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Looks as though James Cameron has created another Titanic-sized movie: Avatar passed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend, “only the fifth movie in history to ever do so,” says FirstShowing.net. “It only needs $800 million more worldwide to pass Titanic, could it happen?” Well, “haters may take some vanishingly small measure of solace in the fact that ticket price inflation means that despite the incredible financial haul, it may have been seen by only half as many people as Titanic,” points out Boing Boing, and “Avatar is being helped by higher ticket prices for 3-D viewings of the film,”... Continue »
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If you'd like your own personal copy of AVATAR, hang on until late spring/summer 2010, when James Cameron says a 2-D version of the movie should come out, complete with deleted scenes of Na'vi tribal life. But how about a 3-D version? First there have to be enough Blu-ray DVD players in circulation, which is tricky considering that Blu-ray 3D specifications were just finalized (see here for the full story on those specs). But Avatar may actually drive the 3-D trend, so look for the first 3-D players to premiere at the January Consumer Electronics Show and a 3-D Avatar... Continue »
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Ready for an AVATAR sequel? James Cameron has no objection if AVATAR is successful, but hints about it are tough to come by. If there is a sequel, one of Cameron's first stops for ideas is the video-game wizards at Ubisoft, and Cameron says AVATAR's time-intensive motion-capture technology "makes more sense if you play it out across several films," so maybe game and camera tech will drive the next plot. Where would a sequel take place? Back in September, producer Jon Landau hinted that the surface of Pandora appears in AVATAR but that "the interior remains to be seen." On... Continue »
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This featurette is a good intro to Pandora, but where's more on this tiny moon and its parent gas giant? Astronomers say there are certainly no gas-giant worlds around Alpha Centauri A, although we could find a Pandora-like world around another star within a decade. But hey, that's why it's called science fiction, so both Wikia and Pandorapedia have extensive entries on Pandora. Check them out to learn about this moon's gravity and atmosphere, creatures and plants, and how humans attempt to stay alive in its hostile environment. Sponsored by Panasonic VIERA. Return to the world of AVATAR in stunning... Continue »