Avatar could have three sequels, subsequent film is due in December 2016
When Avatar hit theaters in 2009 it was notable not just for its unimaginable pc rendered particular results and document breaking field workplace returns, but in addition as a touchstone for a resurgence of 3D films. Now twentieth Century Fox and director James Cameron have introduced plans to construct out a quadrilogy of Avatar films. Screenwriters Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Shane Salerno and Josh Friedman are all on board to collaborate on the screenplays for films 2, three and four, which can be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau’s Lightstorm Leisure. Avatar 2 is scheduled to hit theaters in December 2016, with the opposite films following in 2017 and 2018. WETA stays available to supply the particular results, we’ll see what developments in know-how (Jim’s in love with excessive framerates however The Hobbit did not garner a universally constructive response) permit them to create this time round and if audiences come out in comparable numbers — hopefully the 3D Blu-ray (or no matter format is round) does not take so lengthy to reach at retail this time.
AVATAR UNIVERSE EXPANDS TO THREE SEQUELS James Cameron Hires Writers to Collaborate with Him on the Movies
LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2013) __ Marking a big enlargement of his already formidable plans for the a lot-anticipated AVATAR sequels, Academy Award®-profitable filmmaker James Cameron introduced in the present day that the movies have grown in quantity from two to 3.
Moreover, to assist deliver his rising AVATAR universe to life and to expedite the method, Cameron has employed screenwriters Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes) and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) and Josh Friedman (Warfare of the Worlds) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three movies.
The three footage might be filmed concurrently with manufacturing starting subsequent yr. The discharge of the primary sequel might be in December 2016, with the second to comply with in December 2017, and the third a yr later. AVATAR 2, three, and four might be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau by means of their Lightstorm Leisure banner. Like the unique movie, Lightstorm will work with Joe Letteri and his group at WETA Digital to comprehend the worlds of the sequels.
Commented Cameron: “Constructing upon the world we created with AVATAR has been a uncommon and extremely rewarding expertise. In writing the brand new movies, I’ve come to understand that AVATAR’s world, story and characters have develop into even richer than I anticipated, and it turned obvious that two movies wouldn’t be sufficient to seize the whole lot I needed to placed on display. And to assist me proceed to broaden this universe, I am happy to convey aboard Amanda, Rick, Shane and Josh — all writers I’ve lengthy admired - to hitch me in finishing the movies screenplays.”
Commented twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos: “We on the studio haven’t any greater precedence, and may really feel no higher pleasure, than enabling Jim to proceed and increase his imaginative and prescient of the world of AVATAR. The rising breadth and scale of Jim Cameron’s plans for his magnificent fantasy worlds proceed to amaze us all.”
AVATAR is the very best grossing movie of all time, and can also be the highest-promoting Blu-ray disc of all time. The movie gained Golden Globe® awards for Greatest Movement Image and Greatest Director; and was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, together with Greatest Image and Greatest Director, and gained Oscars for artwork course, visible results and cinematography.
AVATAR was written by Cameron from an concept he nurtured for over a decade, whereas engaged on the know-how mandatory to understand its wholly imagined world. Working with WETA Digital, Cameron created a totally immersive 3D cinematic expertise of a brand new variety, the place revolutionary know-how that was invented to make the movie disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.
The three AVATAR sequels will mark Cameron’s newest collaborations with twentieth Century Fox, a relationship that spans almost 30 years and marks probably the most profitable filmmaker-studio alliances in movement image historical past. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for Aliens, which turned a sci-fi basic. Subsequent got here The Abyss, which revolutionized visible results know-how; then got here the blockbuster, True Lies. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron’s Titanic, which turned probably the most profitable movie in historical past, and gained a report-breaking eleven Academy Awards, together with Greatest Image.
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