‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Has One Action Scene Filmed in IMAX
A while back a photo was released from the set of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' that revealed an IMAX camera, which got us all a bit excited at the prospect of seeing the newest installment of the saga presented in such an epic format -- but don't get too excited. Director J.J. Abrams has revealed that we won't be seeing too much of the film in the format. In fact, he's only shot one action scene in IMAX. Let's hope it's a big one.
We know that Abrams is shooting 'Episode 7' on film instead of digital, and that he teased that some of the movie would be shot on IMAX, given the photo he released from the set. But how much of the film would be in IMAX was unclear. In a recent Variety article about the use of IMAX in filmmaking, Abrams clarified:
“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.”
So it appears that Abrams only shot one action sequence in IMAX for 'Episode 7,' which might not be as exciting for some people, but it could still be a pretty huge sequence -- who knows? Depending on how this works out for Abrams, maybe the next 'Star Wars' installments could feature more sequences shot in IMAX. Fingers crossed!
Regardless, we'll see how the end result looks when 'Star Wars: Episode 7' hits theaters on December 18, 2015.