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Avatar to get at least three more movies

Discussion in 'TV/Movies & Celebrity Gossip' started by Oreo, Aug 2, 2013.

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    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23546537

    Fox Studios have announced there will be three sequels to Avatar, after director James Cameron found two films "would not be enough".


    The three sequels will be filmed simultaneously beginning in 2014, and will be released respectively in December 2016, 2017 and 2018.


    The 2009 3D film is the highest grossing movie of all time.


    It told the story of a paraplegic soldier sent to the alien planet of Pandora.


    "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that Avatar's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated," Cameron said in a statement.


    "It became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen," he continued.


    While Cameron wrote the original film, four screenwriters have been signed up to work with him on the sequels.


    They are Josh Friedman, who wrote War of the Worlds; Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who wrote Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Shane Salerno who scripted Armageddon.


    Jim Gianopulos, head of Fox Films, said that everyone at the studio had "no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of Avatar".


    In 2010, Cameron said that there would be two sequels that would feature "self-contained stories that also fulfil a greater story arc".


    "We will not back off the throttle of Avatar's visual and emotional horse-power," he said.


    Last year, Sigourney Weaver said she will appear in the sequel, despite her character dying in the first instalment.


    not sure how I feel about this to be honest :(
     
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    Coincidence or what that this announcement comes now with the D23 Expo in a few days and Disney saying that the Festival of the Lion King is moving. It looks like there will be an Avatarland after all :shrug:
     
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    Am I the only one who was just kind of :shrug1: about this film? I mean it was ok, and it was pretty, but it really didn't wow me. I guess I just don't get it :unsure:
     
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    Nope I'm with you. The best word to describe the whole avatar stuff for me is 'meh'. :yes:
     
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    totally agree. I'm a massive, insanely enthusiastic, sci-fi fan but it didn't wow me either (And I definitely DID get it but still wasn't impressed :lol: )
     
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    Well good! I'm glad I'm not alone. We are very much sci-fi fans, but I really didn't get the hype of this movie. I felt left out :lol:
     
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    Haven't even seen it.


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    I think you should watch it. It isn't terrible or anything like that. I really like to hear what people think of it :yes:
     
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    Yawn... :couchsleep:

    Saw it. Pretty pictures. Good special effects.

    Story line? Who cares? :shrug:

    Tom :)macwave:... maybe next time...)
     
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    With you all too, it was ok but I have to admit I did have a tactical nap in the middle of it. We are also big sci-fi fans but it's one of those that I'm not particular bothered if I see it again or not.

    My in laws saw it and just at the bit where there was all the fire my father in law saw real smoke. He was so impressed thinking it was part of the special effects until the fire alarm went off and they had to evacuate. :lol:
     

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