James Cameron gets lost in Pandora.

James Cameron gets lost in Pandora.

One of my colleagues here at Escape asked me recently to name the film which has had the most profound effect on me in terms of ‘visual cinematic experience’ and, without hesitation, I said; Avatar

I remember back in December 2009 heading to the cinema, barely able to contain my excitement at getting to see the film on the huge IMAX http://www.imax.com/ screen exactly as Cameron had intended it to be viewed, it was such a turning point in cinematic history and I was proud to be a part of it. 
Well, 3D and VFX have developed at lightning speed since then and although it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Cameron and his plans for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, rest assured development is bubbling away quite nicely under the radar.
In an interview with Play Goes Strong http://play.lifegoesstrong.com/ recently he revealed he is still working on ideas for scripts for both sequels and spoke about part of his creative process; “As a writer, I need isolation. I'm calling you from New Zealand right now where I'm writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world”. When asked if he was feeling the pressure, he replied; "Pressure, no. It's a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I've walked that line in the past, so I'm not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods…As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!" 
Let’s hope he doesn’t get so lost in Pandora that he decides not to come back…

I remember back in December 2009 heading to the cinema, barely able to contain my excitement at getting to see the film on the huge IMAX screen exactly as Cameron had intended it to be viewed, it was such a turning point in cinematic history and I was proud to be a part of it.

Well, 3D and VFX have developed at lightning speed since then and although it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Cameron and his plans for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, rest assured development is bubbling away quite nicely under the radar.

In an interview with Play Goes Strong recently he revealed he is still working on ideas for scripts for both sequels and spoke about part of his creative process; “As a writer, I need isolation. I'm calling you from New Zealand right now where I'm writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world”. When asked if he was feeling the pressure, he replied; "Pressure, no. It's a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I've walked that line in the past, so I'm not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods…As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!"

Let’s hope he doesn’t get so lost in Pandora that he decides not to come back…

 

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