J.J. Abrams Talks About Star Trek 2, We Wildly Speculate About Old School Cameos

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On the red carpet for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, MTV spoke to J.J. Abrams (producer of Mission: Impossible and director of Star Trek) about the Star Trek sequel planned to start filming next month for its May 17, 2013 release date. As usual, Abrams kept it vague, but he did let us know a couple new things:

“We’re shooting on film, 2-D, and then we’ll do a good high-end conversion like the ‘Harry Potter’ movie and all that. Luckily, with our release date now we have the months needed to do it right because if you rush it, it never looks good. We were talking about [shooting in IMAX] and I would love to do it. IMAX is my favorite format; I’m a huge fan.” [MTV]

Meanwhile, there’s a rumor going around that none of the original Star Trek TV show cast members will have cameos in the sequel:

The report about classic cast members being out of the running for inclusion in the sequel is less directly sourced. That comes from Roger Friedman, who quotes “sources close the next film” saying that no original Star Trek cast member has been invited to participate in the sequel. [/film]

Awww, I guess we’ll only get to see the Kirks arm wrestle the one time then.

In other news, we got our hands on some rare, totally real footage from another Abrams project. Oh man, I could totally see a group of red shirts doing this same scene in Star Trek 2.


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