Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Producer Jon Landau clarified last week that there were no plans to shoot Avatar 4 just yet, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be one coming down the line eventually. Filmmaker James Cameron has said previously that he’s considering the possibility of a fourth Avatar, and he already has a few ideas for the possible film. For starters, he explains, it won’t really be a sequel, but a prequel.
But before that gets going, Landau says Cameron will be turning his attentions to the long-gestating Battle Angel. Read more about Cameron’s plans for the future after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
James Cameron is notorious for blowing deadlines when it comes to his movie releases, so it should come as no surprise that he’s no better at sticking to schedules when it comes to theme park attractions.
About a year ago, Walt Disney Co. announced plans for James Cameron’s World of Avatar, a devoted “land” located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. At the time, the company had plans to get construction underway by 2013, with doors likely to open around 2015 or so. But now we’re hearing rumblings that that project may be running behind as well. More details after the jump.
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Casting, rumors, hopes, desires and much more are in this huge holiday edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following:
- Producer Jon Landau clarifies the possibility of Avatar 4 and offers an update on 2 and 3.
- See Chris Pine on the set of Jack Ryan with Kevin Costner and read some thoughts on the tone of Star Trek 2.
- Is the Iron Patriot going to be in Iron Man 3 after all?
- Also, Wang Xueqi joins the Shane Black directed sequel in an intriguing role.
- Screenwriter Alex Garland laid out some thoughts for a possible Dredd 3D sequel.
- Grown Ups 2 built a set for an outdoor, night time go-kart scene to film indoors and during the day.
- Director Jeff Wadlow hints that Jim Carrey has, in fact, been cast in Kick-Ass 2.
- Rick Jaffa, a writer/producer of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, confirms a big franchise staple won’t be in the sequel.
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One major sequel is about to go into production, another one has been moved, and there are a few other minor notes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about:
- Legendary Entertainment has released a logo for The Hangover Part III.
- Actress Lin Shaye said she’d really like to come back for Insidious 2.
- James Cameron‘s Avatar 2 will not be released until 2015, at the earliest
- Talks of Avatar 4 are premature but haven’t been ruled out.
- The Broken Lizard guys say they’ve handed in a script to Super Troopers 2 and it’s likely to happen. Potfest might happen too.
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Dance films have become big once more, and while the Cirque du Soleil troupe may not be a dance troupe, per se, there may be no single collection of more able and adventurous physical performers in the world today. Traditional Cirque performances are staggeringly popular, but now that Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and producer James Cameron have trained 3D cameras on a group of Cirque performers, the resulting movie might be the ultimate dance film.
The trailer for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away won’t give away much idea of what the film is about, as far as story goes, but it does show us what the movie really cares about. That is, capturing the highfalutin’ circus performers in as much detail as possible. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
James Cameron has never been one to half-ass things. So if he really is only making Avatar movies (uh, plus Battle Angel Alita) from here on out, I suppose it makes sense that he’d dive right in by making three at once. The filmmaker has already indicated that he’s thinking of making three Avatar sequels instead of two as originally planned, and now star Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that not only will there be three more Avatars, they’re planning to shoot them back-to-back-to-back. Read her comments after the jump.
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James Cameron recently said that he’s only interested in making Avatar movies from here on out:
I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them.
The quote was a punch in the gut for many fans hoping Cameron would continue to develop new projects, especially Battle Angel Alita, which has been on his plate for several years. But he has already developed that one enough that we thought it could still squeeze through. Indeed, Cameron has now backed off his quote just a bit, revealing that Battle Angel Alita might still happen. Read his quote below. Read More »
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In the years since the original release of Titanic, James Cameron developed a few different film projects, one of which became Avatar, a few of which (like Battle Angel) were postponed, and a couple that he produced for other directors. He also developed a strong interest in documentary filmmaking, and has chronicled his interest in underwater exploration through a series of films.
Now, the director says that his days of developing other films, whether for himself or another director, are all but over. From now on, Cameron sees himself dedicated only to the Avatar series and his documentary work. Everything else — presumably including Battle Angel, though that project was not mentioned specifically — will be left by the wayside. We’ll see a couple of Avatar sequels, and perhaps even Avatar 4, eventually, but that might be it. Read More »