The Telegraph is reporting that, according to Daniel Mindel (a director of photography who has worked on the re-booted Star Trek films who has worked with future Star Wars director J.J. Abrams) that Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot on 35mm film in order to help recapture that classic 70s style of cinema.
Is this a sign that Abrams is moving back to the foundations that helped make the original Star Wars trilogy a timeless power house? What does it means in regards to the application of digital special effects? How will it be recieved in a modern film industry where most movies are shot in a purely digital format?
Only time will tell, but it’s clear that Abrams has a deep respect for his original source material.