J.J. Abrams Shot ‘Key Sequences’ of Star Trek Sequel in IMAX 3D

Star Trek 2 will be bigger than life. That should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with director J.J. Abrams, screenwriters Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman or the previous film which, rejuvenated the sci-fi franchise in 2009. To help on a visual level, Abrams decided to shoot several key scenes in IMAX 3D utilizing the company’s super-high resolution cameras.

“We were so thrilled with the creative results of shooting IMAX for Mission: Impossible [-- Ghost Protocol] that we jumped at the chance to use the format for Star Trek,” the director said in a press release. “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.”

Don’t expect any new pieces of information about the film from the official statement, though. As always, Abrams and company kept tight-lipped about any other information about the film. At this point we know that filming has wrapped and that the film will see the return of Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Bruce Greenwood. They’re joined by newcomers Alice Eve, Peter Weller and Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is set for release May 17, 2013.

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