We get the following breaking news via Boba Fett Fan Club that Daniel Mindel has been selected to work with director J.J. Abrams to shoot Episode VII on 35mm film.

Announced today at a film industry event in Los Angeles, we’re exclusively reporting that Dan Mindel ASC, BSC is shooting Star Wars Episode 7 with J.J. Abrams — on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

At today’s event in the ASC Club House, the cinematographer discussed his first work with J.J. Abrams on “Mission: Impossibie.” During a viewing of the dailies (a standard review of what was shot the day before, whether or not on 35mm film) a mistake lens flare caught the eye of the director. Dan showed him how they are created, which led to lens flares galore in “Super 8” and the recent “Star Trek” films.

This falls into an interesting category, as the source reporting the news isn’t an official Disney/Lucasfilm entity, but it obviously is not a simple rumor that’s been tossed out there to garner site traffic. We’ll be sure to update this story accordingly once we get official confirmation from the required sources.

Big thanks to our own Matt Booker for the heads-up!

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