Now that he’s living in New Zealand, it comes as no big surprise to hear that James Cameron popped up on Wednesday night at the world premiere of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Wellington.
Briefly talking to the media in attendance, he confirmed that he plans to finish the scripts for both the “Avatar” sequels by February with production to then commence in New Zealand by the end of the year.
He adds: “I want to get these scripts nailed down, I don’t want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and so on and I don’t want to do that again.”
Cameron is also keenly watching the reaction to the HFR screenings of ‘Hobbit’ to see if he can move forward with plans to utilise the technology on the “Avatar” sequels.
“If there is acceptance of 48 [frames per second], then that will pave the way for Avatar (sequels) to take advantage of it. We charged out ahead on 3D with Avatar, now Peter’s doing it with the Hobbit. It takes that kind of bold move to make change” says Cameron who has previously indicated that he would like to film the movies at 60 FPS.