Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has confirmed to Variety that, despite all the talk of the production crew of “Star Wars: Episode VII” making use of IMAX cameras, only one action sequence from the film will be done in the giant screen format. He says:
“The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on IMAX cameras. 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.”
Which single sequence will be done in IMAX is unknown at this point, though it’s likely to be something to do with Tatooine as the cameras were spotted on the film’s set in Abu Dhabi back in July.
The film is already confirmed to be screening on IMAX screens upon its release next December, but don’t expect a Chris Nolan-style effort with frequently shifting aspect ratios and LOTS of footage that fills the screen.