'Star Wars IX' May be Shot on Location... in Space

By Gary Cutlack on at

Star Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow has hinted to fans that the sky is literally the limit when it comes to his plans for Episode IX, saying that he's put in a request to be allowed to shoot some scenes in space.

Presumably he'd be getting someone to take a camera up rather than paying the Russians to fly his to the ISS, but even so. Trevorrow revealed the potential blockbuster publicity stunt while speaking on a panel at the Sundance Film Festival, saying: "I asked the question, 'Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars?' And I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!"

His sci-fi director chum Christopher Nolan was speaking on the same panel and had had the same idea, adding: "...we had that conversation with Interstellar."

Trevorrow also confirmed he'll be shooting Episode IX on film rather than in George Lucas digital, saying: "I could never shoot Star Wars on anything but [film] because it's a period film: It happened a long time ago." [Hollywood Reporter via Metro]

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