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.”

However, he is a director with a big movie coming out. Do you really expect him to bash 3D even if he didn’t like it?  Anyways, the anticipated sequel stars Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and more.

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