“Star Wars: Episode VII” Will Be Shot on Film
In a time where shooting on film is often only used by auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick, it’s surprising when a large mainstream film takes that route. That being said, according to Boba Fett Fan Club, Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot in 35mm. Cinematographer Dan Mindel will be shooting J.J. Abrams’ newest project. The two have worked extensively together on such films like Mission Impossible: III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, so it’s no surprise that they’ll be teaming up one again.
What is surprising is the fact that they’re shooting it in 35mm, especially when you consider how many movies nowadays choose to go digital, especially ones that rely heavily on visual effects. Then again, when you consider that the two’s most recent collaboration, Star Trek Into Darkness, was also shot on film it’s not too much of a surprise. This could just be another effort to further distance these new three films from the prequels, where George Lucas was so heavily involved in the early days of digital on the big screen. Either way, it seems like Abrams is taking some good steps to appease many of the more hardcore fans of the franchise, and it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.