‘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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