IESB spoke to 20th Century Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman about “Avatar” the other day and he admits that a sequel looks likely if it hits.
“If it does well, yes, absolutely, in terms of an arena a whole new world” says Rothman. He won’t comment on the exact budget but says “As always with Jim [Cameron] everything is misreported, everything is exaggerated, because he is larger than life and so everything surrounding him tends to be larger than life. While it’s obviously an expensive movie, it’s not an unprecedented expensive movie and it’s not even the most expensive movie we’ve made at the company and certainly not close to the most expensive movie that’s been made in the business recently.”
Why do such a project “It isn’t even the technology, it isn’t even the look and the world all of which is the coolest shit I’ve ever seen, it isn’t even any of that, it’s that it’s a great story. It’s just a great story. You read the story and you are gripped by every page, it’s just a great, original story with tremendously, classic emotional value.”
Also he was asked about recent talk that a “Daredevil” remake is in the works? “We’ve got all the rights… if you really do it right the audience will give you a second chance. That it is possible. And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn’t that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot.”