An interesting piece of news has just leaked from ' director of photography . It appears that, despite rumors of 3D and J.J.'s propensity toward lens flares, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens will be shot on film and not digitally.
Why is this significant? Well for one thing, it's very rare these days that a movie of this size would still be shooting on film stock, which most studios have come to consider obsolete. Also, shooting on film might be a subtle way to win the fans over. One of the biggest problems with ' prequel trilogy, and there are many to chose from, was that the over use of digital photography kept a large percentage of audiences at arms length with the world of the series. The original trilogy was shot on film, something that tends to give a richer, more classic style presentation. Is it a guarantee that the new film will be more like the originals? No. But it's a possible step in the right direction.
What do you guys think?
Source: Bobba Fett Fan Club