During a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival (via Variety) Trevorrow made his announcement that he will be using film stock to shoot the Star Wars film. “It’s a period film,” he jokes. “It happened a long time ago.”
Defending his decision was Interstellar director Christopher Nolan. He believes that digital only is never going to happen. “There needs to be a choice,” he says. “As a medium it will continue to exist. It has to continue to exist. It’s pointless to pretend it has to go away.”
Nolan also noted his disapproval of how the media handled the 70MM screenings of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Instead of praising Tarantino for reviving old projectors and investing millions to screen the movie as intended, the media grasped onto “some little technical glitch as if it was his fault. As if he built the projector.”
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Nolan adds that digital projectors occasionally break down as well, but are rarely ever reported.
While some may not be open to to Star Wars: Episode 9 being shot on film, we definitely believe there is a certain charm that it delivers that just can’t be replicated digitally. We are still a ways off before we even get to see Episode 8, but keep checking back for all the latest news on Star Wars. You can also check out all of the upcoming Star Wars movies and their release dates in our handy, dandy calendar.