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Avatar Sequels Will Give Us Insight Into James Cameron’s World View

7 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that James Cameron needs some space to express his thoughts on human affairs to the world at large, and what better way to do that than to make three sequels to his hit film Avatar? Never mind that the films are going to cost 20th Century Fox a total of $1 billion, rounding out to more than $300 million per movie. James Cameron has a lot to say, and boy does he need to say it!

The Avatar sequels will be hitting cinemas in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and with them will arrive some much needed insight into James Cameron’s concern for the world and humanity. In a recent interview (via Collider), Cameron let it be known how he intends to approach these massively expensive sequels to a massively expensive original film:

There’s nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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James Cameron, 'Avatar' producer talk trilogy's 'long journey'

12 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) It’s been a long, often quiet road back to Pandora — but for the filmmakers involved in the "Avatar" franchise, the journey has only just begun. Variety has a lengthy profile of 20th Century Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, which includes updates on the upcoming "Avatar" sequels from both Gianopulos and director James Cameron. “We know it’s going to be a long journey,” Gianopulos says of the three-film plan for more "Avatar" movies, with rumors pegging the production budget at $1 billion. “We know it’s not going to be cheap. We know it’s not going to be without new discoveries and new challenges in the process of producing something that is so beyond the normal form of filmmaking and technology, but what could be more exciting than that.” For his part, Cameron says the "Avatar" series contains everything he’s interested in as a storyteller. “There’s nothing »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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James Cameron on ‘Avatar’ Sequels & Their Real-World Themes

21 August 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

James Cameron’s Avatar remains, after breaking the record five years ago, the highest-grossing movie of all time. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the director has three sequels in pre-production (with a rumored collective budget of $1 billion) and is preparing to shoot them all back-to-back, with leads Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington reprising their roles as lovers and freedom fighters Jake Sully and Neytiri.

Whether the thought of Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 has you jumping for joy or just feeling very tired, the next few chapters of Cameron’s epic sci-fi saga are nonetheless going to be barrelling their way into theaters starting from December 2016. The first ...

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Avatar Sequels Will Allow James Cameron to Express His Thoughts on the State of the World

21 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’re getting more Avatar in 2016, 2017 and 2018, so a few months of no Avatar talk is no big deal, but if Avatar 2 really is going into production later this year as James Cameron said about a year ago or even in early 2015 as Zoe Saldana recently suggested, news is bound to start picking up. The last update came in early June and revealed that Sigourney Weaver was set to return for all three new films and now Cameron is speaking up about the timeline of those films and about his confidence in the stories that they’ll tell.  Hit the jump for more on the Avatar sequels. In a Variety piece about the challenges Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos is facing, there’s a good deal of talk about the studio’s ambitious plans for the next three Avatar films.  Apparently, they’re going to cost a whopping $1 billion, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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James Cameron Will Use 'Avatar' Sequels to Comment on World Affairs

21 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Buried within a recent Variety profile on 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Avatar director James Cameron offered a brief update on the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.

We reported last year that Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016, with Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 following in 2017 and 2018. The filmmaker revealed that and 20th Century Fox allowed him to develop all three stories over the past few years, and that he is using these stories to comment on what is currently going on in the world and human history, which is rapidly changing day by day.

"There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of years to think through the story arc of the next three films, and every day that goes by, »

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James Cameron Will Use 'Avatar' Sequels to Comment on World Affairs

21 August 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Buried within a recent Variety profile on 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos, Avatar director James Cameron offered a brief update on the sequels Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4.

We reported last year that Avatar 2 will be released in December 2016, with Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 following in 2017 and 2018. The filmmaker revealed that and 20th Century Fox allowed him to develop all three stories over the past few years, and that he is using these stories to comment on what is currently going on in the world and human history, which is rapidly changing day by day.

"There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of years to think through the story arc of the next three films, and every day that goes by, »

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James Cameron 'Believes' in the Stories of the Avatar Sequels More Every Day

21 August 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

It was just over a year ago that Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron announced a massive expansion of the world of Avatar with not one, not two, but three sequels that would be developed and filmed simultaneously and released annually starting in 2016. Since then we've had a few updates including returning cast members and a time table for the production, and even though we're still over two years from the release of the first film, director James Cameron has come forward to hype them up a little more. »

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Sigourney Weaver Doesn’t Want To Be An ‘Expendabelle’

21 August 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Easily one, if not the most iconic action heroine to grace the silver screen (sorry, Linda), it seems that Sigourney Weaver isn’t in a hurry to return to her action roots. When the first The Expendables film was announced people weren’t overly thrilled with the idea however once they saw how much fun the film was they soon changed their minds. The success led to two sequels and whilst the most recent film struggled at the box office (probably not helped by the family friendly 12A rating) it was still lovely to see all the big action heroes share screen time.

