Big movies need big cameras.
JJ Abrams is well into pre-production on the new Star Wars movie, and rumour has it he'll be shooting sections using IMAX cameras.
A quote, attributed to IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond at a recent conference, stated "We are talking to JJ Abrams test now about the next Star Wars being used with partly IMAX cameras."
Clearly, there's some language issues with the above statement (the word test doesn't fit, but we're guessing he meant 'team'), but if true, it'll be the first time a Star Wars movie has been shot with the technology.
Abrams used the IMAX tech for segments of Star Trek Into Darkness, so it seems a realistic prospect. He has not, however, confirmed his intention to shoot in 3D, something that pales in comparison to the giant, hugely-detailed image that an IMAX camera offers.
Disney does, however, have the option of converting to 3D at any stage.
The movie goes into production in the new year, with a 2015 release date expected.