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Colin Trevorrow: Episode IX Will Also Be Shot on Film, Because Digital Just Wouldn’t Make Sense

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Since he’s doing a movie set a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away), Colin Trevorrow will shoot on film stock. Variety reports the Episode IX update came amid a Thursday Sundance panel that focused more generally on shooting methods, but Star Wars was brought up because this is what Trevorrow’s life is going to be like for the next four years. Joined by Christopher Nolan and Fruitvale Station cinematographer Rachel Morrison, the Jurassic World helmer had said he preferred to watch period flicks on film (as opposed to digitally) before quipping: “[Star Wars] is a period film. It happened a long time ago.” Anachronisms are the worst, so this means Episode IX will follow in the footsteps of the other installments of the latest trilogy — J.J. Abrams’s Force Awakens and Rian Johnson’s forthcoming Episode VIII — to show that celluloid is the Resistance and digital is the First Order. May the Film be with you.

Star Wars: Episode IX Will Also Be Shot on Film