Producer Jon Landau Talks 'Avatar' Sequels; Reveals Things We Already Knew and Some We Don't
Producer Jon Landau was in India to promote the 3D re-release of Titanic in theaters and the Hollywood Reporter was able to get a few questions in about the the Avatar sequels that James Cameron is making. To read the full interview, head over there now.
In regards to the Avatar sequels, Landau revealed things we've heard about before and some new tidbits (new to me, at least).
He confirmed that they are working with projector companies like Christie to display the movie at 48 fps or maybe even 60 fps, and that they are working with Weta Digital on technologies "to enhance the performances, to enhance the look of the [alien] world."
Landau also confirmed that the two Avatar sequels will be shot at the same time and released a year apart.
Avatar 2 was scheduled for a December 2014 release, but Bleedingcool.com quoted Landau saying back in January that Avatar 2 won't be ready until 2016. Inferring from his answers, it appears James Cameron is still working on the scripts for the sequels so that may have contributed to the delays.
As for what we'll see in Avatar 2, here's what Landau said:
"Avatar 2 will partly go underwater. I tell people going underwater will be like the floating mountains in the first movie. Some of it will be there, some won't be there. What you will also see is [Avatar principal characters] Jake and Neytiri continuing to develop their relationship and coming to terms with what has happened in the past and how to look ahead to the future."