An all-female spin-off was announced a long time ago and is slowly heading for production next year the project has lost one of its most wanted actresses. Sigourney Weaver found herself the figurehead icon for the strong action heroine after James Cameron got his hands on her »

- Kat Smith

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James Cameron's 'Avatar' Sequels To Address 'State of the World'

21 August 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox's Jim Gianopulos will have you know that sequels aren't made because of the lack of original ideas in Hollywood, but rather due to the first film's success and appeal. Sequels, like the Avatar ones that James Cameron is working on, have a new story with new characters, and their goal is to "take (a sequel) to a place that restores its freshness and originality." That said, Cameron also had a few words to say about the upcoming Avatar sequels and their subject matter.

Cameron told Variety that there's a lot more story left to tell in the Avatar franchise. He also mentioned that the films will deal with the state of the world and human affairs.

“There’s nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can’t do through the lens of the ‘Avatar’ universe,” he says. »

- Laura Frances

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Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez on Mickey Rourke, 3D, and a Third 'Sin City'

21 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Back when the first "Sin City" was released in 2005, the idea of doing a 1:1 translation of a graphic novel for the big screen was so outside the box that it bordered on lunacy. But that's just what Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker behind "Desperado" and "Spy Kids," did when adapting Frank Miller's hard-boiled graphic novel "Sin City."

Instead of appropriating the look and feel of the comic book, he just Xeroxed it. It was still black-and-white, with flashes of color, and the actors he chose (among them, Mickey Rourke as the mountainous bad-ass Marv, and Jessica Alba as damsel-in-distress Nancy) were so uncannily close to their comic book equivalents that they might as well have been inked and painted.

Rodriguez also made the generous decision to bring Miller on board as a screenwriter and co-director (something that the DGA frowned upon, leading to Rodriguez losing out on a number of high-profile studio gigs). Together, »

- Drew Taylor

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James Cameron Can Express All His Artistic Observations Through ‘Avatar’ Sequels

20 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We’re back in a familiar part of a cycle with respect to James Cameron and his films, where, in the long and seemingly fallow period between movies, people tend to question the wisdom of his next move. It happened before Titanic, and before Avatar. We know how both of those films turned out, at least from […]

The post James Cameron Can Express All His Artistic Observations Through ‘Avatar’ Sequels appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Cameron, Gianopulos On "Avatar" Sequels Risk

20 August 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

James Cameron does many things, but he doesn't do them cheap.

With production gearing up to get underway soon on a trilogy of "Avatar" sequels, a new report at Variety has heard estimates of the budget for the trio of films will come in at around $1 billion dollars. 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos however says a final production budget hasn't been set yet.

It sounds like a risk, until you remember the first "Avatar" film made $2.7 billion worldwide. What risk there is though, Gianopulos isn't afraid to take it on and tells the trade:

"We know it's going to be a long journey. We know it's not going to be cheap. We know it's not going to be without new discoveries and new challenges in the process of producing something that is so beyond the normal form of filmmaking and technology, but what could be more exciting than that. »

- Garth Franklin

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2014 Deauville Film Fest: Nathan Silver, Damien Chazelle, Mark Jackson & Ana Lily Amirpour Among In Comp Titles

20 August 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Deauville Film Festival heads have unveiled the make-up of the 40th edition of the fest, and naturally this coming September, we’ve got a Sundance-infused edition being readied for the North West coastal town. Celebrating several new American indie auteurs, noteworthy filmmakers from Park City include Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), A.J. Edwards (The Better Angels), Mark Jackson (War Story) and Damien Chazelle’s much acclaimed Whiplash. Also found in the 14 In Comp slate we find Nathan Silver’s Uncertain Terms — which our Nicholas Bell called “uneasy, uncomfortable, and certainly uncertain”. Also on tap: the French premieres of Before I Go to Sleep and director Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice. Here is the full selection and you can make a detour here to see who is being celebrated at the fest.

