Director Colin Trevorrow Plans to Shoot Star Wars Ep. IX on Film

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It appears that digital shooting has become the ugly step-child within the Star Wars franchise.

During this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow shared that he would be shooting his upcoming Star Wars installment the same way he shot the latest Jurassic feature: on film. The director revealed that he isn’t fond of shooting with digital tools, and plans to keep up the tradition of the two directors proceeding him.

“I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago,” Trevorrow joked during the “Power of Story: The Art of Film” Sundance panel.

Trevorrow also mentioned the possibility of shooting in actual space for Episode 9, which is slated for release in 2019.

“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,” Trevorrow said. Looks like the director is thinking big, which is fine with us.

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