J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, tweeted out an interesting image today. It features an IMAX camera filming in a vast, remote looking desert location. Could this be for Star Wars Episode VII? Is this Tatooine? Here’s the image in question:

There was an announcement from IMAX a few months back that Episode VII was going to be released in that format, but that didn’t mean it was being filmed using IMAX cameras. However, the website slashfilm.com asked an IMAX representative for confirmation:

“All we can say at this point is that we can confirm that JJ Abrams is using the IMAX camera for Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Whether the entire film in being shot using IMAX cameras is unclear. It could just be a portion of the film, as Abrams did with Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams has previously stated that he’s shooting Episode VII on 35mm film. IMAX would bump that up to 70mm.

Sources: slashfilm.com, Twitter and IMAX.

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