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#1 BethmooraRaven

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

According to Sigourney Weaver, who spoke to Showbiz411.com recently, James Cameron may be planning to shoot three Avatar sequels back-to-back.

Weaver said she didn’t know how long it will take, or how it would work. “I just show up,” she said.

She also said that filming is due to commence in the autumn.

Will update you as we hear more…

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:53 PM

Seems like a monumental undertaking, but I'm sure it makes sense on a lot of levels as well. ;)

LOL I couldn't help but notice, too, that when it comes to James Cameron, everyone, no matter how "big" they are tends to say "I just show up." I've heard a flippant second hand "you can be replaced" in an interview or two as well. This is what I mean when I say you can get a good sense of who someone is even if you don't know them just by being observant. Mr. Cameron is one no nonsense guy and I imagine it's his way or the highway when it comes to certain things..creative input aside, of course..:BigGrin:


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:43 AM

Another bit on the same subject.
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Avatar 2, 3, and 4 Will Film At Same Time, says Sigourney Weaver

By David Bentley on June 27, 2012 1:52 PM


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WHEN James Cameron recently said 'I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it', he certainly meant it.

He appears to be moving to Pandora permanently. Bad news for those who are still harping on about Avatar's narrative simplicities and/or deficiences, good news for those (like me) who believe its 3D psychedelia has not since been equaled.

A report now says Sigourney Weaver has confirmed that three more Avatar films will be made at the same time.

Although not quoting Weaver directly on those details, Showbiz 411 caught up with the actress and reports: "She films Avatar 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That's right: they're making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom[enon] all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it's going to work."

Weaver's only direct quote in the piece is "I just show up," offering us zero information on the content of the films themselves, although we already know Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are also returning and that the stories will explore Pandora's oceans as well as other planets.

Despite Weaver's botanist character dying in the first film and her consciousness then living on in a mystical tree, she will obviously continue to be part of the story - whether still in the tree or somehow given corporeal form again as one of the Neytiri.

This latest update on the Avatar franchise tallies with what James Cameron himself had said in May.

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At the Beijing Film Festival, he spoke to the New York Times and here's the full quote explaining his ambitions and intentions: "Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company's development arm. So I'm not interested in developing anything.

"I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it. I'm making Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them. I'm not interested in taking scripts.
"And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can't say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I'm continuing."

Of course, it makes sense to film the Avatar sequels together so that those involved in all the special effects can work continuously rather than in a stop-start fashion that is ultimately less efficient and more expensive.
The first of the Avatar follow-ups had been due out in December 2014. But producer Jon Landau said they would be unlikely to meet that date and in April this year Cameron indicated that the first two sequels would occupy his time for the next five years.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:42 AM

Really looking forward to this. Gonna be awesome. :D Lets hope James Cameron does loads of tweeting throughout, would be nice to be able to keep up with all the behind the scenes stuff too.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

Yeah, good point! Do you follow Zoe Saldana too? ;)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

ooh no, not yet. ta for that hun. :D
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:52 PM

:cheeky: She's definitely worth following if the movies are close to begin filming!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

I have had a girl crush on Sigourney since Alien.

Glad she is coming back!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:58 AM

I have had a girl crush on Sigourney since Alien.

Glad she is coming back!


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I'm glad she's coming back, too. I've always liked her..

You do realize this was over thirty years ago?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o OMG! I..I..I'm feeling a little faint.. :Thud:

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:56 AM

I'm always happy to watch any movie with Sigourney Weaver in it. She's excellent!!!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

Dear Sam

Sigourney still looks good. Pick her up and head on over!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

Lolol!!! :cheeky:

That's it. Cate's weekend is SORTED!!! :TeeHee:




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