'Avatar 2' News & Update: Director James Cameron Has Finally Given Production Update: 'It's A Lot Of Performance Capture Work'

By Catherine Brown, Parent Herald April 07, 09:01 pm

For "Avatar" fans who have been yearning to hear news about its sequel, good news! Director James Cameron has finally spoken up. Here's the latest scoop we have about "Avatar 2."

Ecumenical News reported that after keeping mum for a while, director James Cameron has finally given updates about the anticipated film, "Avatar 2." Earlier this year, the director announced that the film is pushed back and since then, it has no official release date. However, "Avatar" fans should not doubt about the film because it is confirmed and it's a work in progress.

"Well, we do performance capture work. It's a long - it's -- you have to think of it more like an animated film, so it's not really shooting per se," James Cameron told the Associated Press about the complexity of shooting a motion picture. "It's a lot of performance capture work, so yeah, we're getting into that."

However, when pressed on if he can share something more about "Avatar 2," James Cameron declined to comment saying, "Absolutely nothing ... it's top secret." He even compared it to the "Manhattan Project", "It's like, remember 'The Manhattan Project?' Did they talk about that?"

Per Ecumenical News, it's not surprising for James Cameron to compare "Avatar 2" to "The Manhattan Project." The latter is a research and development project in the 1940s, which lead to the creation of the first atomic bomb and other nuclear weapons.

Per the report, "Avatar" has also undergone an extensive research. In fact, the production has to be delayed due to the unavailability of the technology that the film needed. "Avatar 2" makes use of the motion capture filming technique.

Motion capture uses sensors attached to the body or other objects to record movement, which is then translated into another animation process to produce real-like characters. The team has already used this successfully in the first "Avatar" film.

"Avatar 2" is slated for release in December 2017. Are you excited to watch "Avatar 2?" What do you want to see in the film? Share your thoughts below.

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