Celebrities : Titanic director to make sci-fi film
Posted by webmaster on 2007/1/10 5:01:17 (11248 reads)

Titanic director James Cameron is to make his big screen comeback with a state-of-the-art 3D sci-fi epic.

Titanic director James Cameron is to make his big screen comeback with a state-of-the-art 3D sci-fi epic.

Avatar will be his first feature film in 12 years.

Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, 1997's Titanic became the most successful movie ever, taking 1.8 billion dollars at the box office worldwide.

The filmmaker's new offering, a hybrid of live action and animation shot in a new digital 3D format, will follow a group of humans battling aliens through remote-controlled bodies.

A cast of unknowns will star in the 190 million dollar project, including Australian Sam Worthington in the lead role as planetary adventurer Jack Sully.

"We're going to blow you to the back wall of the theatre in a way you haven't seen for a long time," the director told the Hollywood Reporter.

"My goal is to rekindle those amazing mystical moments my generation felt when we first saw 2001: A Space Odyssey, or the next generation's Star Wars.

"It took me ten years to find something hard enough to be interesting."

He said he wanted to avoid repeating the problems with budget overruns that plagued the 200 million dollar Titanic.

"We're shooting only 31 days of live action, all on-stage." he said.

"It's controllable. No weather conditions. No water on this one."

He told Variety he had conceived the story for Avatar 11 years ago, but waited for the technology to catch up.

Filming is due to begin in April in Los Angeles and the film is set to be released in 2009.

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