James Cameron is ready to get started on his new film- his first since Titanic. Fox Filmed Entertainment has confirmed Cameron will start virtual photography on the sci-fi epic Avatar in April, followed by live-action work in August, ahead of a summer 2009 release.
Cameron wrote the screenplay for the movie, which tells the story of a wounded marine who is sent to the faraway planet of Pandora against his wishes, and finds himself caught up in a battle of survival with the planet's inhabitants.
Cameron says he has spent years researching and developing the new filming techniques needed to create the "movie's $190 million hybrid of action and animation, and he claims he's been the busiest unemployed director in Hollywood."
He said, "We're going to blow you to the back wall of the theatre in a way you haven't seen for a long time. My goal is to rekindle those amazing mystical moments my generation felt when we first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey or the next generation's Star Wars. It took me 10 years to find something hard enough to be interesting."
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Posted by Gabs at 7:37 AM