James Cameron has water on the mind.
Not actually, simply his love for the ocean.
It’s evident in his forthcoming movie, “Avatar: The Means of Water,” the sequel to his Oscar-winning hit 2009 movie.
Cameron spoke to Muricas News’s Jason Carroll about how the film, which can debut in theaters in December, is completely different from the unique.
“I believe it’s very emotional,” Cameron mentioned of the sequel. “I believe it’s extra emotional than the primary movie. I believe it focuses extra on character and relationship dynamics than the primary movie did, however it positively delivers on the spectacle.”
“Avatar” is being rereleased in theaters Friday, and Cameron mentioned he was excited for it.
“There’s a complete era which have solely been capable of see it on streaming, or blue ray if individuals even nonetheless try this, so it was thrilling prospect to get individuals again into the theater,” Cameron mentioned. “And now its extra well timed then ever as a result of theaters have taken such a beating during the last couple of years.”
He’s, after all, referring to the way in which film theaters have struggled in the course of the pandemic.
“Avatar” is the very best grossing movie of all time, having raked in additional than $2.8 billion on the field workplace. Leisure business observers are watching intently to see if Cameron’s sequel can draw individuals again to Pandora – and into theaters – as soon as once more.
“We’ve banked quite a bit on this concept of a franchise or a saga that performs out over a number of movies and the movie itself may be very costly to make. And so whereas we could make some huge cash, we is probably not worthwhile and also you don’t do one thing that’s not worthwhile for very lengthy,” Cameron mentioned.
The brand new movie is impressed by the director’s fascination with ocean life.
“I really like the oceans,” he mentioned. “I’ve been passionate in regards to the ocean earlier than I even met an ocean. I realized to scuba dive in rural Canada.”
The actors in “Avatar: The Means of Water” needed to adapt to performing underwater and he mentioned that after coaching, stars Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver had been capable of maintain their breath for as much as six or seven minutes.
Revisiting the fictional Na’vi in a brand new story has been a thrill for Cameron, whilst he continues to have a good time the primary movie.
“‘Avatar’ was a singular beast at its time as a result of it got down to create a world and you then reside inside that world,” he mentioned. “We by no means backed off the throttle the entire time.”