March 29, 2011

Avatar 2 cast to meet Indians

James Cameron to Bring 'Avatar 2' Cast to Meet Brazilian Tribes

By Mike BrackenLast week, sources were saying James Cameron's plans to take a submersible to the deepest part of the Marianas Trench to capture underwater 3D footage for 'Avatar 2' were in jeopardy thanks to the recent earthquake in Japan. The director seems undaunted by that news and has other tricks up his sleeve to bring a sense of realism to the sequel to the highest-grossing film of all time. For example, he plans to take his cast to the rain forests of the Amazon and let them spend time with the indigenous tribes who live there.

The filmmaker, who is currently in Manaus for the second International Forum on Sustainability, feels that the experience will allow his actors to appreciate the setting and people that inspired 'Avatar,' and make the film even better.

"'Avatar' is a film about the rain forest and its indigenous people," Cameron said. "Before I start to shoot the two films, I want to bring my actors here, so I can better tell this story. Actors could learn about the natives and what real life in the jungle is like." Hopefully, this will make it easier for some poor thespian to stand in front of a giant green screen and pretend he's in a lush alien forest.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Cameron Committed to Indigenous Causes and Brainstorming Avatar 2 with Indians.

1 comment:

dmarks said...

""'Avatar' is a film about the rain forest and its indigenous people."

Yeah, Mr. Cameron. Just like your "Ferngully" source material.