Those of you who are fans of Mr. James Cameron (you may have heard of him...) will probably be interested in a recent interview he did with the guys over at MTV.
Cameron talked about all manner of things, from the planned Avatar 2, to what he thinks of other studios making so many of their movies in 3D and what he hopes for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. We have the interview below for your enjoyment.
MTV has kindly broken the interview with Cameron up into short, easily digestible videos, meaning you can just skip to the talking points you're most interested in. First, let's take a look at the segment where he discusses Avatar 2. I'll let Cameron do the talking, but let's just say he's feeling motivated to make another:
So Cameron has a lot of options (including making more ocean-orientated documentaries, a genre he spent a lot of time exploring in between Titanic and Avatar), but I'm glad to hear Avatar 2 is definitely something he's interested in and "highly motivated" to do.
Moving on from Avatar 2, this next segment of the interview is interesting as Cameron talks about how other studios are jumping on the bandwagon (those are my words, not his) and making every movie they can in 3D. However, he's not automatically praising that trend, as you might expect:
Although Cameron's trademark...(let's say confidence) shines through as always, I have to agree with him about the studios and their current obsession with 3D technology. I have always said 3D works best if the film is shot for that purpose instead of being converted after it's shot (as is being done with movies like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland).
The last video segment of the interview we've decided to highlight is Cameron talking about his hopes and expectations for the Spider-Man reboot (remember Cameron was once going to make a Spidey movie). If you've been keeping up with news on that reboot, you'll known that Cameron recently talked to the director, Marc Webb, about how to effectively employ the Avatar 3D technology. As far as what Cameron hopes for the reboot, let's just say an apt name would be "Spider-Man Begins":
Oh, take THAT, Tim Burton! :-P ...
I don't know if I would want Spider-Man to go the dark route like the Batman franchise did with Batman Begins (they made that mistake with Spider-Man 3!), but if they could reinvent Spidey all over again less than 10 years after the first film, then I think we could all breathe a little easier.
Thoughts on what Cameron has said? Are you glad he's motivated to do another Avatar? Do you agree it's better for a movie to be shot in 3D as opposed to being converted later? And do you share his hopes that the Spider-Man reboot pulls what the Batman franchise did a few years back?