Apparently they've decided to shoot the new films on actual film instead of with the new digital tech...
An elegant medium, for a more civilised age, film captures light in an organic, analogue, imperfect way. Great directors have used this to their advantage, and in this case it's comforting to think Abrams will be closer to the grubby look of the original trilogy than the glossy cleanliness of the prequels.
Episode VII is due out in 2015, with VIII and IX due in 2017 and 2019. Spin-off movies will appear in the years in between, rumoured to be focusing on a dashing young Han Solo in one, and tin-hatted rocket-pack pilot Boba Fett in another.
What do you film geeks like SZ James etc think of this?