James Cameron has water on the mind.
Not actually, simply his love for the ocean.
It is evident in his forthcoming movie, “Avatar: The Approach of Water,” the sequel to his Oscar-winning hit 2009 movie.
Cameron spoke to CNN’s Jason Carroll about how the film, which can debut in theaters in December, is completely different from the unique.
“I feel it is very emotional,” Cameron mentioned of the sequel. “I feel it is extra emotional than the primary movie. I feel it focuses extra on character and relationship dynamics than the primary movie did, but it surely undoubtedly delivers on the spectacle.”
“Avatar” is being rereleased in theaters Friday, and Cameron mentioned he was excited for it.
“There’s an entire era which have solely been capable of see it on streaming, or blue ray if folks even nonetheless do this, so it was thrilling prospect to get folks again into the theater,” Cameron mentioned. “And now its extra well timed then ever as a result of theaters have taken such a beating during the last couple of years.”
He’s, after all, referring to the way in which film theaters have struggled through the pandemic.
“Avatar” is the very best grossing movie of all time, having raked in additional than $2.8 billion on the field workplace. Leisure trade observers are watching carefully to see if Cameron’s sequel can draw folks again to Pandora — and into theaters — as soon as once more.
“We have banked quite a bit on this concept of a franchise or a saga that performs out over a number of movies and the movie itself may be very costly to make. And so whereas we might make some huge cash, we might not be worthwhile and you do not do one thing that is not worthwhile for very lengthy,” Cameron mentioned.
The brand new movie is impressed by the director’s fascination with ocean life.
“I like the oceans,” he mentioned. “I have been passionate concerning the ocean earlier than I even met an ocean. I realized to scuba dive in rural Canada.”
The actors in “Avatar: The Approach of Water” needed to adapt to appearing underwater and he mentioned that after coaching, stars Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver had been capable of maintain their breath for as much as six or seven minutes.
Revisiting the fictional Na’vi in a brand new story has been a thrill for Cameron, at the same time as he continues to have fun the primary movie.
“‘Avatar’ was a singular beast at its time as a result of it got down to create a world and then you definately reside inside that world,” he mentioned. “We by no means backed off the throttle the entire time.”