Cameron's Avatar Pushed Back to 2009
Source: The Independent, CHUD
December 22, 2006
Titanic director James Cameron talked to The Independent about his new feature, Avatar, which he says will now hit theaters the summer of 2009 (it was previously scheduled for summer 2008). Here are several clips from the interview:
"Avatar is a very ambitious sci-fi movie." The director's enthusiasm is evident in his voice. "It's a futuristic tale set on a planet 200 years hence. It's an old-fashioned jungle adventure with an environmental conscience. It aspires to a mythic level of storytelling."
"The film requires me to create an entirely new alien culture and language, and for that I want 'photo-real' CGI characters. Sophisticated enough 'performance-capture' animation technology is only coming on stream now. I've spent the last 14 months doing performance-capture work - the actor performs the character and then we animate it.
"I always want to find something mentally engaging. I'll spend many months completing the special effects on Avatar, and it will not be released until the summer of 2009. It's quite a challenge - and for that reason, I embrace it."
In Avatar, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
Joder, si todo lo que se ha dicho de esta pelicula es verdad podemos encontrarnos ante una peli de ciencia ficcion de magnitudes titanicas. Quiero algo nuevo del tito Cameron ya!!!
"Los videojuegos no afectan a los niños. Si fuera así y el Comecocos nos hubiera afectado a nosotros cuando éramos niños, ahora estaríamos deambulando por lugares oscuros, comiendo píldoras mágicas y escuchando ritmos electrónicos repetitivos" Kristian Wilson, portavoz de Nintendo (1989)