24 Aug - It was revealed that "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be shot on celluloid (specifically Kodak 35mm stock 5219) and will be cinematographed by Dan Mindel. According to the Boba Fett Fan Club, who had exclusive access, Dan Mindel confirmed this himself in a Q&A session during the event at the ASC Club house.
Dan Mindel is known for his preference for 35mm anamorphic cinematography. Mindel's most recent work was "Star Trek Into Darkness", which he cinematographed for J.J. Abrams. His other collaborations include 2009's "Star Trek", "Mission Impossible 3", Pixar's "John Carter" and Oliver Stone's "Savages". "Star Wars: Episode VII" is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could feature appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original trilogy and is aiming for a 2015 release.