With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production, fans have been eager for any type of update regarding this highly-anticipated sequel. Today, director J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot sent out the following photo, teasing that the movie's Tatooine scenes will be filmed with IMAX cameras.
Back in September, IMAX's Richard Gelfond revealed that the company was in talks with J.J. Abrams to shoot portions of Star Wars: Episode VII in IMAX. In March, IMAX announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be presented in IMAX, but it was never confirmed that J.J. Abrams is actually shooting scenes with IMAX cameras until now. It remains to be seen if the director plans on using IMAX cameras for other key sequences.
While it isn't exactly certain where this photo was taken, we reported in April that Star Wars: Episode VII will shoot in Abu Dhabi to recreate the desert planet of Tatooine. Production began in Abu Dhabi on May 13, with new stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley arriving on set just a few weeks later. While the bulk of production is happening right now at Pinewood Studios in London, it's possible that there is still some shooting happening in Abu Dhabi.
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