Yeah. It's my favorite movie; I had to get it in there somewhere. The production designer was Rick Carter, who actually played that out. He thought how it was, in some ways, like Dorothy's journey. I didn't quite get as much of that [when I first wrote it]. You do things sometimes as a writer subconsciously, things you're not even aware of. I'm always comfortable doing things instinctively because I see it as taping into this vein of archetype that works for a broader audience base. I don't question what I'm doing if it feels right. There might be some other references there I might not be aware of. … [Read more...] about Avatar’s Spiritual Father?
In a video presentation at CineEurope this week, James Cameron revealed that Zoe Saldana has already completed her performance capture work for the first two Avatar sequels, scheduled for release in 2020 and 2021. The production is currently on day 130 of filming the sequels, which are being tackled simultaneously. “One day I’ll be working on scenes from two, the next day I’ll be working on scenes from three,” Cameron told io9 last month. “And the actors come in and go, ‘Oh, we’re working on three today.’” … [Read more...] about Zoe Saldana Has Already Finished Filming
If you’re holding off on a trip to Disney World until the new Star Wars land is complete, this video will still give you a good idea of what the Avatar: Flight of Passage ride is like, minus the hi-res wraparound screen, surround sound, and motion-synced banshee seat. … [Read more...] about The First Video of Disney World’s New
Hearglorified refugee camp. She is powerful, she is unforgiving, and she is the harbinger of your doom. You just don’t know it yet. Here’s a longer, more detailed look at the character, courtesy of Inside the Magic. Watch as she engulfs your soul and spits out your bones. … [Read more...] about Oh God, Disney’s
He also said that further Avatar sequels are beholden to the whims of the filmgoer. “Let’s face it, if Avatar 2 and 3 don’t make enough money, there’s not going to be a 4 and a 5,” he said. This is a breath of fresh air in franchise talk—in the past couple of years, a lot of classic films have had revival talks only to have those then squashed by poor performance and bad filmmaking. (It’s already happened to Terminator at least once.) Nice to see that Cameron is being realistic. … [Read more...] about James Cameron Talks Developing the