‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Will Be Shot on 35MM Film by Daniel Mindel

The cinematographer is reuniting with J.J. Abrams after working on ‘Mission: Impossible III’, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Will Be Shot on 35MM Film by Daniel Mindel

Daniel Mindel to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII on 35MM filmDaniel Mindel confirmed at a Los Angeles industry event that he is serving as director of photography on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The cinematographer also revealed that he is shooting the highly-anticipated sequel in 35MM, specifically on Kodak film stock 5219.

Of course, this marks a return to film for the franchise, after George Lucas shot the prequels Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith on digital.

J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), with production scheduled to take place next February in the U.K.

Daniel Mindel previously shot Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and this summer's Star Trek Into Darkness for J.J. Abrams. Other recent credits include John Carter, Savages and the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @gumperman I might have known, and then forgotten about it. I don't know exactly. I'm probably going to by the prequel trilogy on Blu-ray.

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    • gumperman • 2 years ago

      @themoviefanatic Did you seriously not know that the STAR WARS films were released on blu-ray? Actually, looking at that link you provided, it looks like they are re-releasing the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy again on blu-ray this October, but this time in a blu-ray / dvd combo release.

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      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

        @felipe-11 Thanks for the links, i'll take a look at them out :) .

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        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

          @joelseph What exactly do you mean?

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @gumperman Thanks for letting me know. I'll check it out again.

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            • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

              Pretty Radical this is 35mm, it will look so different.

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              • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                @themoviefanatic

                http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Prequel-Trilogy-Episode/dp/B000PMG16U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377270036&sr=8-1&keywords=star+wars+prequel+trilogy

                http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Complete-Episodes-Blu-ray/dp/B003ZSJ212/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377270036&sr=8-2&keywords=star+wars+prequel+trilogy

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                • joelseph • 2 years ago

                  @themoviefanatic using your webpage I have looked up the Blu disc set that I currently hold in my collection. It includes deleted scenes from the OT that buying the individual trilogies did not provide ww.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Wars-The-Complete-Saga-Blu-ray/14903/

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                  • ed-wood • 2 years ago

                    Good. Another positive step this movie is taking.

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                    • gumperman • 2 years ago

                      @themoviefanatic Also, if you go to page 1 of the link you posted, you'll see that they were released on blu-ray as a saga, as well as individual trilogies.

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                      • gumperman • 2 years ago

                        @themoviefanatic Yeah, they are already on blu-ray. I own the entire STAR WARS SAGA on blu-ray.

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                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                          @felipe-11 Not according to this that I posted before -> http://www.blu-ray.com/search/?quicksearch=1&section=bluraymovies&quicksearch_keyword=star wars&quicksearch_country=US&page=1

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                          • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                            @themoviefanatic They were already released, on Blu, like 2 years ago.

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                            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                              @felipe-11 How It will be interesting to see how the prequel films will look on Blu-ray, when ever they will be released -> http://www.blu-ray.com/search/?quicksearch=1&section=bluraymovies&quicksearch_keyword=star wars&quicksearch_country=US&page=1

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                              • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                                Too bad they didn't shoot the prequels on film, digital looked like crap back then. Now it looks pretty indistinguishable from film so it doesn't make much of a difference for the audience.

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                                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                  @Devastattor I bet that is possible as well, that it could rank up there with Empire Strike Back.

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                                  • Devastattor • 2 years ago

                                    I like this, taking SW back to its roots-practical effects shot on film. Now if the story and dialogue are solid, this movie could rank right up there with ESB.

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