Earlier this year it was confirmed that Star Wars Episode VII will be released in IMAX, and later we learned that an IMAX camera was being used for Episode VII. Since then it's been unclear how much of the film would be shot in IMAX, but now we have a more precise answer courtesy of Variety. Earlier this week they featured a piece about IMAX which included a quote from Episode VII Director J.J. Abrams, in which he confirmed that only one sequence in the film will be shot in 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.”
In July of this year the above photo was tweeted by Bad Robot and led us to believe it was from the set of Episode VII. Now that we know only one sequence of scenes will be filmed in IMAX, it's interesting to wonder what could possibly be happening here(gotta be Tatooine) that is epic enough to deserve the IMAX treatment. I suppose we'll find out next year when Episode VII hits theaters, both regular and IMAX, on December 18th, 2015!
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