Star Wars Episode IX to be filmed on location – space!
Star Wars Episode IX director, Colin Trevorrow intends to shoot IMAX scenes in space for the sequel trilogy’s final installment.
Some exciting news has come from the recent Sundance Fil Festival. First up – it was revealed that director Colin Trevorrow (Star Wars Episode IX director) would be shooting on film instead of digital, and now the director has also announced his intention to shoot parts of the film in actual space.
Mr Treverrow was speaking on a panel called “Power of Story: The Art of Film” and he told the audience that he has recently pitched the idea to shoot parts of Episode IX in space to the studio. These would be IMAX scenes. Read: How Star Wars CGI turns people into alien characters
Referring to IMAX documentaries like “Space Station 3D”, Treverrow stated – “I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for ‘Star Wars,'” said Trevorrow. “I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space.”
One of the other panelists, director Christopher Nolan, told Trevorrow that it’s indeed possible, stating that his film Interstellar incorporated actual shots from space. “We had that conversation with Interstellar,” said Nolan, assuring Trevorrow that “there’s incredible footage from space now.”
These ideas add fuel to the fire that Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens has kindled under the many generations of Star Wars fans. Stay tuned for more tidbits on everything Star Wars…
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