James Cameron has water on the mind.
Not actually, simply his love for the ocean.
It’s evident in his forthcoming movie, “Avatar: The Way 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 totally different from the unique.
“I think it’s very emotional,” Cameron mentioned of the sequel. “I think it’s more emotional than the first film. I think it focuses more on character and relationship dynamics than the first film did, but it definitely delivers on the spectacle.”
“Avatar” is being rereleased in theaters Friday, and Cameron mentioned he was excited for it.
“There’s a whole generation that have only been able to see it on streaming, or blue ray if people even still do that, so it was exciting prospect to get people back into the theater,” Cameron mentioned. “And now its more timely then ever because theaters have taken such a beating over the last couple of years.”
He’s, in fact, referring to the way in which film theaters have struggled in the course of the pandemic.
“Avatar” is the best grossing movie of all time, having raked in additional than $2.8 billion on the field workplace. Leisure trade observers are watching intently to see if Cameron’s sequel can draw individuals again to Pandora – and into theaters – as soon as once more.
“We’ve banked a lot on this idea of a franchise or a saga that plays out over multiple films and the film itself is very expensive to make. And so while we may make a lot of money, we may not be profitable and you don’t do something that’s not profitable for very long,” Cameron mentioned.
The brand new movie is impressed by the director’s fascination with ocean life.
“I love the oceans,” he mentioned. “I’ve been passionate about the ocean before I even met an ocean. I learned to scuba dive in rural Canada.”
The actors in “Avatar: The Way of Water” needed to adapt to performing underwater and he mentioned that after coaching, stars Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver have 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 rejoice the primary movie.
“‘Avatar’ was a unique beast at its time because it set out to create a world and then you live within that world,” he mentioned. “We never backed off the throttle the whole time.”