Via TrekMovie, here’s how Abrams answers the question of whether he’ll direct the “Trek” sequel:
I guess the idea of not wanting to choose to direct a film, for which I’ve not read a script. It’s a tough decision to make without seeing any pages. That’s not to say that I don’t have all the faith in the world in the spectacular writers. Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman are awesome. My hope is that they’ll write the script, it will be great and we can make a fun, exciting sequel to Star Trek.
On the sequel being in 3D and his opinions about said medium:
I have nothing against 3-D in theory. But I’ve also never run to the movies because something’s in 3-D. [As for Trek], as soon as I read the script, if it says, “Somebody pushes a weapon toward the camera in a menacing way,” and we think, “That’d be better in 3-D!”… I dunno. What do you wanna see? 2-D or 3D? I’m a big fan of whip pans, which is very hard to do in 3-D.
He seems to be open to it, and I’m sure if Paramount pushes him to do it in 3D, he probably will adjust his style to make it happen. Abrams may be pretty connected to the reboot, but let’s face it, the studio could easily replace him with another director if he doesn’t go along, and nowadays, it’s 3D or bust. Higher ticket prices and all that, doncha know.