alita battle angel trailer

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez make very different kinds of movies, which makes their collaboration on Alita: Battle Angel all the more intriguing. After years of delays, Cameron left the director’s chair on this big-budget adaptation of the Japanese manga, opting instead to produce while Rodriguez stepped behind the camera.

But what does a film directed by Robert Rodriguez, known for his scrappy and energetic experiments, and produced by Cameron, known for pushing the boundaries of film technology forward to produce slick and glossy blockbusters, look like? The first Alita: Battle Angel trailer is here to show us.

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Avatar sequels

Remember Avatar? You probably do, because the film was a Titanic-sized hit for director James Cameron, taking in a worldwide box-office gross of over $2.7 billion, thus making it the highest-grossing film of all time. Yet despite this blockbuster status, Avatar seems curiously removed from the public consciousness. That’ll change soon, as Cameron is set to unleash four Avatar sequels upon the world. Maybe.

In a new interview, Cameron provides an update on his Avatar sequels, and claims that Avatar 4 and 5 are still not a sure thing. Cameron also reveals who Kate Winslet will be playing in the films, so read on to find out.

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avatar sequels underwater motion capture

Avatar 2 will finally hit movie theaters in 2020, 11 years after the first Avatar was released in 2009 and three years after the great SNL sketch poking fun at Avatar‘s font. The primary reason for the decade-long delay? The technology required to film director James Cameron‘s ambitious vision of a world submerged in water didn’t quite exist yet. So they invented it.

Cameron had been hinting for years about his grand plan to set the Avatar sequels primarily underwater, and shoot them using underwater motion-capture technology — but no one quite believed him until shooting for all four (!) sequels finally went underway this fall. Now that Cameron is in the full swing of production for Avatars 2 and 3, he can give us the scoop on what it’s like to shoot with this newfangled technology. Long story short: it’s really hard.

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New Terminator Sequel

Against all odds, the Terminator franchise is being kept alive thanks to producer James Cameron. The crippled sci-fi film series now has a home at 20th Century Fox, and Cameron is hoping to spark the beginning of a new Terminator trilogy, complete with original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton reprising their roles as the T-800 killing machine and Sarah Connor respectively.

The new Terminator sequel already had a team of writers on board that included David Goyer (Man of Steel), Justin Rhodes (Green Lantern Corps.), Charles Eglee (Dark Angel) and Josh Friedman (Avatar 2), but now they’ve added another writer to the process. The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray has been brought on board to give the script one final polish. While we don’t know the story of this new Terminator sequel yet, some details on a couple new characters have emerged. Read More »

Titanic Re-Release

It’s been 20 years since James Cameron‘s Titanic broke office records, melted hearts, and swept the Academy Awards. To celebrate this milestone, the film is returning to theaters for a limited run next month. And since this is a James Cameron re-release, you know what that means: some fancy technology will be involved to help sell this as a proper event. In this case, that means the film is being presented in “Dolby Vision” and will be screened in both 2D and 3D formats.

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how Terminator 6 will work

He’ll be back. We definitely know that much about actor Arnold Schwarzenegger when it comes to James Cameron and Tim Miller‘s untitled Terminator 6, and we know the film will reunite him with Terminator and T2 star Linda Hamilton, who will be reprising her role of Sarah Connor once again.

But in a new interview, Schwarzenegger reveals the filmmakers’ approach to the upcoming sequel, and it all boils down to simplifying the franchise’s convoluted timeline as much as possible.
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Avatar sequels

As James Cameron continues onward with production for his four Avatar sequels, the cast has slowly been taking shape. Now another actor who appeared in the first film has been confirmed as returning for all four films. Giovanni Ribisi will reprise his role as Parker Selfridge. The latest Avatar sequel casting news awaits you below.

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Kate Winslet in Avatar Sequels

It’s been 20 years since James Cameron made one of the biggest blockbuster dramas of all time. Titanic told the tragedy of the cruise liner that sunk in the freezing Atlantic Ocean on April 14, 1912, all through the eyes of two forbidden lovers played by then-rising stars Kate Winlset and Leonardo DiCaprio. Now one of the Best Picture winner’s stars is heading to a far away world to reunite with James Cameron.

All of the Avatar sequels are now in production (along with the three other sequels that will follow over the next eight years), and Kate Winslet has been confirmed have a role in the anticipated sci-fi follow-ups . Find out more about casting Kate Winslet in Avatar sequels below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 VFX Reel

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, the best sketch from the season premiere of Saturday Night Live features Ryan Gosling haunted by James Cameron‘s apparent lazy use of a certain default word processor font for the Avatar logo. Plus, a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 visual effects reel won’t let us unsee how creepy Rocket Raccoon looks without fur (or even skin), and we find out how many times Viggo Mortensen almost died on the set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read More »

Linda Hamilton Terminator sequel

Update: The untitled Terminator sequel has set a release date for July 26, 2019.

One of cinema’s iconic sci-fi heroes is making her triumphant return to the big screen. Linda Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise, is officially signed on to reprise the role in a new Terminator movie that will be directed by Deadpool filmmaker Tim Miller and produced by James Cameron. And of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger is along for the ride, too. But is this reunion enough to convince you that a new entry in this stale franchise will be worthwhile?
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