You’ll Never Guess Where Colin Trevorrow Wants to Shoot ‘Episode IX’

By January 31, 2016

The Star Wars films have always been known for their remote locations like Tunisia, Norway, and…um…northern California. But if Colin Trevorrow has his way, Episode IX will set the new standard in remote-ness. The director has a very unique location in mind that he wants to use to shoot scenes for his upcoming installment of the Star Wars franchise. Where exactly does he want to go, you ask? Oh, nowhere special. Just OUTER F***ING SPACE.

Gonna repeat that: Colin Trevorrow wants to shoot scenes for Episode IX in space. Seriously.

Trevorrow made his intentions known recently at Sundance (via ScreenCrush), informing the audience that he’s already contacted the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm about making this happen:

I asked the question, ‘Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film in actual space for Star Wars, and I haven’t gotten an answer yet, but they’ve shot IMAX in space!’

I mean…sure. Why not? Would it cost an exorbitant amount of money? Probably. Would it be slightly ridiculous and unnecessarily complicated? Sure. Does that matter? Nope, because it would be completely freaking awesome if parts of Episode IX were shot in space and they need to do that. I don’t care what it takes, just make it happen. I’m not really worried about Disney or Lucasfilm having to pay a lot of money for this because, you know, they already have all the money. So f*** it. Shoot some stuff in space. I’d even go so far as to say they should totally…boldly go…into space to shoot scenes for this movie. Yes, I know what I did there.

Between this and the announcement that he’s shooting Episode IX on film, I think Colin Trevorrow just became my favorite director of all time.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on May 24, 2019, and SOME OF IT MIGHT GET SHOT IN SPACE.

Make sure to keep checking back for updates – right here on GeekNation.

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Joe Ruggirello
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