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Star Trek 2 Warps In On May 17, 2013
JJ Abrams will shoot in 3D

24 November 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Star Trek 2 Warps In On May 17, 2013

Now that Paramount has finally turned the electricity up high enough on the electrodes attached to JJ Abrams’ sensitive parts and made him commit to directing the Star Trek sequel, the pieces are slowly beginning to fall into place. The movie might not have a title yet, but it has a schedule, with the studio targeting a May 17, 2013 release date with its torpedoes.

Deadline reports that the executives took swift action after Sony shoved Roland Emmerich’s Singularity off that date, zeroing in on the time slot and stuffing Kirk, Spock, Sulu and co into place.We assume and hope it'll be day-and-date over here, given that's what happened with the first one.

Now, of course, it’s up to Abrams to make the thing, working from the script he’s been overseeing as it's written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof (who tweeted the news with “You have boldly waited this long... We shall do our very best to make it worth that wait.”)

The big news on the Trek front is that Abrams will be making it his first stab at 3D filmmaking, which means the Enterprise will be warping RIGHT INTO YOUR FACE. Okay, hopefully not: Abrams knows what he’s doing. But we are little concerned about 3D lens flare burning our retinas out.

In related news, there’s still no official word on Benicio Del Toro signing on as a villain (Abrams will only cagily say that they’re still in discussions) but one person who will really, truly be contributing is composer Michael Giacchino. Yeah, try to look surprised. But definitely look pleased.


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MORE 3D...Really....REALLY!!
COME ON....I hate to break to all the jump on the band wagon, trenders out there in the Movie industry....but 3D sucks...most of the time you get a little extra depth and occassionally they...through something in there to come out at you...mostly just for the sake of the 3D and nothing relavent to the movie and just brings the whole thing down. But it's so great that it's worth the extra ticket price, trying to find a decent seat to max the 3D effect and headache and discomfort of the great fit More

Posted by Vtepes2 at 17:04 on 28 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: bbobeckyj L: rich Oh dear, I was hoping the current 3D fad would have gone by 2013 eah! And lets get rid of colour too, it totally ruins the experience when it isn't black and white... part from being an odd analogy, doesn't 3D already partially do that? or at least your ability to see it? More

Posted by elab49 at 17:01 on 25 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: bbobeckyj L: rich Oh dear, I was hoping the current 3D fad would have gone by 2013 eah! And lets get rid of colour too, it totally ruins the experience when it isn't black and white... Don't be silly. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 09:48 on 25 November 2011 | Report This Post

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Stop blaming the film companys. I imagine that they want to both -make money and make a great film. When film first started there was a horror movie of just microscopic bugs on cheese for christ sakes.. Yes,3D is dark in some places. Dont you read empire? Peter Jackson Will sort that out and you Will be flying over bright green fields of the shire wondering why all films cant be like that. I Think the bitches moaning about star trek also moaned about tlotr or new batmans. People just l More

Posted by dreamdragon at 08:19 on 25 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: clarkkent 3D won't work on this, not at all. The 3D always darkens a film's look, which means the first film's look won't translate well at all, on top of it all, who wants to see all that lens flare, all those whip pans and shaky cam in 3D? o you know how true that comment is? :(  Abrams is inspired by Spielberg and I thought before Tintin that his style wouldn't suit the format either and I think I was right. Tintin felt strangely flattened and I really look forward to seeing More

Posted by Najemikon at 20:41 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: rich Oh dear, I was hoping the current 3D fad would have gone by 2013 eah! And lets get rid of colour too, it totally ruins the experience when it isn't black and white... More

Posted by bbobeckyj at 20:27 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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Oh dear, I was hoping the current 3D fad would have gone by 2013 More

Posted by rich at 18:14 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Michael Giacchino.
L: blindfold Michael Giacchino... Yeah ok Abrams can't do without him. Look pleased you say Empire? Sorry but this guys Star trek score was NOT something I was pleased about. sp; Have to agree with you there. Giacchino has done excellent work on other films (especially Incredibles), but his ST score paled in comparison with the earlier efforts from Goldsmith and Horner. More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 15:27 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Wrong.
Sorry Spamandham, but this is not a awful remake, it is a prequal to a series of events set in the star trek universe. The filmakers can make or follow any path within this universe of characters, whether film sites or the film makers choose to call it Star Trek 2, has no link to the 1982 Star Trek 2: The Wath of Khan  More

Posted by dholleyuk at 15:21 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: albumental I've been a 3d apologist for too long, probably because I wanted it to make a difference to the cinema going experience. However I just can't escape from the fact that 10 minutes into a decent movie, your brain adjusts and begins to take it for granted. I've found myself having to consciously remember "oh yeah, this is in 3d isn't it" during a film in order to even notice the effect. Does that make sense? Anyone else experienced that? Either way I'm now convinced 3d is More

Posted by garvielloken at 15:06 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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L: stuartgbaker 3D is shit! I have yet to see anything in 3D that truly benefited from the format. I think that Hollywood are using 3D to help boost the box office returns. Agree 100 %. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 14:01 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

2D or not 2D?
I just still think its a little naive to think 3D is going away. 6 ( soon to be 7 with the Titanic ) of the top 10 worldwide box office hits have been shown in 3D..ShowBuisness...3d is the show and the money is the buisness. Its a very good point about the piracy although it can be done. I think Peter Jackson, James C and Spielburger will change the views of the nay sayers. Also IMAX changes the view of most people.. As for the prices ...well..Thats our fault. We keep handing it over so More

Posted by dreamdragon at 13:41 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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This really does not need 3D and you know Paramount will screw the fans just like there are screwing the transformers fan with a bare bones Blu ray then put all the extras on the 3D Blu Ray. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 13:32 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Can't really be bothered with 3D
The way it's going 3D may not be around much longer judging from what I saw on BBC's Click when they went to a tech market in Japan. Also be interested in Peggys opinion as he has a noted dislike for the format even though he was in Tin Tin More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 13:12 on 24 November 2011 | Report This Post

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ek and Superman in same year, christ knows how I'll cope ring. it. on. More

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