Cameron, Boyle Talk “Avatar,” “127 Hours”

James Cameron has recently been talking up next week’s ‘Special Edition’ release of “Avatar” in select theatres and revealed to Entertainment Weekly that his recent trip to South America changed some of the story he has planned for the sequel.

Cameron tells the mag he held a special screening of the film for the Amazonian tribal community the Achuar. After the screening, the BBC interviewed a tribal elder who said “In this movie, they solved their problems by fighting. We are not afraid to fight, but we have decided to try to solve our problems through dialogue. So this movie needs a better message.” Cameron said “I felt like I’d been punk’d. But it made me think.”

Meanwhile Danny Boyle discussed his mountain climbing drama “127 Hours” at Movie Con in the UK over the weekend and describes the film as not just a challenge to make but one he wants to be “a challenge to you [the audience] to see if you can sit and watch it” reports Empire.

As previously mentioned, the story follows adrenalin junkie and extreme climber Aron Ralston (James Franco) who gets trapped on a cliff-face with his arm wedged beneath a boulder and ultimately amputated half his forearm with a Swiss Army knife in order to free himself.

The challenge lies in what the film doesn’t provide – no real change in scenery, ancillary characters only at the start and end, and no antagonists save for an unreactive boulder.