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Colin Trevorrow Plans to Shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ on Film, Not Digital

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During a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival, “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow weighed in on the difference between shooting movies on film vs. digitally, which will ultimately affect the filming of “Star Wars: Episode VIII.” Trevorrow will helm as-yet-untitled “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” the followup to J.J. Abram’s recording-breaking “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Trevorrow revealed that he plans to use film stock to shoot the upcoming blockbuster.

“It’s a period film,” Trevorrow joked, referring to the franchise’s iconic opening scrawl. “It happened a long time ago.”

After all, when it comes to watching period films, he prefers when they’re shot on film. “There’s something in my brain that says, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then,'” Trevorrow explained.

Directed by Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is now playing in theaters and stars franchise veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow.

(via Variety)