James Cameron - Avatar 2 Pushed Back To 201530 July 2012
'Avatar 2' has been pushed back to 2015 and is set to be filmed in Peter Jackson's production studio in New Zealand.
Avatar 2 Pushed Back To 2015
'Avatar 2' has been pushed back to 2015.
Director James Cameron looks set to release the follow up to the 2009 fantasy film one year later than Fox executives had originally planned, and the movie will follow in the footsteps of the 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy - directed by Peter Jackson - by being filmed in New Zealand.
According to a profile by The New York Times, James is said to have purchased 2,500 acres of farmland near Pounui, a 15-mintue helicopter ride from Peter's Wellington production studio, where James plans to film 'Avatar 2' and 'Avatar 3', with motion-capture effects set to be done on a stage in California.
Peter said: ''Maybe I can go wander off on a beach somewhere now.''
James is expected to live in New Zealand for 18 months while he shoots the two follow up movies and he has even discussed the prospect of emulating Peter by constructing facilities in New Zealand, with the country's biggest city, Auckland, being talked about as a possible destination.
He said: ''I want to help in any way I can. I'm not there to compete with Peter.''