'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Just One Action Sequence Shot on IMAX
Back in March of this year, Disney struck a new deal with IMAX that included a slew of upcoming films. Some of them we've already seen in the giant screen like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, others like The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Tomorrowland are still coming. One film that was also included in the deal was Star Wars: Episode VII. However, just because the film would play IMAX screens, we didn't yet know if any of the film would be shot on IMAX film stock. But then word came that J.J. Abrams was using an IMAX camera (though the picture used as proof might have been from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) as confirmed by the big screen company. But now we know more about what was shot on IMAX.
"'The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on IMAX cameras,” says Abrams, who used them for a single sequence in 'Star Wars.' 'The opportunity to have an action sequence for this movie done in IMAX’s natural format was too delicious an idea to pass up. As a filmgoer, it’s something I want to see.”
That's a quote from J.J. Abrams (if you can't tell) talking about the appeal of IMAX, with confirmation from the trade that the director used the giant film stock for just a single sequence in the film. But because this is Star Wars, we have no idea what that sequence entails. More than likely it's a lightsaber battle or some kind of spaceship pursuit, but we probably won't know until we see the actual film next December. Cool?