Colin Trevorrow Wants to Shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ on Film

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Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed at the Sundance Film Festival that the ninth episode in the Star Wars saga will be shot on film and not digital.

“I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago!”

While speaking on a “Power of Story: The Art of Film” panel alongside Christopher Nolan and Fruitvale Station cinematographer Rachel Morrison, Trevorrow also spoke about his desire to shoot the film “on location,” meaning in space – literally:

“I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars, and I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!”

Nolan then chimed in to agree with this last point, saying “funny enough, we had that conversation with Interstellar, there’s incredible footage from space now.”

No matter how cool it would be to shoot Star Wars film in actual space,if Nolan couldn’t get it done, I have my doubts that Trevorrow would fare any better. Since it all ends up in a digital edit-suite there is literally no reason to shoot this on film.

However, that line about Star Wars being a period piece actually made me chuckle. I really hope J.J. Abrams, Rian Johnson, and Kathleen Kennedy will set Trevorrow up for success.

Star Wars: Episode IX is expecting to be released on May 24, 2019.

Source: THR