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Star Trek Sequel Will Beam Into IMAX
Including scenes shot for the format

13 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Hitfix

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Star Trek Sequel Will Beam Into IMAX

Late last year, JJ Abrams talked a little bit about the Star Trek sequel being shot in 2D and converted to 3D with all the care and attention you might expect from the Super 8 director. At the time, he dropped mention that he’d like to shoot certain scenes in IMAX format, much as Chris Nolan did for The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises and Brad Bird did for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Well, now comes the official word that the new Trek adventure will indeed be projected in IMAX and feature scenes shot using dedicated IMAX cameras.

While Abrams’ first Trek outing was shown on some IMAX screens, the sequel will boast action moments that expand to take full advantage of the huge canvas.

"We were so thrilled with the creative results of shooting IMAX for Mission: Impossible that we jumped at the chance to use the format for Star Trek, says Abrams in a statement picked up by Hitfix. "All expectations were exceeded – the action and resolution is insane at this scale. We cannot wait for audiences to see the crew of the Enterprise in a way they never have before."

Of course, this being JJ, nothing has been revealed about what those scenes might be, though we’re hoping to see that shiny, tech-heavy bridge and whatever deviousness Benedict Cumberbatch’s villain gets up to in the format. So far, all that is concrete about the movie is that the crew is back, joined by Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Noel Clarke, and that the Klingons will actually make an appearance after being left on the cutting room floor last time. You might be able to glean a few more tidbits in our Simon Pegg podcast of last week, if you're desperate for more.

The movie has recently finished shooting, so we’ll likely have to wait for anything more than a teaser trailer. The finished product will warp onto our screens on May 17 next year. 

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I'm all for IMAX, but I HATE retrofitted 3D. If JJ Abrams wants to give me a headache, I'd rather he did it with the sound, not the picture. IMAX 2D all the way, please. Thanks. More

Posted by billkiller at 15:57 on 20 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Can't wait for this!
Can't wait to see all those lovely Imax 3d lens flares in action! Nah, quite looking forwad to it, the first one was fun. Hope they change the engineering set though, that was the weakest part of the new ship, like a sonic the hedghog level with water tubes and stuff! More

Posted by djdarrenjames at 21:01 on 18 June 2012 | Report This Post

Can't wait for this!
I love the first re-boot so I can't wait to see where the next installment will take us! 3D and IMAX is gonna be spectacular! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 18:19 on 16 June 2012 | Report This Post

When did Cumberbatch get involved? Dammit, get this out now! More

Posted by Kalielyn at 18:40 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

Will Burt Reynolds be a Klingon?
I know its wishful thinking but I'm hoping Shatner and Burt should slug it out in glourious 3D IMAX madness...all captured with the 'never too old' film stock of the GENESIS' creation montage....PINE and New Spock can watch in ponderment.... More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 18:22 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

I am a whore for both 3D and IMAX ...
... and I am totally unashamed. This is f*cking excellent news! More

Posted by Nicky C at 16:40 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

Sort It Out Burt
I think it might be Klingon! More

Posted by Fozola at 13:29 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

What? What? What?
Can someone decode burtbondy's post for me? More

Posted by evilpickle4 at 12:18 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

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Posted by burtbondy at 11:23 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

Star Trek Sequel Will Beam Into IMAX
I hope they have some 2D IMAX showings. Whilst the 3D premium doesn't seem to apply to IMAX (at least not the last time I saw one in the Printworks), it would be nice to see this in all its vibrant-coloured glory. For me, one of the great things about the first film was the clean, bright colours that made you feel you were viewing a futuristic Utopia. It would be a shame to see that all washed out in 3D (especially in IMAX). More

Posted by FoximusPrime at 09:19 on 14 June 2012 | Report This Post

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