The next two installments of the film Avatar would be filmed in the picturesque locations of New Zealand confirmed James Cameron, the director of the film.
James Cameron says his vision is to create a family epic in the mould of The Godfather that will introduce viewers to new cultures and go underwater on his fictional moon Pandora and that’s the reason for two more installments.
James Cameron said that he plans to release the first sequel in 2016, seven years after the release of Avatar that created Box Office history.
He said a core team has been developing new software for the sequels even while he’s been gone on other projects, including eighteen months planning a seven mile descent to the deepest part of the ocean, which he successfully completed last year.
Cameron said the films would explore different Na’vi cultures as well as the cultures of other Pandora creatures. The sequel has a fair bit of underwater stuff and there are underwater scenes and surface-water scenes having to do with indigenous ocean cultures. Now water is enormously difficult to recreate on a computer, something he’s been talking about with Joe Letteri, the visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital and that’s why the delay in starting the filming for his film.
Avatar was Jake Sully centric, but the sequels would be spread around his family with a lot of new imagery and a lot of new environments and creatures across Pandora.
Cameron said the theme of sustainability that runs through the Avatar series also extends to his personal life. He and his fifth wife Suzy Amis bought a farm about ninety minutes drive from Wellington where they spend some of the year with their three children.
He said he plans to bring his own helicopter from California to help make the commute from the farm to Wellington when he’s working on the movies.
Here’s wishing the entire team of Avatar all the best and we do hope that the sequel would also create the same magic at the Box Office that the first one did.