JJ Abrams's Star Trek movie sequel will be in 3D

Fans can expect the second instalment in the newly revived franchise in 2013

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JJ Abrams's Star Trek movie sequel will be in 3D
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JJ Abrams’s follow-up to his 2009 big-screen Star Trek reboot will be shot in 3D.

The director is co-writing the script for the new movie with Lost collaborator Damon Lindelof and will film it in 3D, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Chris Pine, who played James T Kirk in the first film, Zachary Quinto, who was Vulcan officer Spock and Simon Pegg, who played ship's engineer Scotty, are all expected to return in the sequel, with Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin also set to reprise their roles.

Meanwhile, Benicio Del Toro is rumoured to have been offered the role of arch villain.

The as yet untitled film is slated for release in America in May 2013, with a UK release date yet to be confirmed.

It's a while to wait, so here's the trailer for the first instalment of Star Trek to tide you over.