It’s been ten years since award-winning director James Cameron began his journey into the world of Pandora for the production of his 2009 milestone success story, Avatar. With time on his side and the technological advancements in film pending, it was only a matter of time the filmmaker would soon reap the benefits of such filmmaking and entertainment innovations, from motion capture and 3D technology, to the implementation of 4D entertainment in select theaters worldwide.
Evidently, the film was a record-breaking box-office victory for Cameron and the distributors at 20th Century Fox, earning well-over $2.7 billion dollars between 2009, and its re-release in 2010, and ultimately becoming the highest grossing film to date. Moreover, on top of its Academy Award, Golden Globe, Saturn Awards and BAFTA accolades, the film drew mostly positive reviews for its environmentally-centric and anti-war message on top of its emotionally-charged delivery, packed with explosive visual spectacle and epic storytelling.
Avatar 2 will follow the immediate events of the first film with actor Sam Worthington reprising his role as paraplegic soldier and former-human-turned Na’vi, Jake Sully, whose conscience was transferred to his new body to begins his new life on the mystical and rich alien planet, Pandora, among the Na’vi with warrioress and love interest, Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana. Also slated to return are actress Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Grace Augustine and actor Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch, both who are said to have more integral roles following the events of the first film. Cameron is also producing the film with Jon Landau & Ray Santini with a scripts for all three upcoming sequels by the director, along with Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno.
The remaining three films of the Avatar saga are slated for releases on each December between 2016 and 2018. Stay tuned for more info!
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