Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is being released next month, next year Star Wars: Episode VIII will arrive in theaters but if that wasn’t enough, more news is surfacing about Star Wars: Episode IX. Director Colin Trevorrow will be shooting the movie on 65mm film.
Kodak announced that within their facility in the U.K., they will be able to process and handle 65mm. One of the projects listed that they will be working on is Star Wars: Episode IX.
Steven Overman, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer and Film Division at Kodak talked about this format.
“The film comeback is accelerating nd the epic, big screen experience is well and truly back. The creative and aesthetic distinctiveness of 65mm film is still well beyond the capability of digital capture, so when discerning filmmakers want to a create work of memorable grandeur and lasting visual quality, they know that only real film delivers.”
A number of other projects are in the lineup for Kodak including; Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder On The Orient Express and The Nutcracker And The Four Realms from Disney. Also utilizing this format will be Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, Nolan has been very open about his love for shooting on film and how he wants to preserve the medium.
Not many details have been announced surrounding Episode IX, but Trevorrow is beyond excited to work in the Star Wars universe.
“I obviously can’t talk too much about Star Wars, but the idea of that ‘Universe,’ that word gets thrown around a lot as far as movies are concerned and what people are building, that one’s an actual universe. I think that the size and scope of that… Every kind of story we can think of can be told in the Star Wars universe, because it is endless and boundless.”
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