When I started at Corona’s Coming Attractions, around 1997 or so, there were a number of pages that predated me getting there. One was Cameron‘s Avatar. And before the site went away, that page was one of the most convoluted that we had: it was project-lives, project-is-dead over and over and over again. From 1996 to 2000. One of the most amusing things for me is that the bit about this being Cameron’s follow-up to Titanic turned out to be accurate. Of course he’s been busy filming at the bottom of the ocean and playing amateur archaeology sponsor for fake relics, but hey, the man can have his hobbies.
Now I know I try to break down a lot of news for you, but this Hollywood Reporter article you really just need to go read for yourself. This movie sounds like it might be the cure for the Robert Zemeckis CG Zombie Blues. Check out this taste:
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Sounds like the damn thing might have been worth the wait if he can use all of those tools to make a killer sci-fi pic. And then if the technology is that good, maybe we can fix Phantom Menace.