James Cameron

From the moment Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was introduced to the eyes of the young James Cameron, the director, screenwriter and producer hasn't been able to keep his mind off of filmmaking. The Hollywood filmmaker has written, directed and produced many successful feature films, including Terminator, Titanic, and Aliens, which show what dreams are made of.

James Cameron was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada in 1954 but grew up in Chippawa, a small town just outside of Niagara Falls, Ontario, where demanding, disciplinarian parents, with whom he developed the creative energy and tireless work ethic, raised him. His father Phillip Cameron, was an electrical engineer and his mother, Shirley Cameron was an artist. She encouraged her son to paint, and even helped arrange an exhibition for him at a local gallery.

The young natural leader organized his playmates in such adventurous endeavors as building a functional catapult that pitched boulders large enough to make impact craters; on another occasion, he and his cohorts created a miniature diving vessel to send mice to the bottom of Niagara River.

In high school he wrote sci-fi stories and fantasized a lot instead of doing his homework.

An avid reader of science fiction since childhood, he was fifteen when he saw Stanley Kubrick's visionary film, 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time. He became fascinated with the whole motion picture process he subsequently watched the film ten times. "As soon as I saw that, I knew I wanted to be a filmmaker," explained Cameron, "It hit me on a lot of different levels. I just couldn't figure out how he did all that stuff, and I just had to learn." And learn he did, grabbing his father's Super-8 camera, attempting to direct his own movies.

Not only did Cameron desperately try to understand how motion pictures were made but also he wrote sci-fi stories and fantasized a lot. It was actually during a biology class in high school that Cameron wrote a short story, which would later become the movie, The Abyss.

Due to his father's job opportunities, the family moved to Orange County. The excited teen asked his father, "Los Angeles, isn't that somewhere near Hollywood?" However, the opportunities in Orange County were limited, especially since Cameron didn't have a driver's license.

"From a pragmatic standpoint, I could have been in Montana. There is no film industry in Orange County, and since I didn't have a driver's license, it made Hollywood as far away as another state."

"I couldn't see myself as a future film director... those people were somehow born into it. Little kids from a small town in Canada didn't get to direct movies."

The dream of becoming a director seemed unrealistic, as the young Cameron didn't believe it was possible. "I couldn't see myself as a future film director. In fact, there was a definite feeling on my part that those people were somehow born into it, almost like a caste system. Little kids from a small town in Canada didn't get to direct movies."

Enrolling at a nearby college California State University at Fullerton, Cameron decided to study physics, "I liked science and I thought I might want to be a marine biologist or physicist. But I also liked to write, so I was pulled in a lot of different directions. I liked the idea of an ocean, even though I'd never seen or been in one. I loved the idea of being in another world, and anything that could transport me to another world is what I was interested in."

He made the grades, yet still realized that science was not a field of interest he wanted to pursue, he switched his major to English, and began studying literature for a while. Later making the decision that either way he would not be happy, he decided to drop out. Taking up several jobs, such as working in a machine shop, being a truck driver, a school bus driver, painting pictures, he continued to write at night. The next pivotal juncture in Cameron's evolution as a filmmaker came in 1977, when he saw Star Wars for the first time. It was exactly the movie he had dreamed of making since watching 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it inspired him to finally reach out for the dream.

It occurred to him that the possibility of integrating his interests in science and art were possible, due to the book Screenplay, which encouraged himself and two friends to create a ten minute script together. They raised the money to shoot it in 35mm and rented a camera, lenses, the film stocks and a studio. To understand how to operate the camera they simply dismantled it and spent the first half-day of the shoot just trying to figure out how to get it running.

When it came to the special effects area, Cameron explains that he was "completely self taught in special effects. I'd go down to the USC library and pull any theses that graduate students had written about optical printing, or front screen projection, or dye transfers, anything that related to film technology…if they'd let me photocopy it, I would. If not, I'd make notes."

As the future filmmaker continued to educate himself in the techniques, he landed a job as a miniature model maker at the Roger Corman Studios. Making fast, low-budget productions, Cameron was able to pick up the pace efficiently and effectively, moving up his ranking within the studio, soon working as an art director in the sci-fi movie Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), and he did special effects work design and direction on John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981).

He consulted on the design of Android (1981), and he made movie history when he acted as production designer on the world renowned Galaxy of Terror (1981). At the time, Cameron knew he was involved in making the top movies but he was still thrilled to be a part of a team where he could be involved with the creation of a movie.

