Colin Trevorrow Says ‘Episode IX’ Will Be Shot on Film, Not Digital
Colin Trevorrow prefers to watch period pictures that are shot on film instead of on a digital camera, the director behind “Jurassic World” said during a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.
“There’s something in my brain that says, ‘well they didn’t have video cameras then,’” said Trevorrow.
A belief that digital cameras are anachronistic will impact his choices on his next project. When Trevorrow slides behind the camera on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” he plans to use film stock
“It’s a period film,” Trevorrow joked. “It happened a long time ago.”
Trevorrow’s comments came during a panel discussion on the merits of film at a time when many theaters are switching over to digital projectors and studios are pushing directors to abandon shooting on film, arguing that the process is cumbersome and expensive. He was joined by Christopher Nolan, who has tried to keep film alive in the blockbusters he makes such as “Inception” and “Interstellar,” and Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer of “Fruitvale Station.”