Colin Trevorrow is looking to make Star Wars: Episode IX a great film. Literally.
The Jurassic World director, who is helming the ninth entry in the Star Wars saga, announced today that he will be shooting the sequel on film, as opposed to the digital format most filmmakers have conformed to in today’s industry. Trevorrow is following filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ lead on this decision, as the director filmed The Force Awakens on 35 mm and 65 mm film. Trevorrow made the announcement during a panel discussion at the Sundance Film Festival, where he talked about film on traditional stock versus digital cameras.
Incidentally, Trevorrow also filmed Jurassic World in 35 and 65 mm film, so it’ll be nice to see him bring this experience into filming Star Wars. I for one applaud the decision. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the most visually fresh and authentic film of the year, and a big part of that was because of Abrams’ decision to not only film on traditional stock, but also to use practical effects over CGI, such as the elaborate costume and makeup work and making BB-8 a mechanical puppet as opposed to a CGI creation. I’m happy to see that Trevorrow is looking to follow in Abrams’ footsteps, and I’m hoping that Episode VIII director Rian Johnson will hop on board for using film stock and practical effects as well.
What do you guys think? Are you happy to hear that Episode IX will be shot on film, or do you just want to see jedi throw it down during lightsaber duels? Comment below, let me know.
– David Dunn
SOURCE: Screenrant, Roadshow