Director James Cameron thinks that the visuals that are being created on the set of Avatar 2 are awesome, but he isn’t patting himself on the back.
Director James Cameron thinks the visuals that are being created on the set of Avatar 2 are fantastic, but he isn’t patting himself on the back. The long-delayed sequel, which was initially slated to be released in 2014, is currently shooting in New Zealand, concurrently with three further Avatar sequels in one of the most ambitious undertakings in movie history. Cameron isn’t a stranger to ambitious shoots, as his monster hit film Titanic, was considered an enormous risk at the time of its release in 1997 due to its enormous budget and heavy use of CGI.
However, Cameron’s gamble paid back big time as Titanic became the highest-grossing movie of all time until the first Avatar movie unseated it, also considered a significant risk, in 2009. Since then, Cameron has had to delay the release of his four sequels time and again as he waited for technology to catch up with his vision. Avatar 2 will reportedly use the latest tech to show off the underwater worlds of Pandora, and Cameron has been hard at work in New Zealand shooting these sequences now that production has restarted.