Disney and Bad Robot Productions have released a new behind the scenes image from Star Wars: Episode VII, and this one confirms that the film is shooting with special IMAX cameras.
Although we already knew Episode VII would be shown in IMAX theatres, this is the first official confirmation that it’s actually shooting scenes in the jumbo format. The bigger cameras cost more money and require a lot more setup time, but they make the image look a lot bigger and better. This shouldn’t come as too big a surprise given that Abrams shot scenes of his last movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, in IMAX as well. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was one of the first major Hollywood movies released in IMAX theatres back in 2002, although it didn’t use the cameras on set.
Star Wars: Episode VII will unleash the Force in theatres on December 18, 2015.