James Cameron Shooting ‘Avatar’ Sequels 6.8 Miles Underwater

The director is also aiming to win the $10 million X-Prize at the same time.
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James Cameron Shooting ‘Avatar’ Sequels 6.8 Miles Underwater

It's http://movieweb.com/james-cameron-says-avatar-2-will-dive-into-the-oceans-of-pandora/been revealed that director James Cameron is taking the Avatar sequels to the underwater worlds of Pandora, but apparently he wants to shoot the them 6.8 miles beneath the surface of the ocean. The director is also aiming to win the $10 million X-Prize at the same time, according to Daily Mail.

Winning the http://www.xprize.org|X-Prize} will just be a bonus for James Cameron in his quest to the bottom of the sea, as his real goal is to be able to travel deep underwater to shoot the film. The X-Prize is an award given to pioneers in privately funded science and exploration. It was previously given to the first team to build a privately funded, manned spacecraft and launch it out of Earth's atmosphere. Now it's going to the first private crew to make two manned dives to Challenger Deep, the deepest surveyed point in all of Earth's oceans. Last weekend it was reported that James Cameron has commissioned a bespoke submarine, built of high-tech, man-made composite materials and powered by electric motors, which will be capable of surviving the tremendous pressures at a depth of seven miles, from which he will shoot 3D footage that may be incorporated in Avatar 3's sequel.

No one has visited Challenger Deep since explorers Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh made the journey half a century ago. The X-Prize was announced to commemorate their voyage.

James Cameron to shoot Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 7 miles underwater

Avatar 2 comes to theaters November 2017.

Avatar 3 comes to theaters November 2018.

Sources:Daily Mail

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  • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

    @Messenger lol thats hilarious! like i said though nothing to do with Cameron.

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    • messenger • 5 years ago

      @Worth5bucks

      I stand corrected, they ALREADY made it.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640571/

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      • jasonkat • 5 years ago

        Yea they are adding 3d to titanic. i wonder who will buy this, i know 4 a fact it wont b me. i already own titanic. As for Avatar ya i agree on the fact that it will b shot in blue screens. maybe even imax. but im not feeling the 6.8 mile joy ride tho. i dont think it really matters. Avatar should have had more than 1 ending.

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        • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

          @JasonKat are you kidding? no matter how much money james cameron spends he will always make more back. And he's doing it more for exploration and ideas for avatar 2, avatar 2 will still be almost completely blue screens.

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          • mattbierwagen • 5 years ago

            @Messenger They're not doing a titanic 2. At least not James Cameron. They are going to go back and add 3d to the first.

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            • messenger • 5 years ago

              @jasonkat

              They're already making Titanic 2, no lie, google it.

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              • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                even gi joe had sum good underwater shots. James just wants to drive his lil boat near the titanic and rip off rose's drawing, lolz and then a lightbulb will hit him, HEY, TITANIC 2 WOULD B GOOD, LET ME GET ME CAMERA Oh boy my fans are gonna love this idea. psh.

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                • jasonkat • 5 years ago

                  the movie..THE ABYSS was good, he didnt go that far to making it. The movie Oceans is like perfect over and under its waters ,sure it wasnt 6.8 miles or watever but its still had its clear picture of wat lies under us. Camerson, doesnt REALLY need to shoot anything that deep.now adays directors use blu screens for that, James can use them too like he did in avatar, but he just wants to i guess do sumthing nobody has ever done b4. but hes just waastin more money trying than wat he will eventually b making back.

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                  • narrator • 5 years ago

                    Lolll.

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                    • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                      lol

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                      • diaigma • 5 years ago

                        Someone has to bring corn into this place - with lots of butter. It's a movie site, after all :P

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                        • dan1 • 5 years ago

                          You're always so corny, @Diaigma. lol..

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                          • diaigma • 5 years ago

                            Sounds "deep" :P

                            It's cool to see he's effectively using profits to spearhead more technological advancements. Onwards and upwards, but in this case, downwards (you know, ocean depths, whatever)

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                            • messenger • 5 years ago

                              @Daveactor7

                              Yeah, I've gotten into my tiffs with people on here but it's really pointless. Movies are about having fun not how much you know about them or the artistic value (both are great things to have in movies and value them highly) but it's about the experience, enjoyment of escaping from reality and being somewhere else for a bit. People on here flex nuts way to much and I wish they would just sit back and chill.

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                              • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                @Messenger yeah we should stop arguing lol i see ur point. Alright everyone this argument is pointless. There are lovers and haters. Period.

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                                • messenger • 5 years ago

                                  LOL, you guys are still going at it?

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                                  • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                    Just to make my point clear- I keep posting comments like this cause you guys keep praising this movie. Its annoying as hell and im dont even start arguments most of the time when it comes to james cameron millions out there dislike him as well

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                                    • moviegeek • 5 years ago

                                      If everyone in the film industry was as ambitious as Cameron is technologically in whatever it was they want to achieve, being one of the 10 best picture nominees of the year would TRULY be an honor.

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                                      • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                        And chris nolan is way better then this guy. Seriously. And scifi? Go to spielberg

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                                        • daveactor7 • 5 years ago

                                          And people there are as much james cameron haters as those who admire him so deal with it.

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