Jurassic World is Doing it Old School, Shooting on 35mm and 65mm Films


The fourth installation of the much beloved Jurassic Park franchise, much to the delight or displeasure of many films buffs and fans out there, is well underway – twelve years after the painful never-should-have-happened mediocrity that is Jurassic Park III – and there’s no stopping it. The fourth film, now named Jurassic World, will begin production in April and is set to hit the theaters in June 2015; and it’s got people’s tongues wagging.

While the details of the plot are still being kept a guarded secret from the public, we are already privy to some other details. So far, we know that Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is directing and co-writing while John Schwartzman (Armageddon) is doing cinematography. We also know that Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt and The Village’s Bryce Dallas Howard are taking on the lead roles in the film. Additionally, it’s also been revealed that this one is taking place 22 years after the events of the original (and by far, the best) Jurassic Park film.

It’s the latest juicy detail about the film’s production, however, that is really getting our geek on. Trevorrow recently took to Twitter to announce that they will be shooting the entire film on 35mm and 65mm Kodak films with Panavision equipment, opting out of filming digitally! It’s a rare decision that we’re pretty sure will make the purists and traditionalists very, very happy.  We’re still not entirely convinced it’s a good idea to make this fourth movie (remember Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?), but we must admit that we now can’t wait to see how it’s going to look.

Via The Verge