J.J. Abrams Shooting STAR WARS EPISODE VII In IMAX?

The official Twitter account for J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot have sent out a photo which seemingly confirms that Star Wars Episode VII is at least partially being shot with IMAX cameras, just like Star Trek Into Darkness before it. Hit the jump for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 7/8/2014


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J.J. Abrams shot roughly 30 minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness with the IMAX cameras, so it perhaps shouldn't come as too big of a surprise that he's doing the same for Star Wars Episode VII. This confirms that the movie - which isn't coming to this year's San Diego Comic Con due to the tight production schedule - will be released in the format though, a first for the franchise. What we see above is abviously a photo taken on the Abu Dhabi set that's doubling for Tatooine, and this sort of sweeping landscape is perfect for the gigantic IMAX screens. What do you guys think?
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soforizo - 7/8/2014, 3:08 PM
Now THIS would be a good idea.
SuperCat - 7/8/2014, 3:10 PM
Can't go wrong with IMAX.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/8/2014, 3:11 PM
Well, LOOKS LIKE I'M SEEING THIS SHIT IN IMAX THEN!
blackandyellow - 7/8/2014, 3:11 PM
Didn't Christopher Nolan start this trend? I remember hearing that back when The Dark Knight was released.
Reasonnnn - 7/8/2014, 3:14 PM
@blackandyellow yes he did, but who cares really?
blackandyellow - 7/8/2014, 3:16 PM
@Reasonnn

Everyone cares. It's an important piece of history rather than just a passing thought that I wanted to confirm. Everyone cares. I'm glad you're giving this important topic the attention that it deserves.
Doopie - 7/8/2014, 3:16 PM
I don't really care about IMAX especially if it's just sections of the film. It can be distracting
DaVinci31 - 7/8/2014, 3:17 PM
Reasonnnn - 7/8/2014, 3:19 PM
@blackandyellow most blockbusters have been getting IMAX (mostly IMAX 3D) treatment, regardless of it actually being filmed with IMAX cameras or not. It's
Reasonnnn - 7/8/2014, 3:19 PM
non-news tbh
blackandyellow - 7/8/2014, 3:20 PM
@Reasonnn

Sarcasm.
Reasonnnn - 7/8/2014, 3:22 PM
@blackandyellow EVERYTHING IS AWESOME - tagline of this site























except man of steel !
DaVinci31 - 7/8/2014, 3:25 PM
@b&y

Well, the guy is kind of a trendsetter.

MediaMan - 7/8/2014, 3:39 PM
Gee, real sand instead of obviously fake digital "sand." What a concept.
KingNTheKong - 7/8/2014, 3:44 PM
I'm not excited for IMAX. I'm excited for that shot of the desert in IMAX.
G - 7/8/2014, 3:49 PM
Didn't we know this already?
BaneSmash - 7/8/2014, 4:01 PM
Finally a director who shoots in real IMAX. ..... tired of that lieMax shit.
staypuffed - 7/8/2014, 4:15 PM
@BaneSmash
right...
Nomis1800 - 7/8/2014, 4:22 PM
this is fantastic news!!!! If only batman v superman was also partially being shot in IMAX……
DarthGoodGuy - 7/8/2014, 4:41 PM
It's not a first for the franchise. I saw Episode II in IMAX way back in 2002! Waste of a screen if you ask me but THIS one should be good
cwb77 - 7/8/2014, 4:48 PM
There was no IMAX in 2002. Not the way its filmed now. Just a movie projected onto a really big screen.
Bread - 7/8/2014, 6:16 PM
HELL YEAH!!!

F.UCK 3D!!!
remembertheking - 7/8/2014, 6:24 PM
ugghhh. if its some scenes that would suck. all the scenes in imax are better. I dont want a shift from normal to imax every now and then. takes you out of the whole experience.
erth2drew - 7/8/2014, 6:44 PM
@blackandyellow actually James Cameron did....Nolan made it a little more popular to the mainstream with the release of The Dark Knight The first film to ever use it was Tiger Child back in 1970 it's been called several things like OmniMaxthey had the Dome Imax which was in 3D
Bl00dwerK - 7/8/2014, 8:05 PM
I'm not driving as far as I'd have to to see it in IMAX so I don't care...

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