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Colin Trevorrow Wants To Film Star Wars: Episode IX In Space

Matt McGloin Posted: 01/30/2016 - 22:34 COMMENT

Similar to what Christopher Nolan did with Interstellar, Colin Trevorrow lets it be known he wants Star Wars: Episode IX to be as authentic as it can be.

During a panel at the Sundance Film Festival, Trevorrow stated he wants to use IMAX cameras out in space.

"I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for ‘Star Wars,’” Trevorrow said, reports. “I haven't gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space.”

Trevorrow also let it be known he wants to shoot Star Wars: Episode IX on film rather than on digital.

"The only place where I tend to not be able to attach myself entirely to something shot digitally is when it's a period film. There's something in my brain that goes, 'Well, they didn't have video cameras then,'" Trevorrow said. "[Film] tends to remind us of our memories, of our childhoods, the way we used to see films. I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it's a period film: It happened a long time ago!"

Regarding Interstellar, Nolan filmed space scenes for the movie noting: “Funny enough, we had that conversation with Interstellar. There’s incredible footage from space now.”

Back in 1985 was when cameras were first used in space for the IMAX movie The Dream Is Alive.

Star Wars: Episode IX has a May 24, 2019 release date.