Cameron to Get "Gung Ho" on "Avatar"

by | January 10, 2007 | Comments

Harry from AICN recently had a interesting little phone call from James Cameron, and the slow-moving yet still-revolutionary filmmaker had some fairly interesting info to impart regarding his just (finally and officially) announced project "Avatar."

I’ll break some of the more interesting bits down by bullet points, but be sure to check out the whole interview right here.

–Although he’ll probably finish the "gung ho" section of production before the end of this year, Mr. Cameron will still need until 2009 to get his pet project up to speed. That’s simply how long it’ll take the Weta Workshop folks to build all the effects work.

–The non-human creatures will be almost exclusively CGI, while the humans will be brought to the screen via mostly motion capture technology.

–Cameron cast relative newcomers Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana because "Avatar" was never envisioned as a "movie star" type project. "Significant casting" is still going on.

That’s most of the juicy stuff; Cameron had to go because there was a fire raging not too far away. Yikes!

Tag Cloud

anime reboot Disney+ Disney Plus Mudbound Reality Competition indie Comic Book BBC One comiccon Showtime LGBT Reality OneApp Funimation DC Comics cancelled television GLAAD American Society of Cinematographers Holidays award winner Awards Tour Pop venice Quiz true crime MTV Horror dceu DirecTV YouTube Red GIFs Mary Tyler Moore Endgame Trophy Talk spinoff FX Warner Bros. Sony Pictures Fox News Trivia films doctor who Marathons YouTube Premium MSNBC 2015 crime thriller nbcuniversal Shudder Dark Horse Comics Watching Series nature TNT Super Bowl movies crossover comics Acorn TV BAFTA remakes Amazon dramedy SundanceTV Marvel Studios comedies 007 toy story Martial Arts CMT Countdown Spring TV versus SDCC TV historical drama screenings BET Emmy Nominations cinemax teaser Turner Classic Movies documentary VH1 OWN Best and Worst obituary Superheroes PaleyFest Paramount Network Stephen King adventure Hear Us Out Winners spider-man Podcast news TCA 2017 HBO Max Opinion Mystery Interview Vudu YouTube Emmys renewed TV shows FXX See It Skip It adaptation Syfy 71st Emmy Awards dc crime drama Fall TV animated A24 Kids & Family 20th Century Fox Apple Esquire Amazon Prime Video CNN nfl Pet Sematary ITV Polls and Games hollywood canceled TV shows History revenge period drama breaking bad documentaries Premiere Dates 4/20 space Ghostbusters children's TV 2016 Country facebook Arrowverse sag awards Animation Drama The Witch ABC Rom-Com Red Carpet golden globes Crackle Teen NYCC Britbox zombies TBS Women's History Month Extras Television Academy hist Binge Guide stop motion streaming IFC Films Pop TV Classic Film docudrama Captain marvel Summer game show mutant cops batman TCA Winter 2020 Brie Larson Cosplay National Geographic richard e. Grant critics reviews Marvel what to watch WarnerMedia spy thriller football Grammys cancelled TV shows CW Seed cars movie Starz concert Musicals Trailer spain 45 RT History Calendar RT21 Oscars sports Shondaland cancelled TV series supernatural Television Critics Association toronto strong female leads PBS free movies Ovation Sci-Fi cooking Paramount discovery HBO romance E! political drama foreign Columbia Pictures christmas movies Biopics Elton John police drama worst movies VICE classics Box Office Black History Month Winter TV psychological thriller hispanic Ellie Kemper Sundance San Diego Comic-Con Character Guide disaster DGA technology mission: impossible tv talk El Rey politics TIFF science fiction Hallmark robots Nat Geo APB video universal monsters Discovery Channel TV renewals biography MCU Song of Ice and Fire Toys all-time unscripted Comics on TV series Western zombie Masterpiece independent Action Sundance Now The CW Video Games Tubi book justice league ratings Lifetime slashers TLC television cats TCM Rocketman 21st Century Fox die hard based on movie Chernobyl 24 frames Valentine's Day asian-american child's play Hulu criterion directors Netflix Tomatazos natural history joker talk show Baby Yoda cancelled Pixar mockumentary Chilling Adventures of Sabrina casting 2018 Certified Fresh psycho Nominations Star Trek thriller Travel Channel travel Apple TV+ Tumblr best Disney scary movies satire Apple TV Plus witnail parents Fantasy Comedy Central serial killer TCA First Reviews green book TCA Awards superhero Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stand-up comedy NBC ESPN Turner Disney Plus TV Land Avengers fast and furious CBS All Access Year in Review Comedy The Purge Spectrum Originals dragons medical drama FOX ABC Family Photos Peacock Black Mirror Pirates Christmas aliens Lifetime Christmas movies blockbuster miniseries dogs USA FX on Hulu sitcom Adult Swim Crunchyroll The Arrangement south america First Look Amazon Prime emmy awards BBC America Mary poppins Lionsgate DC streaming service Sneak Peek Marvel Television Mary Poppins Returns war Infographic worst GoT Disney Channel E3 BBC VOD sequels sequel Family latino AMC name the review Superheroe canceled HBO Go Anna Paquin Schedule Thanksgiving spanish language Universal Cartoon Network game of thrones TruTV CBS jamie lee curtis Lucasfilm Film Festival cults X-Men comic Musical theme song Food Network Bravo a nightmare on elm street Freeform 72 Emmy Awards halloween Set visit The Walking Dead New York Comic Con laika USA Network dark boxoffice rotten movies we love festivals Logo Cannes SXSW composers Creative Arts Emmys video on demand chucky ghosts Sundance TV romantic comedy Disney streaming service Hallmark Christmas movies quibi Walt Disney Pictures scorecard indiana jones 2019 Awards Rock Holiday Writers Guild of America Mindy Kaling President vampires anthology social media transformers screen actors guild franchise Music BET Awards zero dark thirty Nickelodeon blaxploitation twilight harry potter Star Wars Spike crime Film Heroines binge diversity festival kids finale LGBTQ rotten IFC 2020 Tarantino singing competition Epix elevated horror PlayStation YA Amazon Studios Academy Awards WGN Pride Month cartoon Election 2017 Netflix Christmas movies stoner A&E DC Universe Rocky werewolf