During this time, Cameron became so obsessed and driven by his career achievements that his personal life had to take a back seat, thus ending his first marriage.

Cameron finally got his big break in 1981 when he got his first shot at directing a film entitled Piranha II: The Spawning. Italian producer Assonitis, was determined to produce a sequel to the original Piranha film. In an effort to save money and have complete control over the film's direction, the inexperienced Cameron was chosen. However, Assonitis and Cameron just ended up butting heads by the time the movie's release came around.

The movie was to be produced on Jamaica but when Cameron arrived at the studio, he discovered that his crew was comprised primarily of Italians who spoke no English and that the project was under financed.

"I was fired after three weeks as the producer of the film really wanted to be a director - that's why it starts off with intense scenes and ends up with topless women running around on a yacht"

The movie of course was terrible. After being given the red light by Assonitis for editing the disaster flick, Cameron desiring to edit his own flawed masterpiece broke into the editing room with a plastic credit card. He taught himself to use the unfamiliar Italian editing equipment and secretly re-cut the entire movie.

Assonitis continued to pester Cameron about the lousy shooting and editing. Cameron, under duress, in a feverish comatose stage, had a nightmare about an invisible robot hit man sent from the future to kill him. So he started to work on the project and his nightmare bloomed into the script, which would catapult his filming career: The Terminator (1984).

While waiting for Terminator to be financed, Cameron accepted two writing jobs. Cameron worked on the screenplay of Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985) with Sylvester Stallone and Aliens (1986), the sequel to the 1979 science fiction classic Alien.

Cameron was positive that the dream he had earlier had potential, so he contacted action producer Gale Anne Hurd. He sold her the script for one dollar, on condition he be allowed to direct the movie and direct it his way. The result was a low-budget movie, made on a mind-bogglingly minimal budget of $6.5, which became a huge success. The Terminator received international acclaim and recognition appearing in Time magazine's Top Ten best list, grossing over $80 million worldwide. This movie did not only score a huge financial victory and firmly established Cameron's reputation as both a screenwriter and director of undeniable talent, but it launched Arnold Schwarzenegger's career as well.

After The Terminator Cameron was asked to direct the second Aliens movie of which he had already written the script in a three-month period. Cameron demanded that Gale Anne Hurd be brought on board as a producer. Before shooting Aliens James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd became involved both professionally and romantically and after a short courtship were wed.

The movie, Aliens was well received by the audience and critics alike with its riveting special effects, a well-written script, and an Oscar worthy performance from Sigourney Weaver. The movie received seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Effects. The film became the most successful R-rated film ever, grossing approximately $180 million worldwide. Rambo 2 grossed over $250 million globally, making it an international mega-hit. For 'Aliens' Cameron received NATO's award as director of the year.

A buzz began to circulate around Hollywood concerning this up and coming director. Everybody who was anybody wanted to befriend and work alongside Cameron on his next project. However, instead of settling for the all mighty dollar deals to direct other people's stories, Cameron decided to put all of his talents into his own work, The Abyss (1989) was born.

The Abyss would later set new standards for underwater shooting. The crew along with Cameron had to design and create most of the gear worn by the actors, which was no small feat. Furthermore, the entire movie was exhaustingly time-consuming and expensive and post-production ended up delayed because of some of the difficult effects shots that were to be in the movie, which were later edited out. The film took 18 months to complete.

The movie received four Academy Award nominations, winning an Oscar for the Best Visual Effects and grossing $90 million worldwide. Even though Cameron was getting the opportunity to excel even further professionally, his personal life was yet again paying the price. Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd were departing ways during the production and ended up divorcing right after the movie was finished.

Cameron went on to produce the very successful movie and now TBS "Movies for Guys who like movies" classic, Point Break (1991). Kathryn Bigelow, whom Cameron married that very same year the movie was released, directed the movie. Point Break made over $100 million worldwide and topped the video rental charts for five weeks straight. The movie is still just as popular today.

His involvement with The Abyss gave birth to the famous morphing effect Cameron would use to create the liquid metal T-1000 for his next mega project, the hugely profitable Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Cameron capitalized on the success of T-1000 by launching his own special effects company, Digital Domain, in collaboration with effects wizard Stan Winston and corporate giant IBM.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day budget spiraled out of control and became the most expensive movie of all time but it was also the most profitable movie James Cameron has worked on, grossing $500 million. During this time he divorced his wife Kathryn Bigelow and got hooked up with Linda Hamilton, the female star from the terminator-movies. He also formed his own production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, and inked an exclusive deal with Fox to finance his next three movies but he exceeded the limit of Fox's funding on each of his next two-films.

