'Star Wars: Episode VII' Is Shooting In IMAX!

'Star Wars: Episode VII' LogoNowadays, IMAX is the thing to shoot movies on and watch movies on. It seems like every big blockbuster that comes out is in IMAX, as they should be. As expected and with no surprise, it has been officially announced that J.J. Abrams is shooting Star Wars: Episode VII in IMAX format.

Over the course of the process, Abrams has made a big point of shooting this movie in 35mm. Seems like he may be going even bigger, 70mm IMAX. It’s being said that Abrams is using three 65mm 2D IMAX cameras. Which is kind of awesome because there are only three in the world, it would probably even be four if the other one wasn’t being used to shoot Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice right now. Once it’s done being shot on these cameras, Abrams and his crew will convert all the footage to 3D just like he did for his last movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. 

Here’s some proof from Abrams Bad Robot company and their official twitter page, tweeting out the picture from below with a “#bestformatever” caption.

On set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Like I said above, this comes to no surprise, especially for a movie this big. A few months back, IMAX announced that the movie would be released in their theaters across the country. That doesn’t mean that it would be shot, just played in IMAX. Almost every big movie that comes out these days plays in IMAX, but only one or two are actually shot in it (most recently, Transformers: Age of Extinction) – Star Wars: Episode VII will be one of those.

Star Wars: Episode VII will open in regular and IMAX theaters on December 18th, 2015. Directed by J.J. Abrams starring the originals Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels alongside newcomers Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Luptia Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie.

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