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James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You 'Sh*t Yourself'

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November 26, 2014
Source: Empire

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With all the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens lately, plus all of the films coming from Marvel Studios and also Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment, it's easy to forget that James Cameron is working on three sequels to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Thankfully, Empire caught up with the filmmaker to find out how the back-to-back sequels are coming along. Production will begin soon with the first film scheduled to arrive late in 2016, and Cameron couldn't reveal much but did say, "I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

Yep, that's a real quote from an Oscar-winning filmmaker and not a comment from YouTube. And while he's certainly serious about hyping up the movies, he did start speaking a little more eloquently about what he has in store. For example, Cameron is no longer shooting the films at 60 frames per second. Instead, he's going back to 48 FPS since the technology has gotten a little better since Peter Jackson decided to shoot The Hobbit trilogy in the same way. Cameron says, "My thinking at the time was that 60 might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point.”

As for the story, well, they should be rather intricately intertwined because all of three of the stories were developed at the same time with writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno all meeting with Cameron to hash everything out for all the movies. The director explains, "I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together, and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie.” But that doesn't give us any indication of what to expect, so hopefully we hear more soon. Are you ready to shit yourself?

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  • Rock n Rollllll
    Guess i wont watch them then. I'm not fond of shitting myself.
  • disqusme
    Its good when I shit myself watching a movie. I am totally in for the hype. Bring it on!
  • TheOct8pus
    Great for constipation!
  • Chris Groves
    Avatar was a masterpiece of visceral, visual storytelling and wonder, and I believe Cameron will once again prove to be the master of sequels with this upcoming trilogy.
    • TheOct8pus
      True. T2 and Aliens are some of the best sequels ever made. I wonder if Titanic 2 will ever come out....
      • stavi82
        True Lies!
    • hahahahah masterpiece...oh man.
      • Bo
        Mr. Groves wrote 'a masterpiece of visceral, visual storytelling and wonder' and that is pretty hard to argue with and very well put. Like his films or not, Cameron stands alone in his visionary filmmaking and the use of cinema. I can only think of two before him...Welles and Kubrick. Cameron is way ahead of all others and there is no doubt he'll present something with these next 3 films that no one can even begin to expect in this present day. Mark my words. And Mr. Groves'.
        • Jon Odishaw
          yea he is way ahead of everyone in the technological department but miles behind everyone else when it comes to telling a story. Even though the visuals of the film were amazing they werent even well directed. The film work simply wasnt that good.
          • Bo
            Well, simply put...you are wrong! In fact, his films, all of them, are very well directed. And his storytelling is one of his strongest traits. As evidenced by how well received by huge audiences around the world were his films such as the Terminators films, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar. But hey, it's your opinion which you expressed well and have a right to. And these are just my opinions which I equally have a right to. Need I say that I much, much prefer mine to yours? Just havin' a laugh here...plus, you know what they say about opinions and what they are like and that everybody has one....right? Best for us all to remember that, eh? Peace.
          • Jon Odishaw
            I was more referring just to Avatar, I love most of his work. But just like Ridley Scott he seems to be waining.
          • Bo
            Yes, I've heard the complaints regarding Avatar's story. Perhaps it's the way he 'told' the story? Anyway, as far as if he's waining or not that remains to be seen. I wouldn't bet against him. I agree re: Ridley Scott and have no desire to see this new 'epic' of his, Exodus. Pity, as Scott made some really great movies. It's very difficult, especially in today's Hollywood, to keep making very good films. Yet, Scott keeps truckin'.
        • Rock n Rollllll
          I have no protest when it comes to James' vision or his storytelling OR his direction abilities, BUT i do however feel as though the story behind Avatar was not that grand or standalone of a story. I do understand that the story doesnt end with the first movie but the premise has been played out many times before in the world of scifi. What Avatar has going for it really is that it is in fact on a different level of visual aesthetic - just like he emphasized above in the article. But thats all.
          • Bo
            Okay Rock n Rollll. As I said to Jon Odishaw below, perhaps it's the way he 'told' the story. Whatever, it sure resonated universally with a very large number of people around the globe. I do not think that the visual aesthetic, as you state, is the only reason why. I think the story and the characters, especially the love story, gripped people from here to China and back...as simplistic as it was. Same with Titanic. Righto?
    • stavi82
      Adding space marines to Ferngully was a masterpiece?
  • bigmikeg 23
    um??? that's not sanitary at all.... O_o
  • Nielsen700
    I'm ready for diarrhea. Let's hope he delivers.
  • Neuromancer
    Well that'll be fun in theaters :O
  • Jon Odishaw
    Well the first one was so brutal it made me want to vomit, so this is an appropriate approach to the sequel.
  • ragethorn
    What an idiot. Take a fresh idea like Terminator and make 1 sequel and you're making 3 sequels based on the Smurfs. No thanks JC.
    • Jon Odishaw
      Dances with Smurfs was better than Avatar
  • NicelyBuilt
    Sure, the first one was a disgusting mess, but I'd rather spend the ticket price at Taco Bell to make his words come true. Also, his use of "bitchin'" feels like a Dad trying to sound cool in front the kids. (No Jimmy, Skrillex is NOT an X-Men villain.)
    • Trey Wilson
      Oh, shut up Hipster trash.
  • Lagoya
    Avatar was great! I can't wait for the sequels.
  • Sliquid
    i actually forgot they were planning on making a sequel much less 3 of them...
  • stavi82
    No, a True Lies sequel would make me shit myself.
  • AwesomeWave
    Meh, Avatar was a half decent tech demo and nothing more. Script was shit.
  • Payne by name
    I thought Avatar was very poor. Cliched up the arse, predictable and frankly tedious. I'm not a Cameron hater but it just wasn't very good. It's success was down to it's 'new' medium of 3D which, in my opinion, along with shakey cam, has been a tiresome money centric blight on recent cinema.
  • CptGrimsdale
    I don't want to shit myself in the cinemas but be mostly entertained, surprised and enthralled by the 3D technology. I want James Cameron to knock my socks off when I watch the next three installments of Avatar.
  • Christine Silver
    I still want my 3 hours back from sitting through the first POS
  • DAVIDPD
    I like his ambition! His commitment to shooting with new styles and technology pushes the film industry forward. Sure, 3D was not the hit Cameron thought it would be, but he still shook things up for a few years which is impressive in itself.
  • mrsmooth
    how about using real effects instead of cgi dipshit, make the actors earn their money. that will make me shit myself.

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