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Jim talks Avatar again

12.21.2006

James Cameron James Cameron spoke with "The Independent" about his upcoming sci fi epic AVATAR and he had some good news and some bad news. The good news is that this film will likely blow our collective minds right out of the water: "The film requires me to create an entirely new alien culture and language, and for that I want 'photo-real' CGI characters. Sophisticated enough 'performance-capture' animation technology is only coming on stream now. I've spent the last 14 months doing performance-capture work - the actor performs the character and then we animate it. We've set up a studio, and last week Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg were here trying out the technology. I said to them, 'Take my tools and play with them for a week.' They were grinning from ear to ear. It's a really exciting time because so many new things are now possible." The bad news is that the film won't be release until 2009: "I always want to find something mentally engaging. I'll spend many months completing the special effects on Avatar, and it will not be released until the summer of 2009. It's quite a challenge - and for that reason, I embrace it." Bummer. Read the rest of what he had to say over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Cameron also recently worked on a Discovery Channel biography about the Book of Exodus in the Bible titled THE EXODUS DECODED. Read more about it HERE.
Source: The Independent

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