“Avatar” released in 2009 is still today in the first place of the greatest cinematographic successes in history. However, before its release, a producer tried to convince James Cameron to shorten the feature film. A moment that pushed the director to get really upset.
Avatar 2 finally hits theaters
It’s been thirteen years that spectators have been waiting to discover the sequel to the blockbuster Avatar by James Cameron. Indeed, the feature film, first announced in 2016, has been postponed for six years. The reason ? The director first wanted to write all suites (4 in all) before starting filming. A step that was very long, and to which we had to add brand new technology setting up for the second film.
Thereby The Way of the Water will contain performance footage captured underwater, a first in cinematic history. The actors of the film therefore had to immerse themselves long minutes underwater to shoot the scenes (Kate Winslet even broke an apnea record) for a result that promises to be majestic.
As for the plot, we will find Jake and Neytiri ten years after the events of the first film. While they had previously led an idyllic existence in the middle of nature with their children, a threat leads them to have to leave their home to find refuge. on the reefs of Pandora. There, they will discover new marvels but also a new people, the Metkayina, with customs different from theirs.
When James Cameron defended the first film
James Cameron has a reputation for knowing what he wants, and not to compromise on their decisions. Thus, during an interview given to QG on the occasion of the imminent release ofAvatar 2the director confided that he had pushed a violent rant against one of the producers of Fox after the latter implored him to shorten the first Avatar a few months before the release:
I said something I’ve never said to anyone in the business before: “I think this movie is gonna make all this fucking money. And when it does, it’ll be too late. for you so that you love it. It’s today that you have to love it (…) you won’t be able to come back and compliment me and say “look what we did together”. there he got mad at me and I told him to get the hell out of my office.
A decision that turned out paying since the film is still in first place today greatest movie hits of all time at the global box office. A record thatAvatar 2 will have to approach if he wants to make his budget profitable.
See you on December 14 to find out!