‘Star Wars’ Episode 9 to be shot on film: Colin Trevorrow

LOS ANGELES: Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has revealed that he intends to shoot “Star Wars Episode 9” on film.


The “Jurassic World” director was talking at a panel discussion on the merits of film (as opposed to digital) at Sundance Film Festival where he shared his love for the format, especially when it comes to period films, reported Variety.

“There’s something in my brain that says, ‘Well, they didn’t have video cameras then,” Trevorrow said, before adding that when it came to Star Wars, “It’s a period film. It happened a long time ago.”

The director was joined on the panel by Christopher Nolan and Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer of Fruitvale Station.

Nolan defended the future of film: “It has to continue to exist. It’s pointless to pretend it has to go away.”

Trevorrow added that directors needed to enthuse about the benefits of shooting on film as “there’s a danger of it turning into vinyl”.


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