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Weird Science – Killa Cam to Direct Avatar Sequels!!

First off fans of James Cameron’s Avatar will have reason to cream their jeans… not only is the release of Avatar in 3D on Blu-ray on it’s way (just in time for the holidays) but 20th Century Fox announced over the weekend that Cameron has signed on to direct Avatar 2 and 3, expected to be released in 2014 and 2015 respectively…

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Now supposedly Cameron will begin writing the films early next year supposedly, and will begin filming Avatar 2 at the end of the year.  Actors, plots and other sort of details haven’t been confirmed yet –  I doubt Cameron himself even knows, but Cameron says that he’s plans to experiment with new technologies…

Now fans of the world’s second greatest breakthrough in cinema within the past 10 years will have reasons to rejoice… that’s because the Lord of the Rings Prequel, the Hobbit, is officially on it’s way. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, where the first 3 films were filmed, pretty much guaranteed it… granting some $15 million in tax breaks to keep the franchise with the Kiwis.

Those of you out there holding your breath waiting for the white iPhone 4 may need to take a breath, that’s because rumor has it that the phone will either be delayed until next Spring or killed all together. Insiders say that the device may be pushed back to March but everyone knows that Apple releases a new version of their devices
every June like clockwork, so by then the white iPhone 4 will be old news…

Might as well call this what it is, yet another big set back for America’s favorite tech compnay…

Over the weekend Scores of British iPhone 4 users said they were late for work on Monday after a software bug meant the alarm on the Apple device failed to adjust when the country’s version of daylight savings time. There was no immediate response from Apple.

Despite more the 3 million phones being launched within the first 3 weeks. The iPhone 4 launch has been without a doubt, the most turbulent launch of an Apple device in quite some time… bad news for Apple because everyone appears to be coming after their neck….

Photos hit the web last week of a Sony Ericsson handset combined with a PlayStation Portable games console. Speculation has been rife for some time that Sony would license its PlayStation brand to the Sony Ericsson mobile arm of its business.

Dozens of major games studios, including Capcom and Electronic Arts, are developing games for Apple’s touch-screen devices, so Sony is in turn is getting into the phone market.  One thing’s for sure though, the PSP phone won’t have something that comes out exclusively for the iPhone. .. it’s the best way to spend your hard earned $1.99 Phone app, the Antoine Dodson Sex Offender iPhone App

Charge it to the game!

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  2. Below is from filmstage.com amd no where does it say killa cam is directing the film.

    James Cameron slated to directed 2 & 3.

    I would like to know the source of where you got this info from as one in film I havent heard a word of this in variety, hollywood reporter or deadlinehollywood.com

    No offense but its airhead reporting like this is why a web page or blog doesnt make one a journalist.

    LOS ANGELES (October 27, 2010) Moving forward with the most anticipated films of the next decade, Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman announced today that Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron has agreed to make AVATAR 2 and 3 as his next films.

    Cameron, who had always viewed AVATAR as the creation of a new world and mythology, will begin work on the scripts early next year with an eye towards commencing production later in 2011. Cameron will decide if he will shoot the films back-to-back after he completes the scripts, but the release of the first, as yet untitled sequel, is targeted for December 2014, with the third film contemplated for a December 2015 release.

    AVATAR 2 & 3 will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau for Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

    “AVATAR is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet,” said Rothman and Gianopulos. “We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of AVATAR. This is a great day in the history of our company, and we thank Jim, Jon Landau, Rae Sanchini and all of their team and all of our Fox colleagues throughout the world, who have made this possible.”

    Commented Cameron: “It is a rare and remarkable opportunity when a filmmaker gets to build a fantasy world, and watch it grow, with the resources and partnership of a global media company. AVATAR was conceived as an epic work of fantasy – a world that audiences could visit, across all media platforms, and this moment marks the launch of the next phase of that world. With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox. Our goal is to meet and exceed the global audience’s expectations for the richness of AVATAR’s visual world and the power of the storytelling. In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of AVATAR’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world. I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”

    “It is very exciting to be teaming again with our partners at Fox to give audiences the opportunity to return to Pandora,” said producer Jon Landau. “With the first movie, Jim only scratched the surface of the stories he wants to tell and the creatures and world he wants to create. Now we will continue his vision.”

    AVATAR is the highest grossing film of all time, taking in nearly $2.8 billion in worldwide box office. It is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. AVATAR won Golden Globe® awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director; and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won Oscars for art direction, visual effects and cinematography.

    AVATAR was written by Cameron from an idea he nurtured for over a decade, while working on the technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Working with Joe Letteri and his team at Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital, Cameron created a fully immersive 3D cinematic experience of a new kind, where revolutionary technology that was invented to make the film disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.

    AVATAR 2 & 3 will mark Cameron’s latest collaborations with Twentieth Century Fox, a relationship that spans 25 years and marks one of the most successful filmmaker-studio alliances in motion picture history. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for Aliens, which became a sci-fi classic. Next came The Abyss, which revolutionized visual effects technology; and True Lies, a blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron’s Titanic, which became the most successful film in history, and won a record-breaking eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

    Lightstorm partner Rae Sanchini negotiated the deal on Lightstorm’s behalf.

    And I hope yall aint getting the names James “Cameron” confuse with Kill Cam” who never released anything under killa “Camron” – maybe that debut Confession but thats all I can think about.

    Posted by james | November 2, 2010, 8:20 am

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