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Old 2012-09-20, 17:58   Link #320
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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."

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