JJ Abrams is set to reunite with his Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek cinematographer Dan Mindel ASC, BSC for Star Wars: Episode VII and while speaking at an American Society of Cinematographers event in Los Angeles today he stated that the anticipated sequel will be shot on film not digitally.
This will mark the first Star Wars film to be shot on the traditional medium since Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
From this information, we can extrapolate a few things about the film, most importantly, it will not be shot in native 3D, meaning that if Disney wishes to release the film in that format it will have to undergo post-production conversion. Given that the studio is under a tight schedule to get the film into theaters in 2015 as promised, I have to wonder if they are planning on forgoing 3D altogether. Lucasfilm and Disney pulled the plug on 3D conversions of the prequel and original trilogy a while back, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were not interested in the format here either.
Via Boba Fett Fan Club.