James Cameron's 'Avatar' shattered box-office records during its time in theaters and currently sits at the $2.7 billion mark in total worldwide grosses. It's only natural with a film of this magnitude to wonder how the whole idea came about, and now we have an in-depth account of how the man of 'Titanic,' 'Aliens' and 'The Terminator' fame created this modern flick. Too bad he was kind of forced to do it!
When utilized properly, motion capture animation can be astonishing. Look at Andy Serkis in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' or the vast majority of James Cameron's 'Avatar,' which brought the technology to exciting and intimidating new places. Which brings us to 'Tarzan 3D,' a German production that aims to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character back to the big screen using the same tech that made the Na'vi and Pandora a reality. With the first trailer here, it's time to start making direct and unfair comparisons between this film and its American counterparts.
According to 'Avatar' director James Cameron, "China could easily be as big a gross-revenue market for film as North America," which was probably why his company Cameron/Pace Group recently announced a new partnership venture called CPG China. The main goal is to set up camera and 3D production services to Tiajin, the northern city port, but what does this mean for Cameron and his upcoming projects? Well, according to him, it means we could be seeing Chinese Na'vi in 'Avatar 2,' '3' and '4.'
When your film is the highest grossing movie of all time, sequel talk is inevitable. It's not surprising that we've been hearing about follow-ups to 'Avatar' for the past three years, but it's a little surprising how confusing and convoluted the sequel talk has been. How many sequels? When are they filming? When are they being released. Today, producer Jon Landau set the record straight. For now, at least.
As you likely already heard, Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’ shattered a series of box-office records over the weekend by collecting an estimated $200.3 million in domestic ticket sales. That set a new all-time weekend opening number (previously held by the last ‘Harry Potter’ film), and established new marks for single day sales on Saturday and Sunday.
But now that the dust is settling, ‘The Avengers’ is setting its sights on a higher prize: the biggest movie of all-time
The New York Times has published a terrific interview with forward-thinking filmmaker James Cameron, who spoke with him at the Beijing International Film Festival. Some may find his thoughts on international 3D markets and the Chinese film industry fascinating. Others may be more interested in his suggestion that he will no longer make any films not set in the 'Avatar' universe. The whole interview is worth your time, but check out some highlights below.