James Cameron & Producer Plot Avatar 2 & 3D Projects..


via Yahoo


TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Hollywood producer Jon Landau said on Sunday he and director James Cameron were considering a sequel to 3D blockbuster “Avatar” among several new projects.
“This is the first week we are not thinking about ‘Avatar’,” Landau told reporters at a conference sponsored by the Israeli technology firm Matrix a week after the movie lost out to the Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” for best picture and director at the Oscars.

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[video] Palestinians, Israelis Re-enact ‘Avatar’ During Protest Against Imperialism

If you know me then you know I am a big fan of Avatar. It was the greatest piece of film making I have ever seen and I respect James Cameron’s story telling ability. I have said many times this movie has literally taken over the world. I have never seen such a reaction to a movie in my life. Here is another video that just confirms my beliefs. Is this ‘Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life?’

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The village of Bilin reenacted James Cameron’s new film Avatar during todays weekly demonstration. Five Palestinian, Israeli and international activists were painted blue, with pointy ears and tales, resembling the Avatar characters. Like Palestinians, the Avatars fight imperialism, although the colonizers have different origins. The Avatars presence in Bilin today symbolizes the united resistance to imperialism of all kinds.

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[pics] Meet the Cast of Avatar

Source : BuzzFeed/Scott Lamb

Did you guys see Avatar? If not, I highly recommend you take yourself to the nearest movie theater for three hours and see this masterpiece. Props to James Cameron for creating a movie that is beyond just a bunch of CGI and things blowing up (sorry Michael Bay). Check out the cast below as they go from human to 9 ft. Aliens. (Scott who did a great job compiling these pics, made a mistake with Tsu’tey who is played by Laz Alonso and not Derek Luke.).

  • Zoe Saldana/Neytiri

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  • Fans Eagerly Await James Cameron’s Cinematic Adaption of “Avatar”

    I been hearing about this cartoon for so long I am super eager to see the flick and see if its as good as I’ve heard

    via NY Times

    LOS ANGELES — In an old airplane hangar near the beach here,James Cameron has been working feverishly to complete a movie that may:avatar

    (a) Change filmmaking forever

    (b) Alter your brain

    (c) Cure cancer

    For certain expectant movie fans, the answer might as well be all of the above.

    Eight months before its scheduled release on Dec. 18, Mr. Cameron’s “Avatar,” a science-fiction thriller filmed with his own specially devised 3-D technology, is stirring up a kind of anticipation that until now had been reserved for, say, the Rapture.

    That might foretell a hit on the order of Mr. Cameron’s“Titanic,” with $1.8 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

    Or it might just be a giant headache for 20th Century Fox, which is backing “Avatar” and will have to spend much of the year managing expectations for a film whose technological wizardry is presumed by more than a few to promise an experiential leap for audiences comparable to that of “The Jazz Singer,” the arrival of Technicolor or an Obama campaign rally. Continue reading

    Hollywood Finds Headaches in its Big Bet on 3-D

    3-d-glasses-2via NY Times

    LOS ANGELES — The imminent full-bore return to 3-D filmmaking, upon which the movie industry is placing many of its hopes, is in danger of becoming Hollywood’s latest flub.

    Some of the mightiest forces in film — Jeffrey Katzenberg, James Cameron, John Lasseter — think the multiplex masses will soon demand that all movies be shown in newly available digital 3-D. Mr. Katzenberg, in particular, has pushed the format, trotting the globe to herald the technology as a transformative moment for cinema akin to the introduction of sound.

    His bandwagon has plenty of passengers, at least in Hollywood. The Walt Disney Company alone has 15 three-dimensional movies in its pipeline. Twentieth Century Fox is betting an estimated $200 million on “Avatar,” a 3-D space adventure directed by Mr. Cameron and set for December release, his first nondocumentary film since 1997’s “Titanic,” still the biggest moneymaker in movie history, without counting inflation. All told, the movie factory has over 30 3-D pictures on the way.

    But analysts are starting to warn that all of that product could find itself sitting on a loading dock with no place to go. Studios, thrilled by 3-D’s dual promises of higher profits and artistic advancement, have aggressively embraced the technology without waiting for movie theaters to get on board. And without those expensive upgrades to projection equipment at the multiplex, mass market 3-D releases are not tenable.

    “It’s starting to look like there will be a lot of disappointed producers unable to realize the upside of these 3-D investments,” said Harold L. Vogel, a media analyst and the author of “Entertainment Industry Economics.” Filming in 3-D adds about $15 million to production costs, he said, but can send profit soaring because of premium ticket pricing.

    Only about 1,300 of North America’s 40,000 or so movie screens support digital 3-D. (Imax adds 250.) Overseas, where films now generate up to 70 percent of their theatrical revenue, only a few hundred theaters can support the technology. It costs about $100,000 for each full upgrade. Continue reading