In a surprising move, it is being reported that filmmaker J.J. Abrams is so intent on keeping the look of the original "Star Wars" trilogy that the movie will be shot on film - not digital.
Cinematographer Dan Mindel, who worked with Abrams on both his "Star Trek" films along with other movies likes "John Carter" and the upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," has confirmed that he's re-teaming with Abrams on the film.
Appearing at an American Society of Cinematographers event in Los Angeles, he also said that the filmmaker wants to shoot on traditional 35mm film, specifically Kodak 5219 film stock.
"Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" was the last film released theatrically to have been shot on film. The subsequent two prequels were shot digitally.
Source: The Boba Fett Fan Club