Star Wars Episode VII May Be Shot In IMAX, Likely to Skip 3D


With all the casting rumors surrounding the new J.J. Abrams film Star Wars Episode VII, not many people re paying attention to the behind the scenes aspect of making the film. While fans are afraid of Abrams signature camera flare showing up, if it does the folks at Ain’t It Cool News claim you’ll be seeing it in IMAX.

According to the movie news site, IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond dropped a serious bomb when he mentioned that J.J. Abrams and his team are working to shoot the new Star Wars film at least partially in IMAX.

Per Ain’t It Cool News:

Here’s a quick and interesting little snippet called to our attention by AICN reader Cory.  Seems IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond was recently addressing investors at a Goldman Sachs conference and let slip this teeny little morsel…

“We are talking to J.J. Abrams test now about the next Star Wars being used with partly IMAX cameras.”

I’m assuming ‘test’ is a typo for ‘team’ – and this could be pretty damn cool.  I mean, STAR WARS in IMAX!?  That has nerdy sploogeasm written all over it.

The thought with Star Wars Episode VII is that it will follow in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films and skip the whole 3D experience. The gimmick seems to be dying out but IMAX films are starting to take over as the premium way to take in a film. We’ve seen the prequel films hit IMAX but in a converted format, an seeing a Star Wars shot in IMAX is something every fan can get excited about.

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