In the coming weeks, James Cameron will likely be making the press rounds to talk about Titanic 3D and, at that time, hopefully we’ll get our first significant Avatar 2 update since last Fall. The director has reportedly been writing the film and its sequel, while simultaneously perfecting the 3D on his Best Picture winner. So there really hasn’t been much Avatar news to report. There was a rumor the films could be delayed and recently, news broke that the director would be relocating to New Zealand where the films will likely shoot. But that’s about it.
So instead we turn to the film’s stars, specifically one actress who is no stranger to sequel talk: Sigourney Weaver. She’s already suggested her deceased character will be back in the sequels and, in a new interview, hinted that Cameron needs a new submarine to go underwater for scenes in the follow-ups to the highest grossing movie of all time. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Here’s perhaps the most unusual collection of sequel news we’ll run this month. Let’s start with Atlas Shrugged: Part 2, which producers say will shoot this year and be ready for release in October, the better to take advantage of a charged pre-election political climate.
The first movie was made fast, with an unproven director (Paul Johansson of One Tree Hill, who also played John Galt) handling an adaptation of Ayn Rand‘s gigantic tome about American industry, economics and self-reliance. It did well for a moment in limited release, but was critically savaged and rejected in some respects even by Ayn Rand aficionados.
Producer John Aglialoro says that the second part of a planned three-film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged is going to happen, however. Thing is, it will have a different director in Duncan Scott (who produced an adaptation of Rand’s novel We The Living in 1986) and an all-new cast which will be announced within the next week. So… they thought the first movie sucked, too? [THR]
We’ll have further news when that cast is announced; for now, hit the break for info on much more routine developments that possibly impact the Avatar sequels, the currently-shooting Riddick sequel, and Ghostbusters 3. Read More »
Not surprisingly, your ticket to Pandora might be redeemed a little later than expected. Producer Jon Landau was recently in London screening footage from James Cameron‘s upcoming Titanic 3D and said that Avatar 2 is four years away. Originally, the sequel was annoucned to be released in December 2014 with the third film December 2015, both of which are less than four years away. Does that mean Cameron’s films have officially been delayed? Maybe. Or maybe not. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Angie Han
Apparently, one of the most essential qualities of an Avatar fan is patience – Avatar 2 isn’t hitting theaters until 2014, and Disney World’s Avatar-land won’t open until years after that. But in the meantime, we have a couple of tidbits on what to expect from the future of the franchise. Director James Cameron recently offered some hints as to what Avatar 2 might look like, and went for a walk around Disney’s Animal Kingdom to explore the future site of the Avatar attraction. More details after the jump.
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When James Cameron does interviews, he loves setting the record straight. He was in New York Monday night to receive a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics. While on the red carpet, he commented on the voice cameo viral video that we recently published, the Avatar world that will be opening at Disney and also Sigourney Weaver‘s comment that she’d be returning for Avatar 2 even though she died in the first film. That last bit, in particular, is of interest because Cameron’s answer provides a glimpse into the structure of the 2014 sequel. Read his quote and more after the jump. Read More »
Where would James Cameron be without a new technological crusade? And where would cinema be without his techie goals? The director was at the forefront of the adoption of digital effects, and that worked out pretty well for movies. He was the standard-bearer in the new push for 3D, and that hasn’t been such a great thing so far.
Now Cameron’s Quest (coming soon from Sierra) is to push the film industry to use higher frame rates than 24 frames per second. 24fps is hardly a universal standard; you’ll find systems using 30 to 60fps (interlaced and progressive) in common usage today. But because higher frame rates can help produce clearer 3D, Cameron wants to see digital cinema projectors enabled for higher frame rates. Ah, it’s really two quests in one! Read More »
John Singleton’s Taylor Lautner film Abduction opens next week and one of his co-stars, Sigourney Weaver, has been doing the interview rounds. Being as she was the female lead in the first two Ghostbusters films, and Ghostbusters 3 is always a topic of geek discussion, the legendary Aliens star is being bombarded with questions about the potential sequel. She was also part of the biggest film of all time, Avatar, and has some info on the eventual sequels, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. After the jump, read what Weaver had to say about each film but realize they should be considered potential spoilers. Read More »
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Only James Cameron, the man with back to back biggest movies of all time, could get away with saying something like this. He’s currently writing two movies called Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 says they’re not a trilogy. Three films, same continuing story, not a trilogy. Okay James, whatever you say.
In a brand new interview Cameron said that he’s still writing both films but that they’re not exactly a trilogy, more of a “overall character arc.” Read the exact quote and more updates on the films after the jump. Read More »