"Rogue One" stands slightly apart from the numbered "Star Wars" films, telling a self-contained story set within the same fictional universe. Felicity Jones stars as Jyn Erso, a new recruit to the Rebel Alliance who gets involved in a plot to steal blueprints for the Empire's Death Star -- the same blueprints that Princess Leia hands to R2-D2 in the original "Star Wars" film, released in 1977.
Director Gareth Edwards turned to cinematographer Greig Fraser ASC, ACS for "Rogue One," and together they looked at different camera format options. Edwards was initially interested in shooting on film, but while visiting ARRI in Los Angeles, Fraser was given a preview of the ALEXA 65. Available exclusively from ARRI Rental, ALEXA 65 is a large format camera system that offers a true digital version of the historic 65 mm film format.