James Cameron on Avatar


The Hollywood Reporter has published an interview with director James Cameron talking about his highly-anticipated upcoming feature, Avatar, coming to theaters on December 18, 2009. Here’s a clip from the interview:

When completed, Cameron expects “Avatar” to be about 60% CG animation, based on characters created using a newly developed performance capture-based process, and 40% live action, with a lot of VFX in the imagery.

“It is the most challenging film I’ve ever made,” Cameron said.

Still, the innovative filmmaker and digital 3-D pioneer and champion has never shifted his emphasis from storytelling.

“You have to make a good film that would be a good film under any circumstances,” he said. “You have to put the narrative first. The reality is no matter how many (3-D) screens we get, you are still going to have a large number of people — possibly the majority of people — who see the film in a 2-D environment.”

You can read a lot about how Cameron is filming the sci-fi action-adventure here!