During the latest Girls in Hoodies podcast, Rain Johnson, who'll be picking up after J.J. Abrams for Episode VIII, promised more practical effects for Episode VII.
“They’re doing so much practical building for this one. It’s awesome. I think people are coming back around to [practical effects]. It feels like there is sort of that gravity pulling us back toward it. I think that more and more people are hitting kind of a critical mass in terms of the CG-driven action scene lending itself to a very specific type of action scene, where physics go out the window and it becomes so big so quick.”
“I probably sound like a grumpy old man talking about it,” Johnson continued. “I do wonder because I think kids are growing up watching those and that’s the thing that they love now, so I don’t know whether it is a generational thing, and it could be.”
And what of his film, Star Wars: Episode VIII? All he could say was it's "boring to talk about, because the only thing I can really say is, I’m just happy,” adding “I don’t have the terror I kind of expected I would, at least not yet. I’m sure I will at some point.”
Look for Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII to hit the big screen on December 2015, with Johnson’s Episode VIII scheduled for a 2017 release.
Well, as someone who's always preferred practical effects to CGI, this is good news to me! What about you guys? Are you happy about this, or do you prefer the virtual sets of the Prequel Trilogy?
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