"T2" received six Academy Award nominations, bringing home four in Best Makeup, Sound, Visual Effects and Sound Effects Editing. It also received the Ray Bradbury Award for Dramatic Screenwriting, five Saturn Awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, six MTV Movie Awards, and the People's Choice Award.

As a result of their union, Linda Hamilton gave birth to a baby girl, Josephine Archer in 1984. During this time period Cameron wrote, produced and directed the action-comedy True Lies, America's version of the James Bond icon, which grossed a cool $365 million in worldwide box office. The following year, while he was in pre-production of his next movie, Titanic, Lightstorm Entertainment presented Strange Days, directed by Kathryn Bigelow from a screenplay by James Cameron and Jay Cocks. Unfortunately, it didn't become the great success it deserved.

The most recognizable and successful piece of film Cameron has ever worked on work up to that point is the retold story of Titanic. Cameron spent most of his time at the bottom of the Atlantic to see the Titanic's wreckage, visiting it a total of twelve times.

"It was sort of like going to Mecca first, and getting religion. We went there with very specific objectives, and I took two things away from the experience," explained Cameron, "Working around the wreck for so much time, you get such a strong sense of the profound sadness and injustice of it, and the message of it. You think 'There probably aren't going to be many filmmakers who go to Titanic. There may never be another one-maybe a documentarian.' So it sort of becomes a great mantle of responsibility to convey the emotional message of it-to do that part of it right, too."

Taking charge of the responsibility, Cameron cast a spectacular cast; many of their features resembled the real life crew. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were cast as the leading roles, which the story plot revolved around the love of the two.

Cameron served as director, producer, and editor on the film and due to the film's production, $200 million, tremendously exceeding its budget; Cameron forfeited his fees except the $1.5 million received for the screenplay. When production costs for Titanic blew well past expectations, Cameron gave back his director's fee, essentially working for free with the idea that he would profit only if the movie actually rang the cash registers - as, of course, it did.Titanic opened in the US on December 19, 1997 and took in approximately $25.5 million in its first weekend. The movie quickly replaced George Lucas's Star Wars as the top-grossing film of all time, grossing more than a billion dollars worldwide. Furthermore the movie later won eleven Oscars tying it with the unforgettable movie Ben Hurr. It won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director. Cameron truly became "King of the World."

When asked about becoming a film director by inspiring directors, Cameron is prepared. "I tell them that no two people will ever do it the same way, and there is nothing I can say that will help you. Whatever your talents are, whatever your strengths and weaknesses, you have to find the path that's going to work for you. The film industry is about saying 'no' to people, and inherently you cannot take 'no' for an answer."

In recognition of his contributions to underwater filming and remote vehicle technology, the University of Southampton awarded Cameron the honorary degree of Doctor of the University. Cameron received his degree in person at the graduation ceremony in July 2004.

His latest movie Avatar topped Titanic and became the highest grossing movie of all time.

Cameron doesn't create a film because he is trying to pander to the audience. He does it because he is passionate about it. He's keenly aware that his passions must convert into something commercial, but he doesn't place commerce ahead of passion.Passion is palpable. Audiences can feel it. So is pandering. And audiences can feel that, too.

Even though James Cameron has been nominated for and won countless awards he still strives to be a director truly committed to his work as only a perfectionist could. Perhaps that is the reason why he is so renowned globally for he can create new genres of films and stretch our imagination to places where we have never gone before.

