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James Cameron Says He Wanted To Direct 'Jurassic Park,' Would've Been Like 'Aliens'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 11:57 AM
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While we all not-so-anxiously await James Cameron to make his "Avatar" sequels that are becoming less anticipated with each passing moment, the director continues to a seemingly never ending press run. Whether it's chatting about "Titanic" or whatever latest adventure or cause he's taking on, it's never too long before another interview the king of the world director surfaces. But thankfully, his latest little soundbyte has nothing to do with Pandora, but instead about another film helmed by his pal Steven Spielberg.

James Cameron Wants to Avoid 'Matrix: Reloaded' Issues With Stories For 'Avatar' 2 & 3

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • September 11, 2012 9:40 AM
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It may be hard to recall these days the handful of movies that came out in 3-D before "Avatar." The film sent studios scrambling to post-convert as much of their slates as possible. As everyone on the planet knows, the film became the highest-grossing of all time and a worldwide phenomenon. So where are those sequels? Cameron has already decided to remain in the Na'vi business exclusively, but later announced that "Avatar 2" won't be ready until at least 2015.

Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar 4' Won't Be Part Of Back-To-Back Sequel Shoot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 3, 2012 2:42 PM
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What, exactly, is going on with James Cameron's "Avatar" sequels remains something of a mystery. Since the movie broke box office records in late 2009 (and reintroduced 3D in new and vital ways that few filmmakers have carried forward), it was largely assumed that there would be follow-up films and later it was confirmed that Fox would produce and release not one but two sequels, to be shot-back-to-back, tentatively scheduled for December 2014 and December 2015. But this summer Cameron made mention to the New York Times that "I'm making 'Avatar 2,' 'Avatar 3,' maybe 'Avatar 4.'" Well, not so fast. "Avatar" producer Jon Landau has gone on record as saying that Cameron's plan for a fourth movie might have been a little premature.

Watch: James Cameron & David Fincher In More 'Side By Side' Outtakes In Advance Of Film's iTunes Release

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 21, 2012 10:46 AM
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For cinephiles at least, one of the most anticipated releases of the summer is the Keanu Reeves-produced documentary “Side By Side,” not only for its essential film vs. digital debate, but even more for the incredible behind-the-scenes talent lined up for interviews. Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and Christopher Nolan all make appearances in the film, and now Tribeca Films have released the latest in their series of outtakes, this time featuring the inimitable director of “Avatar” and “Titanic.”

'Avatar 2' Won't Arrive Until 2015 Or Possibly Even Later, 'Avatar 4' Reports Are Premature But Not Entirely Ruled Out

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 28, 2012 4:28 PM
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The road to Pandora was never a short one. After announcing "Avatar" formally in the summer of 2005 (then known as "Project 880"), though publicly talking about its arrival as far back as the early aughts, James Cameron's ambitious 3D sci-fi fantasy picture finally landed in theaters at the end of 2009 (an 80 page treatment was written in 1994). It was the film's second "final" release date after initially being expected in May of 2009, and it was Cameron's first feature-length directorial effort in over a decade. But the prolonged gestation could not stop this juggernaut of a picture that is still the highest grossing film of all time domestically and globally ($2.78 billion and $600 million higher than the runner-up: Cameron's "Titanic").

James Cameron Teases A Possible 'Avatar 4'; Says He's No Longer Developing New Feature Film Projects

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 5, 2012 6:36 PM
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James Cameron has sailed the "Titanic," gone into outer space with "Aliens" and traveled through time with "Terminator." But it looks like the director has committed a large portion of his upcoming cinematic career to the world of "Avatar," to the point where he says he's no longer going to even be considering new feature film projects.

Jim Cameron "Shocked" That Some Audiences Didn't Know The 'Titanic' Was "Real"

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 13, 2012 6:03 PM
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Were Matthew McConaughey and Gwyneth Paltrow originally up for roles in James Cameron's "Titanic" as rumored over the years? Cameron ain't sayin'. However, what starts out as what seems like a kind of jokey answer appears to devolve into some semi-bitter memories of the era when everyone believed Cameron was creating a $100 million disaster (expensive for that day and age).

King Of The World: The Films Of James Cameron

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 4, 2012 11:35 AM
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James Cameron is, in case it has escaped your attention, the most successful filmmaker in history. The Canadian director hadn't exactly been starved for box-office smashes early in his career, but his last two films, "Titanic" and "Avatar," have taken nearly five billion dollars between them, the number one and two hits of all time. He's also the man behind the "Terminator" franchise, helmed one of the best-liked of the "Alien" series, has become a deep-sea explorer, and, uh, gave the world flying piranhas.

Producer Jon Landau Says 'Avatar 2' Is Unlikely To Make 2014 Release Target

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 4, 2012 9:55 AM
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How do you follow the biggest movie of all time? Well, you make a sequel, dummy. Unlike his previous mega-hit "Titanic," which was crippled, follow-up wise, by the boat sinking and most of the characters dying (not that it's stopped this week's 3D re-release, of course), James Cameron was only getting started with "Avatar:" most of the lead characters remain alive and well (bar Sigourney Weaver's, but it looks like she'll be back regardless), and the world of Pandora has only just had its surface scratched. And not long after the release of the first film, Cameron confirmed that his next directorial project would be to make "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" back to back, with releases tentatively planned for 2014 and 2015.

Martin Campbell Takes Over 'The Dive' From James Cameron

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 22, 2012 10:22 AM
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A while before “John Carter” set Disney’s bank accounts on fire with its financial woes, a comic book adaptation by the name of “Green Lantern” had a similar situation, failing to generate much box office heat in the overcrowded summer of 2011. Much in the way Disney has done with “John Carter,” a lot of the blame was shifted to the helmer -- in the case of “Green Lantern” it was “Casino Royale” director Martin Campbell. Though if “John Carter” helmer Andrew Stanton can follow in the footsteps of Campbell as he emerges from the wreckage of his own box office flop, perhaps he’ll be doing alright for himself. While it was practically a given Campbell wouldn’t be returning to guide Hal Jordan through a “Green Lantern 2,” he’s already lined up an impressive slate of work, taking over for Joe Carnahan on the thriller “Umbra” as well as landing a gig bringing the Lee Majors-led television series “The Fall Guy” to the big screen. We suppose that’s the sort of resilience your career has when you’ve directed two great Bond films in “Casino Royale” and “Goldeneye,” or perhaps Campbell has friends in high places, and a good bit of luck.

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