In Competition:

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour

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- Eric Lavallee

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'Avatar' Sequels Likely to Beat More 'State of the World' Messages Into the Ground

20 August 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

For me, if there was one major problem with James Cameron's Avatar it was how he beat us over the head with the Native American and environmental themes. Not that these things aren't important, but there came a point where I have to assume most of us just wanted to yell at the screen, "We get it!" Now, with Cameron preparing to dig into not just Avatar 2, which is expected to hit theaters in 2016, but Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, all at the same time, he seems ready to once again tackle the state of the world and human affairs... in fact, he plans on tackling those things specifically. Speaking with Variety, Cameron said, "There's nothing I need to say as an artist about the state of the world and human affairs that I can't do through the lens of the Avatar universe. We've had a couple of »

- Brad Brevet

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James Cameron says the Avatar sequels will address real world social issues

20 August 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When the first trailers hit for James Cameron's Avatar, there were countless comparisons to the animated film Ferngully. Both films deal with woodland creatures dealing with the destruction of their habitats by greedy humans and both drove home the idea of protecting the environment with a not so subtle hammer. Well, if you were expecting the three upcoming Avatar sequels to be any different, you are going to be disappointed. In a recent interview with Variety regarding 20th Century Fox »

- Alex Maidy

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Bradley Cooper and Todd Phillips Wanted for MacK Bolan

20 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Mack Bolan book series written by Don Pendleton. The stories revolve around the Bolan character, who is an anti-terrorist operative. The studio is looking to build it as a starring vehicle for Bradley Cooper, and they also want Todd Phillips to come on board to direct it — Cooper and Phillips worked together on the Hangover films. The film will be written by Shane Salerno as soon as he's finished with James Cameron's Avatar 4.

According to Deadline, Salerno said his goal is to make a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series" with the elite commando Bolan as its catalyst for a trilogy. This could be a big action franchise for Cooper, who recently played Navy Seal Chris Kyle in the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper.

Here's some additional information on the books and characters from Wiki:

Mack Bolan, »

- Joey Paur

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‘The Good Lie’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Set To Play at Deauville

20 August 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”

The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor.  Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”

BeyondWhiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”

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- Elsa Keslassy

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Fox’s Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times

19 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Twentieth Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos doesn’t have an easy job.

It’s hard enough to pick movies that connect with audiences. Today, studio chiefs like Gianopulos must navigate a rapidly shifting landscape where consumer demands, piracy and the collapse of the DVD market, as well as increasing competition from online diversions and quality cable TV shows, are wreaking havoc on the financial underpinnings of the film business. Media companies like Fox’s parent 21st Century Fox are on a quest to grow bigger in order to compete with digital superpowers like Google and pending mergers between cable and telco giants like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and At&T and DirecTV. Gianopulos’ uberboss, 21st Century Fox chief Rupert Murdoch, made a surprise $80 billion bid to buy Time Warner that was rejected and he subsequently withdrew. But consolidation, it seems, is coming.

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- Brent Lang

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Mack Bolan Acquired By Warner Bros. As Star Vehicle For Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips May Direct

19 August 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Don Pendleton’s anti-terrorist operative Mack Bolan may finally be making his way to the big screen, after decades of failed attempts, now that Warner Bros. has acquired rights to the novel series and is developing it as a star vehicle for Bradley Cooper, with that actor’s Hangover helmer Todd Phillips potentially directing.

Shane Salerno, who is co-writing Avatar 4, acquired the rights to the iconic character from Pendleton’s estate. He’s set to pen the script for a Mack Bolan film as well as produce. The project will be Salerno’s next, as soon as he finishes up the Avatar fourquel with James Cameron. Days ago, he said that his goal with Mack Bolan was to create a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series,” with that character as the star of an initial trilogy.

Pendleton wrote 38 Mack Bolan books before handing the series over »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Casting: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips To Reteam For 'Mack Bolan,' Keanu Reeves Gets Wet In 'Rain' & More

19 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper continue to bro out in a big way. The two are producing the director's next film, "Arms & The Dudes," recently picked up the rights to Evan Ratliff's The Atavist article "A Thousand Pounds Of Dynamite," and today have announced they'll  bring to life Don Pendelton's paperback action star Mack Bolan. Phillips will direct and Cooper will star. Shane Salerno ("Savages," "Avatar 4") is writing the script about the elite commando dude, but production will only start once his work on James Cameron's series is done. And oh yeah, this will be a PG-13 effort all the way. [Deadline] Keanu Reeves will star in the TV series "Rain," based on the work of writer Barry Eisler. Reeves takes the lead role of "John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American contract assassin who struggles to find an identity beyond being a killer" in addition to producing the show. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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