Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow says he wants to shoot the Star Wars sequel using real film rather than digital cameras – and in outer space. Scroll down for all the details.
The Force Awakens is still showing in cinemas and Colin Trevorrow is already talking about what he plans for the sequel… to the next sequel. That’s right, we know next to nothing about Episode VIII and we’re getting info on the move after that. That’d seem odd if this was any other movie franchise, but this isn’t just any old franchise – this is Star Wars.
At a a recent panel at Sundance Film Festival, Trevorrow was joined by Christopher Nolan to discuss the art filmmaking when he said that he wanted to use real film when shooting the sci-fi sequel. “I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it’s a period film: It happened a long time ago,” he joked.
Despite his playful reasoning, it seems he’s committed to following his predecessors in using the format. J.J. Abrams shot Episode VII the same way, and Rian Johnson will follow suit with 2017’s Episode VIII. Trevorrow continued:
The only place where I tend to not be able to attach myself entirely to something shot digitally is when that’s a period film. There’s something in my brain that immediately says, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then.’
He went on to say that he also shot Jurassic World on film so as the action scenes wouldn’t “look like two computers fighting.”
But shooting on film might not be enough for Trevorrow. Word has it he’d asked the bosses above him whether he could shoot the movie on location … and by that he means in outer space. Well that got our tongues wagging. He said:
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!
You can check out the full hour and a half panel underneath. The discussion starts around 30 minutes in:
Source: The Hollywood Reporter