It was announced today that J.J. Abrams would be re-teaming with his Star Trek cinematographer Dan Mindel to shoot Star Wars: Episode VII. The kicker is it won't be shot digitally; it will be shot on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219. I don't know if this is really a surprise for you or not, after all, Abrams has never shot a full film digitally. But he did use the RED Camera for pick-up shoots on Super 8. He's always used film in the movies that he's made. When discussing the subject at one point he said,
“I have not yet shot a movie digitally. Film is the thing I am most comfortable with. If film were to go away — and digital is challenging it— then the standard for the highest, best quality would go away.”
So there's brief bit of information for ya! Go Star Wars!