Earlier in the year came word that filmmaker James Cameron was working on not two or three but FOUR full sequels to 2009’s “Avatar” with the films currently targeting a release on Christmas Day every 1-2 years between 2018 & 2023.
This weekend, while accepting his admission in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, Cameron briefly discussed the sequels (via Indiewire and revealed he hopes new tech will eventually allow for glasses-free 3D:
“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) – the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen – with no glasses. We’ll get there.”
It was previously indicated Cameron wanted to shoot the films at a high frame rate, though he was only said to be considering the option and hadn’t yet made a decision. Right now it’s also unclear if the films will hit their intended schedule.