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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 7 Oct 2013 - 06:41
Horror. Fantasy. Animated Comedy. Here's a list of films we'd love to see rescued from the jaws of development hell...
Development hell. The place where all kinds of movies and games languish while assorted filmmakers, designers and producers fight over the minutiae of scripts, ideas and finances.
It's a topic so fascinating, entire books have been written on the subject - for a really great, geek-friendly one, check out David Hughes' fantastic The Greatest Sci-fi Movies Never Made. And while there are some movies that we're quietly glad are stuck in limbo (sorry, Akira), there are others we're desperately keen to see.
For this article, we've stuck to relatively recent film projects, and ones that aren't, to the best of our knowledge, utterly beyond the bounds of possibility. The Tourist, for example - an exotic sci-fi script written by Clair Noto »
Avatar director James Cameron has hit out at Hollywood's dependence on 3D and suggested that two of the year's highest-grossing films so far, Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, did not need to use the format.
Cameron, whose 2009 box-office hit Avatar opened the floodgates for movies using the effect, told a forum in Mexico City that Hollywood was "not using 3D properly".
"[It's] one thing [to shoot] in 3D and another to convert to 3D," he said at the Tag Df art, design and technology conference. "Studios were simply trying "to make money," he added, by "pushing 3D to directors who are not comfortable or do not like 3D".
- Ben Child
James Cameron‘s Battle Angel to Follow Avatar 3. Fans of James Cameron and Yukito Kishiro‘s manga Battle Angel Alita will have to wait until 2017 for the director to bring the live action version to the big screen. The director will film Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 before bringing Battle Angel [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
While it might seem like its taking 100 years for James Cameron to finish his high anticipated sequel to Avatar, you will be happy to know that as soon as he finishes, he plans to go onto his next project…but according to Cameron, it might take just as long to come to light like the Avatar sequel.
There had been some rumours about what was in the pipe line next for the director, but it looks pretty much confirmed that the next project that he is planning will be Battle Angel. The film will be an adaptation of the popular manga series Battle Angel Alita, created by Yukito Kishiro. He pointed out while talking about making the two Avatar sequels that he had some interest in making the movie, but the sad news is that it would not be made till At Least 2017 (boo!) when Avatar 3 is in post production. »
- Lucy Cave
Filmmaker James Cameron is currently prepping his Pandora-set sequels Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which do not officially have release dates set at this time. Once that trilogy is complete, the writer-director confirmed he is moving on to develop Battle Angel in the year 2017. The filmmaker revealed the news at the Tag Df technology forum in Mexico City. Take a look at a segment of James Cameron's conversation with Alfonso Cuarón , where he discusses the 3D in current blockbusters such as Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel, then read on for more information.
This news falls in line with comments James Cameron made in September, where he said he wants to focus on »
James Cameron pretty much has an opinion on everything. It doesn’t really matter if anyone asks him for it or not – he’ll still give you a piece of his mind. After sinking a massive boat that singlehandedly reinvented the blockbuster genre, and then preaching the artistry of 3D, Cameron might perhaps have reason to be a wee bit cocky. You have to admit, the guy does some pretty amazing things with available technology.
First up: the post-Avatar project.
We all know that James Cameron plans on making the initially one-off 3D extravaganza Avatar into a trilogy, cleverly titled Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. This entails a return to that shiny planet of Pandora, populated by big blue cat thingies. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
6 items from 2013