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'Avatar 4' Announced With New Team of Screenwriters

by Jacob Hall August 1, 2013 @ 1:47 PM
20th Century Fox
Yesterday, we reported the news that James Cameron and 20th Century Fox hired 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' writer Josh Friedman to work on the script for 'Avatar 2,' though the studio had no comment. Today, they've not only confirmed Friedman's involvement, they've announced that writers Shane Salerno ('Savages') and the team of Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver ('Rise of the Planet of the Apes') will also be joining the 'Avatar' sequel team. Why so many writers? Because 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3' and 'Avatar 4' will all be filmed simultaneously and that all four writers will assist Cameron in hashing out the three screenplays.

How Did James Cameron Create 'Avatar'? Director Is Forced to Tell All!

by Nick Romano December 11, 2012 @ 10:30 AM
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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!

Is 'Tarzan 3D' Europe's Own 'Avatar'?

by Jacob Hall October 6, 2012 @ 12:46 PM
Constantin Films
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.

Will 'Avatar' Sequels Introduce Chinese Na'vi?

by Nick Romano September 20, 2012 @ 9:02 AM
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.'

How Many 'Avatar' Sequels Are We Going to Get?

by Jacob Hall September 3, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
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.

Can 'The Avengers' Break the Box Office Record and Become the Highest Grossing Movie of All-Time?

by Sean O'Connell May 7, 2012 @ 10:16 AM
Marvel Studios/20th Century Fox
As you likely already heard, Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengersshattered 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

James Cameron is Done With All Movies Not Called 'Avatar'

by Jacob Hall May 6, 2012 @ 1:42 PM
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.