‘Star Trek’ Cinematographer to Shoot ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ on Film
You can add Daniel Mindel’s name to the list of folks making the jump from Star Trek to Star Wars along with director J.J. Abrams. Abrams brought over the director of photography he previously collaborated on with Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII.
Abrams noted that he and Mindel will shoot the film on Kodak 35mm film, which isn’t much of a surprise considering that’s what they’ve done on their previous collaborations. Abrams has not embraced digital filming, sticking to the more traditional methods for his feature films.
Next to nothing has been officially revealed about Episode VII. Heck, there’s not even a release date nailed down, but it’s expected to hit in 2015.