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It's been five long years since Avatar wowed audiences all around the world. Unfortunately, we still have to wait till 2016 to get the first of three planned sequels. Sounds like a long time? Don't panic! The closer we are to the release, the more production details we get! The hyping and build-up makes the experience even more exciting.
Now, WETA's Digital Joe Letteri has opened up a little bit on what he considers the biggest challenge the studio has ever had: the Avatar sequels. Not only are they pushing the boundaries in terms of technology (again), they are creating the most detailed universe they can to achieve an unparalleled level of realism.
Exciting things are coming!
You can red the full interview at Collider.Read more >
There is hardly a lot to actually report here outside of what the headline includes other than to say Sigourney Weaver has confirmed with Showbiz 411 that James Cameron will begin shooting Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 all at the same time, all with her, and starting this fall. As far as anything more, Weaver tells Roger Friedman at Showbiz, "I just show up."
This seems to continue the thought Cameron relayed to the "New York Times" back in early May, telling the paper, "I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4… the point is 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 …Read more >
Fox is going to release an interactive version of AVATAR that will allow you to change the point of view from finished product to the various stages of production, like green screens, CGI and performance capture.
You have probably seen much of this new content already through various behind-the-scenes clips, but never all together in one release.
As the title suggests, it is iTunes only. I already have three different AVATAR disc releases so I wouldn't be too thrilled about another, but a digital only version is interesting.
They call the green screen functionality "Green Screen X-ray" and it looks cool. You can move your cursor around to view the green screen behind the polished final version.
You can watch the official promo video below:
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When asked about Weaver's character returning Avatar 2 and 3 Cameron asked, "[Have] you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?"
He goes on to explain, "A lot happens on that planet before she shows up, and before Jake [Sam Worthington] shows up to join her. She's there for fifteen years ahead of time. I don't know, but I wouldn't jump to conclusions. And I've already said way too much about Avatar 2 and 3 here and there, but people piece it together like those voice cameos and tell the whole story!"
So it sounds like we're either going to be looking at prequel material or flashbacks or both. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if Avatar 2 was a prequel of some sort that suggested an alternative for the Na'vi after their home tree was destroyed …
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I might be a bit late for this, and this is something we already know. But considering there are no exciting Avatar news right now, I'd like to share this article posted yesterday by ComingSoon.net
Sam Worthington, star of the new film The Debt, told reporters that writer-director James Cameron is already at work on an atlas which will help him expand the world of Avatar for its forthcoming sequels.
"I know he's nutting out like a bible at the moment," Worthington said today, "[It's] sort of like a precursor of Avatar 1, to just get himself back into the world and the mindset and the characters."
Worthington indicated that he's waiting for the call from Cameron on when to start, but he's excited about the story.
"Jim's the person who will tell m…Read more >