Hey Star Wars fans! Put down your lightsabers because there’s more Star Wars: Episode VII news coming your way.
Yes, that includes you, cats!
As you know, J.J. Abrams has tossed his hat into the Star Wars ring. Mr. Abrams (sadly no relation to me, but what an awesome last name!) has expressed his desire to keep Star Wars: Episode VII in an old school vibe to match its 1970s predecessors. So what exactly does an old school look mean for the actual filming?
I’m glad you asked! According to the Boba Fett Fan Club, it turns out the filmmaker will use 35 mm film for Star Wars: Episode VII. Cinematographer Dan Mindel confirmed that he will be shooting the film for Abrams with 35 mm film rather than digital. More specifically, they will use Kodak film stock 5219. Did you hear that, mom? Film isn’t dead!
Sidenote: My mom refuses to use a digital camera. She still uses legitimate film.
Abrams has made past mentions to his resistance to use digital, so it’s not that much of a surprise.
“I have not yet shot a movie digitally. Film is the thing I am most comfortable with. If film were to go away — and digital is challenging it— then the standard for the highest, best quality would go away,” said Abrams to an audience at the Produced By conference in June.
Seemingly, J.J. Abrams really intends to get back to Star Wars’ roots with Star Wars: Episode VII. So rest easy fellow Luke Skywalkers, we are in capable hands.