Production on first two sequels kicked off Monday; original stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are back with several new faces.
James Cameron on 'Avatar' sequels in Empire: 'There’s not a new villain every time.... Same guy...through all four movies'; adds Peter Jackson inspired him
"We’re trying to get it done as quickly as possible," she told THR. "They’re so worth it. They're well worth waiting for."
James Cameron‘s first of four planned Avatar sequels is still two years away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit the film’s alien moon of Pandora much sooner. Avatar: Discover Pandora opens its doors in Taipei this Wednesday. The inaugural stop of 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s sprawling, high-tech exhibition will spend three months at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater before embarking on a world tour. (Future dates will be unveiled at avatardiscoverpandora.com.)
The brain trust behind Avatar is about to launch an immersive, interactive experience that aims to take fans inside James Cameron’s extraterrestrial world. Titled Avatar: Discover Pandora (and not to be confused with Walt Disney World’s planned Pandora-themed land or Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar-based traveling show Toruk), the 12,000-square-foot exhibition comes stocked with life-sized creatures (including the soaring Banshees and vicious Viperwolf) and is set to open Dec. 7 in Taipei before embarking on a world tour.
(Photo: Dark Horse Comics) Comics will tell “new storylines from the past, present and the future world” of the sci-fi franchise, the director teases. By Graeme McMillan The future of Pandora won’t be a story told only on screen, with Dark Horse Comics announcing a new partnership with 20th Century Fox and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment for a line of Avatar comic books. In a special video message played during the publisher’s Friday morning panel at New York Comic Con (see below), director Cameron promised a series of comics featuring “new storylines from the past, present and the future world of Avatar.” The announcement continues a long relationship between the Oregon-based publisher and Cameron; previously, the company has published comics spinning out of his Aliens, Terminator and The Abyss features.
While previewing its upcoming live-action film slate at the D23 fan expo, Disney dropped the blockbuster news that the company’s vaunted Imagineers were plotting an immersive Star Wars Land to cover 14 acres at both the Orlando and Anaheim outpost. Later on, however, during a separate panel focusing solely on the theme parks, we learned the studio-resort synergy will encompass far more than a cantina and Millennium Falcon simulator. In fact, it stretches beyond Star Wars to the company’s other acquired brands, Marvel and Pixar.
Filmmaker pens personal remembrance of late composer. Says when he first heard Horner demoing 'Titanic' music on piano, "I knew it was going to be one of cinema’s great scores."
If you love movies, then you know the music of James Horner. The Academy Award-winning composer died in plane crash Monday at the age of 61, leaving behind a breathtaking body of work that included more than 100 movie scores, among them such celebrated films as Aliens, Glory, Apollo 13, Braveheart, and Titanic.
Big-name directors like Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams are throwing their influence into a plan to rescue film stock from the digital deluge.
While pics taken during the productions of films like "Star Wars," "Jaws" and "Psycho" may not have gone "viral" (because there was no such thing back then), the internet has, in recent years, unearthed a whole cache of splendid snaps captured behind the scenes. Here are 20 of the very coolest we've seen.
The projected trilogy — set to be released in 2016, 2017, and 2018 — will cost at least $1 billion and use state-of-the-art technologies.
By Pamela McClintock James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have set Sigourney Weaver to return in his three Avatar sequels in a different role. She joins previously announced cast returnees Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana and Stephen Lang. “Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens. Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films.
James Cameron explains the lengthy process that went into writing the scripts for the projected trilogy of films that take place after the events of 'Avatar.'