Star Wars director Colin Trevorrow has submitted a request to film sequences for the movie onboard the International Space Station.

The Jurassic World director has signed up to take charge of the ninth film in the franchise, Episode IX, which is due for release in 2019, and he is plotting an ambitious scheme to shoot real space sequences for the blockbuster.

Trevorrow reveals he's submitted the request to officials in charge of the International Space Station, but he is yet to receive a response.

"I asked the question, 'Is it possible for us to shoot IMAX film plates in actual space for Star Wars?' I haven't gotten an answer yet but they've shot IMAX in space," he declared during a panel event at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

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Fellow director Christopher Nolan had a similar idea for shooting in space when he was working on Interstellar, and he ended up using NASA footage in the movie.

Trevorrow reveals he spoke to his friend about shooting in space, adding: "Funny enough, we had that conversation with Interstellar. There's incredible footage from space now."

Director Rian Johnson is currently filming Episode VIII, the follow-up to 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in the UK, and Colin's movie will complete the trilogy.

- AAP