Kodak announced Friday, that in their processing facility in the U.K., they’ve added the capabilities to handle 65mm, and one of the projects listed to use Kodak 65mm stock is “Star Wars: Episode IX,” according to The Playlist.
“The film comeback is accelerating,” said Steven Overman, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Consumer and Film Division at Kodak, “and the epic, big screen experience is well and truly back. The creative and aesthetic distinctiveness of 65mm film is still well beyond the capability of digital capture, so when discerning filmmakers want to a create work of memorable grandeur and lasting visual quality, they know that only real film delivers.”
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was shot using the large-format Arri Alexa 65 which displays in 6K as well. Rian Johnson wanted a different feel for ‘Episode VIII’ which is filming in 35mm, but the director of ‘Jurassic World’ Colin Trevorrow wants to big and bold.
The Star Wars Universe Film Schedule:
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ – Dec. 16, 2016.
‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ – Dec. 15, 2017
‘Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo’ – May 25, 2018
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ – 2019
‘Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett’ – 2020