According to Nicholas Meyer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, will be released in HDR in time for Star Trek‘s fiftieth anniversary.
Meyer announced the news on his Facebook page last month.
“I have seen some sort of future and it’s pretty impressive,” said Meyer. “I was at the Technicolor Digital Lab today reviewing color for the forthcoming HDR version of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, commemorating the series’ 50th anniversary next year.
“In terms of richness and clarity what I saw surpasses anything I can recall, though everyone will have to buy a new TV that is HDR compatible. Wouldn’t you know. Space turns out to be REALLY BLACK. HDR, incidentally, stands for High Dynamic Range. This stuff is measured in something called NITS (don’t ask), and whereas current delivery systems account for one or two hundred plus NITS, HDR is over a thousand.
The wonder of it is, this all can be extracted from the original (cleaned up), film negative. It was always there, but delivery systems couldn’t project all that was there. Or words to that effect. Stay tuned.”