In a recent interview with Empire, iconic director James Cameron spoke about the long-awaited “Avatar: Water Way” sequel, raising our expectations by comparing the production to the acclaimed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
“What I said to Fox at the time was, ‘I will [a sequência], but we have to play a more ambitious game. I don’t just want to make a movie, and make another movie, and make another movie. I want to tell a bigger story,” he said. “I said, ‘Imagine a series of novels like ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ and we adapt it.’ Well, that was great in theory, but then I had to create these damn novels to fit them.
But Cameron wasn’t sure he would return to the “Avatar” universe. He even admitted that he was hesitant to try to expand on the story of the first film.
“I had to think more about whether I really wanted to create another ‘Avatar’ because it was ours,” he explained. “When you have done something transcendental in terms of success, do you really want to do it again? There is a lot of pressure. I thought about it for a few years, until we closed the deal.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Chambers, head of worldwide distribution for Disney films, said the sequel will not only revitalize 3D, it will also transform the cinematic experience.
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“At a time when people are used to staying home and watching content on streaming platforms, anything that encourages them to go to the movies should be positive for us and for the industry as a whole. What we do is provide a quality experience that renews itself with every effort. If what we do is done well, people will want to come back again and again. Our goal with ‘Avatar 2’ is not just to get people to love 3D again, but to get them excited about the cinematic experience.
Producer Jon Landau also participated in the interview and added:
“We believe 3D creates a more immersive experience in our storytelling. We don’t use 3D as a world coming out of the screen. We use it in a way that the world can walk into the screen. We need the film screening community to support this and understand that we are competing with different technologies than those found in people’s homes.
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It opens in national cinemas on December 15.
More than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of the Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the problems that accompany them, the efforts that they do to protect, the fights they fight for survival and the tragedies they endure.
Directed by Cameron, the film stars Zoë Saldaña, Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
Cameron has been developing the sequels for over a decade. The studio has announced four “Avatar” sequels, two of which are already filmed and the other two are awaiting box office results. The filmmaker shot the two films back to back due to the way the scenes needed to be captured.
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