|2012-09-20, 17:58||Link #321|
Join Date: Jan 2008
James Cameron May Add Chinese Na'vi to 'Avatar' Sequels:
"Now that James Cameron is doing business with China, don’t be surprised if
Chinese Na’vi pop up in the Avatar sequels. In August, the Cameron/Pace Group,
which the director founded with Vince Pace, announced CPG China, a joint
venture with the state-owned Tianjin North Film Group and Tianjin Hi-Tech Holding
Group to provide camera systems and other 3D production services in the
northern port city of Tianjin.
Cameron, 58, still plans to shoot the performance-capture work on Avatar 2 and 3
in Los Angeles, liveaction photography in Wellington, New Zealand, and VFX work
at Wellingtonbased Weta Digital once preproduction finishes and filming gets
under way in 2013. “That was the model for the first film, and if it ain’t broke,
don’t fix it,” he tells THR.
But Cameron acknowledges that there are reasons to do some of the work on the
films in China, saying, “Within five years, China could easily be as big a gross-
revenue market for film as North America, and there are very specific economic
incentives for having both Chinese content and Chinese co-production. We are
already funded on Avatar 2 and 3, but if we qualify as a co-production, there might
be some incentives in the percentage of revenue we can take out of China."
|2016-04-16, 22:31||Link #322|
Join Date: Jan 2008
James Cameron will make four more Avatar movies:
"This week, film director James Cameron announced that he will be
making four sequels to his 2009 box-office smash Avatar.
Following in the hallowed footsteps of other filmmakers who sought to
unnecessarily increase the number of installments that a story really
needs, Cameron decided to go big. "He first envisioned two sequels,”
Variety reported. "But after meeting with a team of four screenwriters
and a group of 'some of the top artists and designers in the world,' he
realized that he had way too much material for just two films.” Clearly,
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