'Foxcatcher' Director of Photography to Lens First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off
Briefly: Normally we don't go out of our way to report who the director of photography (also known as the cinematographer) will be on a film unless we're big fans, but it's not that busy of a news day, and it's been awhile since we've had any real Star Wars related updates. While we don't know what the first Star Wars spin-off film coming in December of 2016 will focus on, we do know that Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) is directing the film. Now we also know who will be behind the camera with him as HitFix has learned that Greig Fraser, who has lensed Foxcatcher and Zero Dark Thirty, will act as cinematographer for the flick.
In an interview with Fraser, the director of photography just let the news drop casually:
"And then I’m doing a fucking 'Star Wars' movie, which is like – I don’t know about you but 'Star Wars' is like my first film love, do you know what I mean? … Gareth is doing a standalone film. Of course I do know some specifics, but it’s obviously something I’ve signed my kidneys away for. I can’t tell you what it’s about. I think I signed my left kidney to Disney and my right kidney to George Lucas. So I’d hate to be talking to you next time when I’m on dialysis."
We wouldn't be surprised if that actually was in the non-disclosure agreement that Disney and Lucasfilm has Fraser sign. This doesn't tell us much about the movie, except the style in which it will be shot. Fraser hasn't really done any big, grand sci-fi films (Snow White and the Huntsman is the closest), and he uses a fairly muted color palette, aiming for much more gritty imagery. Other films where you've seen his work include Killing Them Softly, Let Me In and Bright Star. His most recent job was on The Gambler, which just debuted a red band trailer. We're not sure when we'll hear more about this first Star Wars spin-off, but you can be sure that as soon as any information surfaces, we'll let you know.