James Cameron plans to only make Avatar movies for the rest of his career. The director - who was Oscar-nominated for the first film, which tells the tale of humans exploiting the natural resources of the planet Pandora - is no longer concerned with making any other films and wants to focus on the sci-fi projects for the future.
"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. I'm not interested in taking scripts.... I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way," he told The New York Times.
Currently James is working hard on the first follow-up, and pre-production is already underway: "So we've been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up the new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing."
James Cameron thinks Titanic is a "metaphor" for the end of the human race.
The writer and director of the 1997 epic movie thinks the tale of Jack and Rose - portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet - is still relevant 12 years later because the sinking of the legendary ship represents the problem of global warming.
"I think we're facing a century of adversity on a global scale because we're just going past all of nature's boundaries for how we create food and how we create energy. This is the century where we're either going to figure it out and get our s**t together as a species or we're going down. TheTitanic metaphor is there. We've been warned, the iceberg is right in front of us and we just can't seem to turn this big b***h of a ship fast enough not to hit it."
With the Oscar-winning movie re-released on April 6 in state of the art 3D, James warned the human race is currently "recklessly charging towards an iceberg," proving the film still has "meaning" today.
“We have a story crisis. Now they want to make the Battleship game into a film. This is pure desperation. ... Everyone in Hollywood knows how important it is that a film is a brand before it hit theaters. If a brand has been around, Harry Potter for example, or Spider-Man, you are light years ahead. And there lies the problem. Because unfortunately these franchises are become more ridiculous. Battleship. This degrades the cinema.”
--Director James Cameron on the upcoming Hasbro game-turned-movie starring Alexander Skarsgard, model Brooklyn Decker and singer Rihanna.
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James Cameron, famed director-turned household name after the success of Avatar, wants to hold 3D movies to a high standard. So high, in fact, that he’ll go out of his way to insult 3D movies which aren’t up to the same standard, apparently, as Avatar.
Cameron was uncomplimentary of Piranha 2 in a recent Vanity Fair interview, saying “I tend almost never to throw other films under the bus, but [Piranha 2] is exactly an example of what we should not be doing in 3D. Because it just cheapens the medium and reminds you of the bad 3D horror films from the 70s and 80s, like Friday the 13th 3D.” Cameron previously worked on the movie, but not for long. He explained: “I worked on Piranha 2 for a few days and got fired off of it; I don’t put it on my official filmography. So there’s no sort of fond connection for me whatsoever.”
But producer Mark Canton isn’t about to let the insult go by. He fired back on Tuesday with this: “Cameron consistently celebrates himself out as though he is a team of one. His comments are ridiculous, self-serving and insulting to those of us who are not caught up in serving his ego and his rhetoric.”
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- The Last Exorcism (PG-13): starring Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr (directed by Daniel Stamm)
- Takers (PG-13): starring Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba (directed by John Luessenhop)
- Aashayein* (NR): starring John Abraham, Anaitha Nair, Sonal Sehgal (directed by Nagesh Kukunoor)
- Avatar* (PG-13): starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver (directed by James Cameron)
Avatar is returning!
The blockbuster hit that shattered ticket sale records will come back to the theaters on August 27, to be shown exclusively in 3-D. The reason behind all the fuss? A whopping eight additional minutes have been added to the flick. Most movies would release a Special Edition DVD to celebrate the achievement…not Avatar.
You’d almost think the film didn’t make enough money the first time around. Avatar: Special Edition is being highly-touted by director James Cameron, who said viewers will get to see “new creatures and action scenes.”
Really, this is necessary?
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The Hobbit: Guillermo Del Toro’s exit from The Hobbit doesn’t necessarily mean an end for the prequels. Lord of the Rings’ Peter Jackson is now in talks to serve as both producer and director. It’s still hoped the two films can be released in 2012 and 2013.
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: David Fincher is in talks to dive into 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney’s retelling of Jules Verne’s science fiction novel. The Oscar nominee, who is also linked to a Dragon Tattoo remake (see below), may work from a script from Scott Z. Burns (The Bourne Ultimatum). No possible start date has been announced.
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Godzilla: You didn’t think Godzilla would go down without another fight, did ya? Legendary Pictures has announced that it plans to resurrect the giant creature in 2012 with help from Warner Bros. The film, which will not be a sequel to the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick, will “pay respects” to the 1954 outing. A director has not yet been named.
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Although James Cameron seemed genuinely pleased for his ex-wife, there was one person who wasn’t happy about Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Awards success: Sigourney Weaver.
In a Brazilian interview to promote Cameron’s move, the Avatar actress said Bigelow’s gender was the reason why she nabbed the first Best Director prize ever for a female director.
“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” Weaver told Folha Online. “He should have taken home that Oscar.”
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