James Cameron gives an update on the Avatar sequels

Posted by: Zack Bruce

During an evening honoring James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis for their philanthropic work in helping homeless youth, the director got the chance to talk about the status of the AVATAR sequels, “We’re shooting two films back-to-back, so I’m writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a free-film story arc – not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I’m pretty excited about that. We’re doing a lot of preliminary work right now on new software and new animation techniques and so on. We’re creating a new facility in Manhattan Beach so everybody that’s not already dead is coming back.”

He also spoke about the pressure that comes with having the highest-grossing film of all time, “There’s always an expectation. I had to deal with that after ‘The Terminator’ back in 1984. All of a sudden I had a big hit movie and it was ‘what are you doing next?’ But my job is take the audience on a journey and entertain them,” he said. “The second I am sitting down writing, I just go to Pandora. I don’t think about that stuff, about standing on a red carpet. It has its own life, really. The characters have their own lives.”

Cameron’s final word was on the 3D conversion of TITANIC, “It is actually a little frustrating because it would have been so easy to shoot ‘Titanic’ in 3D, if we’d had cameras back then and if there had been theaters. It’s actually more work (to convert to 3D in post-production) and I don’t really enjoy the process, but I enjoy the result.” Then joked, “We have spent several years and millions of dollars trying to create a time machine so that I could go back and shoot it in 3D and it didn’t work out,” he joked. “So we just have to convert it.”

James Cameron on the set of Avatar

Source: Fox News

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