Archive for November, 2009

Poll – Avatar Box Office first weenend

November 26th, 2009

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How much do you think Avatar will make the first weekend (3 days) at th US Box Office? My guess is $145 Million, what’s yours?

How much will Avatar earn at the US Box Office the first weekend?


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The current top 5 opening weekends (3 days).

1 The Dark Knight WB $158,411,483
2 Spider-Man 3 Sony $151,116,516
3 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Sum. $142,839,137
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest BV $135,634,554
5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW $127,851,614

CNN James Cameron interview

November 24th, 2009

A great James Cameron interview from CNN.

CNN’s Jason Carroll interviews director James Cameron about his new film “Avatar.”

13 minutes Avatar on CBS 60 minutes

November 23rd, 2009

CBS 60 minutes had a segment on James Cameron and Avatar yesterday. It’s almost 13 minutes long and deals mostly with Cameron’s career leading up to Avatar. It’s a must see for all Cameron fans.

Morley Safer gets the first look at how “Titanic” Director James Cameron created his $400 million 3D fantasy “Avatar.”

Have a look at the embedded video below.


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New Avatar Featurette – Human Hardware

November 20th, 2009


This is cool stuff, one of the reasons I love Cameron’s movies is the hardware they use, industrial looking hardware thats robust and believable, in Avatar we will get that in spades. I also get a feeling that it’s a lot like the hardware in Aliens, and that can’t be bad, right?

Avatar almost 3h runtime confirmed

November 18th, 2009

Avatar will have a runtime close to 3 hours according to an interview with composer James Horner.

And speaking of the film’s score, The Reelz Channel did an interview with composer James Horner (which seems to have disappeared from the website?), where Horner talks about his work on the film. During the interview Horner confirmed that the movie’s running time is very close to three hours in length.

James Cameron have always made long movies, Titanic 3h 14m, True Lies 2h 21m, Terminator 2 2h 17m, The Abyss 2h 18m, Aliens 2h 27m, Terminator 1h 48m. A long runtime hopefully means rich character development and a deep story, so this is good news for me at least.

Also, a new French poster has surfaced.

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New international Avatar featurette

November 17th, 2009

Fox have released a new international featurette that has Japanese? subtitles. It contains some new footage from the movie as well as some new quotes from the actors and James Cameron himself. It’s getting closer…

Avatar books out November 24

November 9th, 2009

In a couple of weeks (November 24) you will be able to get your hands on some Avatar related books. There’s a lot of books coming, ranging from the novel  based on the movie to a scrapbook.

The novel I’m definitely not reading before I see the movie, if ever.

Avatar: The Field Guide to Pandora on the other hand, I would like to have a look at.

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure would look nice in my bookshelf :-)

Head over to Amazon to see all the books.

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James Cameron’s Avatar: The Na’vi Quest

Avata The Field Guide to Pandora

Avatar: The Field Guide to Pandora

The Art of Avatar- James Camerons Epic Adventure

The Art of Avatar: James Cameron’s Epic Adventure

New footage in Japanese Avatar trailer

November 5th, 2009

Fox has just released a new international (Japanese) trailer for Avatar that contains some new footage. Most of the footage we’ve seen earlier, but some of it is new. I think I recognize some scenes from the footage that was shown on Avatar Day.

» Read more: New footage in Japanese Avatar trailer

Avatar the Game – Developer diaries

November 2nd, 2009

Ubisoft who has made the Avatar game have an ongoing series called “James Cameron’s Avatar the Game: Developer diary”. Here the creators talk about the vision behind the game. You get to learn some facts about Pandora and the creatures living there. Cameron himself has a lot to say as well since he’s been involved a lot in the game development. Have a look for yourself at the embedded videos below. Judging from the intro this is the fist two parts in a series of five. Stay tuned to avatarplanet.net for more episodes.