Sci-Fi director J. J. Abrams has claimed Paramount demanded ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ be shot in 3D despite Abrams’ reservations.

Abrams aired concerns that 3D elements may detract from the 2D story.

Speaking to SFX Abrams said: “I have trouble with 3D sometimes. I can’t see it right; I get a headache; it annoys me; I hate the glasses; I hate the fact that things get so dim.”

However, according to the director, Paramount requested that their demands be met if the sequel were to be made. “The studio said, ‘you have to make it in 3D if your going to make it, for economic reasons.'”

Despite his early cynicism, Abrams admitted that he has been won over by the process; “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.”

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ hits screens May 17.

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