Canadian film director, screenwriter, editor and deep-sea explorer, James Cameron has directed just three feature-lengths in the last 20 years:
True Lies (1994),Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).
Before that, he made The Abyss, Aliens, and the first two Terminator films.
And each one of those films was a mega box office success for its time with the last two films each crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide.
The domestic grosses (adjusted for inflation) are as follows: The point is Cameron understands how to make a film successful and is capable of pretty much getting anything he wants like developing brand new technology to make his vision happen in the case of Avatar.
Cameron then released a special “4D” version of the movie for South Korea.
Prolific documentary filmmaker, James Cameron say his planned trilogy of sequels will have a very, um, specific effect on the viewer.
Cameron told Empire, “They’re gonna be bitchin’.
You will s**t yourself with your mouth wide open.” Furthermore, Cameron said that he has decided to film the movie at 48 frames-per-second instead of 60 frames-per-second.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker also disclosed the curious process of working with four screenwriters Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno on writing Avatar 2, 3 and 4.
The first two Avatar sequels are expected to hit theaters in December 2016.
“I think we met for seven months and we white boarded out every scene in every film together,” Cameron said, “and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day.
I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie.”