James Cameron's currently in a New Zealand bunker, beavering away on what is to become the next three (count 'em, three) movies in the Avatar franchise. Though his production team is still in the scripting stage, he's sounding pretty bullish about them. Scatalogicially so...
Speaking to Empire, Cameron enthused “I can tell you one thing about them, they’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open."
Nice. Having braved the toilets at my local multiplex, I can't say this is the sort of comment that will have me rushing to buy a ticket.
Considering he's used up the whole "Pocahontas in Space" storyline, perhaps we'll get something half decent this time? One thing's for certain -- the tech-curious director, known for experimenting with cutting edge gadgetry and filming techniques certainly won't be making a version for Oculus Rift. He's previously stated he's unimpressed by the current advances in virtual reality headsets, dismissing it by stating "if you want to move through a virtual reality it’s called a video game, it’s been around forever."
The Avatar sequels will however make use of a 48 frames per second filming technique however, responsible for the same super-smooth look that scared off some viewers of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. [Empire]