“Star Wars: Episode IX” To Shoot On 65mm

Part of the reason for Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” looking so stunning is that it was partially shot on large format Arri Alexa 65, a camera that boasts a whopping 6K resolution and has previously been used for big portions of the likes of “The Revenant,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” and “Captain America: Civil War” along with the entirety of the upcoming “The Great Wall”.

Rian Johnson is going back to the old school method of standard 35mm film for “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” but filmmaker Colin Trevorrow is following Edwards’ example with Kodak revealing in a press release today about their processing facility in the U.K. that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will fully utilise the 65mm format.

Other upcoming projects set to use the supersize format include Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder On The Orient Express,” Lasse Halstrom’s “The Nutcracker And The Four Realms” along with segments of both Xavier Dolan’s “The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan” and Brady Corbet’s “Von Lux”.

Source: The Playlist