"Star Wars: Episode VII" will be shot on old-fashioned film, not digitally, according to MSN.com.

That makes perfect sense, since it seems they're bringing back so many old-fashioned actors.

At a recent event hosted by the American Society of Cinematographers, cinematographer Dan Mindel -- who worked with new "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams on his two "Star Trek" movies -- said he'll shoot on 35mm Kodak film, the Boba Fett Fan Club reported.

Sigh ... right ... I did just quoted the "Baba Fett Fan Club." Somewhere, my journalism school professors collectively feel an agonizing stab of pain in their stomachs.

Mindel also worked with Abrams on "Mission: Impossible 3," where Abrams taught him how to create the lens-flare effect seen in the "Star Trek" films. I don't know what that means, but I guess we can expect to see it in the next "Star Wars."

In other "Star Wars" news, last week the Latino Review -- which apparently has some great "Star Wars" sources, as it keeps breaking all these stories -- revealed that both Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine) may be back for the next film as Force ghosts because, well, they're dead. The characters are dead, not the actors.

"Star Wars: Episode VII is expected to be released in December 2015.


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