HOLLYWOOD – James Cameron has announced that he will be abandoning CGI and 3D for the Avatar sequels.
Terminator director James Cameron wowed fans earlier this week with the news that he is to write and direct 416 Avatar sequels, but today he also clarified that he would be making a break with the first film by abandoning CGI and 3D for the new movies.
James Cameron spoke with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
I want the new Avatar films to stand on their own and be different, not just a rerun of the original Avatar. I re-watched my director’s cut recently as a way of preparing for the new films and the one thing I took away was the CGI and 3D were just distracting. Half the time it looked like I was watching a cartoon. I want something more real and gritty for the new films. I’ve been watching the Dardennes brothers quite a lot.
But surely it will be impossible to recreate Pandora without using green screens?
Far from it. There’s some really good locations in Canada that at a snip can look very much like Pandora.
How will you deal logistically with making 416 films? Won’t you … how can I put this … die at some point?
I know what you mean. Yes, of course if I made 416 films even back to back I would probably be way too old towards the end. That’s why we’ve decided to film all 416 films concurrently. And Sam Worthington, despite being accidentally deleted two years ago, will be back and better than ever. Sam Worthington 2.0.