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    Avatar Exhibit

    June 2, 2011 by Skxwang

    I just got this link through Facebook:

    "Get a first-hand look inside the spectacular world of Pandora through AVATAR: The Exhibition organized by EMP and scheduled to open in Seattle on June 4, 2011. Developed in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment, AVATAR: The Exhibition will feature authentic props and costumes, interactive displays, concept models, and sketches from the blockbuster film.

    June 4, 2011 - September 3, 2012.

    Exhibition Highlights:

    • Artifacts and props used in the film -- including the full size AMP (Armored Mobility Platform) suit.
    • Hand-made models of Na'vi characters and their wardrobes.
    • Dynamic interacti…

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    More plans for Avatar 2

    March 28, 2011 by Skxwang

    James Cameron recently attended a sustainability conference in Manaus, Brazil. While there, he discussed his plans to bring the cast of Avatar 2 to the Brazilian rain forest so that they can learn about "the natives and what real life in the jungle is like." Joining Cameron at the conference was ex-California Governor and former Terminator star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cameron brought Arnold to the Xingu River, an area previously threatened by a massive dam project. He also introduced the former movie star to some of the indigenous leaders that he met on an earlier trip to the region.

    Okay, now that I have the facts of the meeting down, it's time for some speculation. Ca…

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    According to the Toronto Sun, James Cameron has chosen the location for his new studio. He chose the location, a distant suburb of Los Angeles called Agura HIlls, to build the studio and home of the next Avatar movies, because of its proximity to his mother, Shirley Cameron. In the 2009 biography of Cameron called The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron, writer Rebecca Keegan said, "the strong, caring Shirley was the template for Cameron's feisty maternal characters in Terminator and Aliens." Cameron also has said that Avatar would never have been made without her. The image of a four-meter-tall blue woman was based on a dream his mother had one night and later related to him. Cameron plans to build a 4,830-sq/m Lightstorm Ente…

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    Under the sea...

    January 20, 2011 by Skxwang

    According to The Guardian, James Cameron has gathered a team of engineers together in Australia and has charged them with the task of creating a submersible capable of traveling to the bottom of the Mariana trench. Once there, Cameron plans to shoot footage for the sequel to Avatar. Initial tests on the hull have been completed and a test dive could happen later this year.

    The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot navigable on Earth and the 35,800 foot depth has only plumbed once. In January 23, 1960, two men in the steel submarine “The Trieste” dove to the bottom.

    Although this isn't really a blog post so much as a news item, I just wanted to share it because it …

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    Another award for Avatar?

    January 3, 2011 by Skxwang

    Granted it is a questionable honor, but Avatar has been named the most pirated movie for 2010. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Avatar was downloaded from torrent websites 16,580,000 times! For more information, see this:

    Now my question is how many of you helped boost this number? He he he.

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