Colin Trevorrow wants to make Star Wars: Episode IX feel as authentic as possible — by shooting parts of the film using IMAX technology in space.
The Jurassic World director told Interstellar director Christopher Nolan about his goal during a panel at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday. You can watch the entire hour-and-a-half-long conversation in the video above. During their discussion, Trevorrow told Nolan that he brought up the idea to Lucasfilm and Disney of shooting certain IMAX film plates in space.
"I haven't gotten an answer yet, but they've shot IMAX in space," Trevorrow said.
Trevorrow also confirmed that like J.J. Abrams did for The Force Awakens, he would be shooting on film instead of digital. It's a format that Rian Johnson, the director behind Episode VIII, also went with.
Trevorrow, who also used film instead of digital when making Jurassic World, said that there's something nostalgic about the way a movie looks when shot on film that digital can never fully encapsulate.
"Film tends to remind us of our memories, of our childhoods. The way we used to see films," he said.
Trevorrow added that period movies, for example, were the type of films he could never attach himself to if they were being shot on digital. He jokingly reiterated that since Episode IX was a period movie, there was no way he could even fathom directing it on anything but film.
"It happened a long time ago," he joked during the panel.
While Episode IX will definitely be shot on film, the upcoming Rogue One — the first in Star Wars' Anthology series — will be shot entirely on digital.
There's currently no release date set for Episode IX, but it is slated to come out at some point in 2019. Episode VIII was supposed to be released next July, but was recently pushed back seven months to Dec. 15, 2017.
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