In a recent interview with Empirethe iconic director james cameron talked about the long-awaited sequel ‘avatar: The water path‘raising our expectations by comparing the production with the acclaimed trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
“What did I say to the Fox at the time it was: ‘I will [a sequência], but we have to play a more ambitious game. I don’t just want to make a movie, and make another movie, and make another movie. I want to tell a bigger story'”he said. “I said, ‘Imagine a series of novels like ‘The Lord of the Rings’, and we adapt it”. It was great in theory, but then I had to create these damn novels to fit them.
But Cameron wasn’t sure about returning to the universe of ‘avatar‘. He even admitted that he was hesitant to try to expand the story of the first film.
“I had to think more if I really wanted to do another ‘avatar‘because it was ours”He explained. “When you have done something transcendental in terms of success, do you really want to do it again? There is a lot of pressure. I thought about it for a few years, until we closed the deal.
During an interview for the Hollywood journalist, Tony bedroomshead of worldwide film distribution for disneysaid the sequel will not only revitalize 3D, it will also transform the cinematic experience.
“At a time when people are used to staying home and watching content on streaming platforms, anything that encourages them to go to the movies should be positive for us and for the industry as a whole. What we do is provide a quality experience that renews itself with every effort. If what we do is done well, people will want to come back again and again. Our goal withavatar of them‘ is not just that people are loving 3D again, but that they’re excited about the cinematic experience.”
the producer Jon Landau also participated in the interview and added:
“We believe 3D creates a more immersive experience in our storytelling. We don’t use 3D as an off-screen world. We use it in such a way that the world can enter the screen. We need the film screening community to support this and understand that we are competing with different technologies than those found in people’s homes.”
So, are you curious to enter the world of Pandora again?
The premiere in national cinemas takes place at December 15.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, ‘avatar: The water path‘ begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their children), the problems that accompany them, the efforts they make to stay safe, the fights they fight for their survival and the tragedies that they they endure.
Directed by Cameron, the film stars Zoë Saldana, Sam WorthingtonSigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Winslet.
Cameron has been developing the sequels for over a decade. The studio has announced four sequels to ‘avatar‘, with two of them already filmed and the other two awaiting box office results. The filmmaker shot the two films back to back due to the way the scenes needed to be captured.