Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour yesterday, J.J. Abrams talked about his upcoming Star Wars efforts, as well as elaborating on some things to the folks over at The Wrap. Abrams confirmed the script for the much-anticipated Star Wars Episode VII has been wrapped up, and that they're all "working really hard" and "in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y'know."
Abrams also confirmed that Jesse Plemons of Breaking Bad fame is also in talks about serving in a role in the movie, something that has been reported about in the recent past. In addition, he has confirmed the movie will be recorded on film, which may be exciting for some viewers but means those hoping for IMAX will be disappointed, at least initially.
"In the right situation I would [shoot in IMAX]. The problem with IMAX is it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of these and so there may be a version one day. But we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film," said Abrams.
Amidst the other talk, Abrams was asked about the craziest rumor regarding the next iteration that he has heard thus far. Unfortunately, he mostly side-stepped the question, responding in part, "...it is an incredible thing to see how many crazy things get thrown out that people often then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It’s a lot of noise, frankly.”
SOURCE: The Wrap