James Cameron News
Avatar Sequel Scripts and Designs Still Being TweakedAvatar Sequel Scripts and Designs Still Being Tweaked
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James Cameron Announces Avatar Comic Book SeriesJames Cameron Announces Avatar Comic Book Series
Dark Horse Comics announced at New York Comic Con today that they are developing new comic books based on James Cameron's Avatar.
Terminator Genisys TV Spots Get James Cameron's EndorsementTerminator Genisys TV Spots Get James Cameron's Endorsement
Original Terminator director James Cameron has nothing but high praise for Terminator Genisys in one of two new TV spots.
James Cameron Praises Terminator Genisys in New VideoJames Cameron Praises Terminator Genisys in New Video
James Cameron calls Terminator Genisys the real Terminator 3 as he gives his reaction to the new sequel.
James Cameron Has Avatar 5 Script, But Only Wants 3 SequelsJames Cameron Has Avatar 5 Script, But Only Wants 3 Sequels
Composer James Horner reveals that James Cameron currently has scripts for four Avatar sequels, but the director is trying to condense it into three movies.
James Cameron Visits Avatar Land in Disney Parks VideoJames Cameron Visits Avatar Land in Disney Parks Video
James Cameron pays a visit to Disney's offices to check out the bioluminescent forrest in the upcoming Avatar Land theme park.
The Dive Reteams Jennifer Lawrence with Hunger Games DirectorThe Dive Reteams Jennifer Lawrence with Hunger Games Director
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Avatar 2 Delayed Until 2017 by James CameronAvatar 2 Delayed Until 2017 by James Cameron
James Cameron's plan to shoot three Avatar movies back to back has become so ambitious, he had to push Avatar 2 back by a year.
James Cameron Updates on Avatar Sequels and Shooting in 48 FPSJames Cameron Updates on Avatar Sequels and Shooting in 48 FPS
James Cameron reveals his Avatar sequels will be 'bitchin' while confirming that he is shooting at 48 frames per second.
Terminator Genisys Aging T-800 Idea Came from James CameronTerminator Genisys Aging T-800 Idea Came from James Cameron
Director of the original Terminator James Cameron reveals that it was his idea for Arnold Schwarzenegger to age in Terminator Genisys.
Terminator Screening Will Reunite Schwarzenegger and CameronTerminator Screening Will Reunite Schwarzenegger and Cameron
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Terminator with an L.A. screening.
James Cameron Will Use Avatar Sequels to Comment on World AffairsJames Cameron Will Use Avatar Sequels to Comment on World Affairs
James Cameron has spent the past few years developing the story for Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, which he believes in more and more.
James Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D TrailerJames Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D Trailer
Avatar and Titanic director James Cameron teams up with National Geographic to take fans to the lowest point of the Pacific Ocean in DeepSea Challenge 3D.
James Cameron Is Loosely Attached to the Terminator RebootJames Cameron Is Loosely Attached to the Terminator Reboot
James Cameron made sure the new Terminator stays true to the original and its sequel, with Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 at the center of this upcoming reboot.
James Cameron Explains How He Wrote the 3 Avatar Sequels SimultaneouslyJames Cameron Explains How He Wrote the 3 Avatar Sequels Simultaneously
James Cameron explains the parallel process he used with his co-writers to get all of the Avatar sequel scripts ready in time.
James Cameron and Cirque du Soleil Team Up for Live Avatar TourJames Cameron and Cirque du Soleil Team Up for Live Avatar Tour
The arena-touring Avatar show will debut in 2015, before the first of three sequels debuts in theaters December 2016.
James Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D Gets August ReleaseJames Cameron's DeepSea Challenge 3D Gets August Release
John Bruno, Andrew Wight and Ray Quint direct this documentary about the Avatar filmmaker's quest to reach the greatest depths in the ocean.
David S. Goyer to Rewrite Fantastic Voyage for Producer James CameronDavid S. Goyer to Rewrite Fantastic Voyage for Producer James Cameron
James Cameron is producing this sci-fi adventure with his Lightstorm Entertainment partners Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.
James Cameron Talks Battle Angel, True Lies 2, Terminator and Alien 5James Cameron Talks Battle Angel, True Lies 2, Terminator and Alien 5
The director calls Resident Evil his favorite guilty pleasure, and gives an update on all of his other projects.
Avatar Sequel Scripts Nearly Finished; Arnold Schwarzenegger Is OutAvatar Sequel Scripts Nearly Finished; Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Out
Director James Cameron has given a timetable for Avatar 2, 3 and 4 confirming that they are all in production simultaneously.
Avatar Sequels Are Still Being Written and DesignedAvatar Sequels Are Still Being Written and Designed
Director James Cameron talks about the lengthy production process, revealing that he is developing new software for this trio of upcoming sequels.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Could Reunite with James Cameron as the Villain in Avatar 2
The actor is reportedly playing a human general in charge of colonizing the Na'vi in this anticipated sci-fi sequel.
James Cameron Hires Steven Charles Gould to Write Novels Based on Avatar and Its Sequels
The books will expand upon the filmmaker's stories for this epic film Quadrilogy, though no book release date has been set.
Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 Will Hit Theaters Each December Starting in 2016
James Cameron has brought on writers Josh Friedman, Shane Salerno, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver for these highly-anticipated sequels, all shooting simultaneously next year.
James Cameron Hires Josh Friedman to Work on the Avatar 2 Script
The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles writer is brought on to finesse the script as Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are expected to reprise their roles in upcoming sequels.
James Cameron Will Develop Battle Angel in 2017, After Avatar 3
The director confirms that he is still committed to making this adaption of the anime, but his Avatar trilogy comes first.
James Cameron Is Nearly Done Writing Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
Actress Zoe Saldana reveals that the writer-director is trying to remove himself from distractions so he can finish the screenplay.
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Have No Release Date, James Cameron Still Writing Sequels
The director offers an update on these two impending follow-ups to the hit 2009 film, revealing that he feels no pressure.
EXCLUSIVE: Erica Linz Talks Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away on Blu-ray
Producer James Cameron brings the world of Cirque du Soleil to life like never before, available on Blu-ray March 12th.
Bryan Singer Consults with James Cameron on Time Travel and X-Men: Days of Future Past
The filmmaker confirms his sequel will bring together the casts of X-Men: First Class and X-Men: The Last Stand.
Avatar 2 Begins Shooting in Late 2013 Says James Cameron
The director wants to shoot at 48 frames per second, just like Peter Jackson did on The Hobbit movies.
Life of Pi 'James Cameron' and 'Richard Parker' Featurettes
Director Ang Lee talks about his beloved Bengal tiger in this latest look at the adaptation of Yann Martel's novel.
James Cameron to Direct The Informationist After Finishing Two Avatar Sequels
The heralded filmmaker will begin work on this adaptation of Taylor Stevens' novel directly after finishing Avatar 3.
James Cameron Planning Battle Angel After Avatar Movies
Yukito Kishiro's sci-fi Manga series centers a female cyborg from the future that has lost his memory.
Avatar Is Getting 3 Sequels All Shooting Simultaneously According to Sigourney Weaver
The actress reveals the major news that James Cameron will not be shooting two, but three sequels to his blockbuster hit.
James Cameron to Make Avatar 4 Instead of Battle Angel
The filmmaker dissolves his development arm and will no longer produce other people's films, focusing only on Panadora and documentaries.
James Cameron to Make Battle Angel After Avatar Sequels
The director believes his Pandora sequels will 'do more good' than Battle Angel for the global audience.
James Cameron Wants Terminator 5 to Focus on the T-800
The Avatar director consults with Arnold Schwarzenegger on this upcoming sequel.
James Cameron Considered Reshooting Titanic Due to Factual Errors
The filmmaker discovered several factual errors in the years after its original release, including how the ship actually went down.
DeepSea Challenge James Cameron Featurette with Mariana Trench Dive Footage
The Avatar director made history earlier this week by becoming the first person to reach the Earth's deepest point in 50 years.
James Cameron Reaches the Ocean's Deepest Point and Sets New Solo Dive Record
The Avatar director set a record today, diving 6.8 miles deep into an undersea valley outside Guam.
Titanic 3D Conversion Featurette
Director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau discuss the lengths they went to for this 3D conversion, which sets sail in theaters April 4.
James Cameron Announces 3D Documentary DeepSea Challenge
The filmmaker is teaming up with National Geographic to explore the deepest point on earth, the Mariana Trench.
Titanic 3D Italian Poster
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet return in this restored re-release of the 1997 hit film directed by James Cameron.
Arnold Schwarzenegger May Voice Animated Terminator 3000 Feature Film
A concept art title treatment for this animated feature has been revealed; the film will look like James Cameron's Avatar.
Keanu Reeves' Side by Side Trailer
The actor talks to a wide variety of filmmakers about the evolution of film to video cinematography in this new documentary from Chris Kenneally.
Avatar 2 Release Pushed to 2016 Says Jon Landau
It was previously believed the highly-anticipated sequel would hit theaters in 2014, with Avatar 3 to follow in 2015.
Titanic 3D Featurette
James Cameron takes audiences through the process of re-releasing this timeless classic, in theaters this April.
James Cameron Talks Fantastic Voyage Remake
The producer says the 20th Century Fox project is about two thirds of the way through development.
Titanic 3D Footage Q&A with James Cameron
Producer Jon Landau is also on hand to show eight 3D scenes from the 1997 blockbuster, and discuss the reasoning behind its conversion.
Avatar 2 and 3 Details Revealed in James Cameron Dateline Interview
The director is writing the second and third films together, and reveals that he is creating new planets for this franchise.
James Cameron Talks Return of Sigourney Weaver in Avatar 2
The director comments on Sigourney Weaver's continuing role as the deceased Grace Augestine in the upcoming sequel.
Avatar Becomes a Walt Disney Parks Attraction!
Construction will start in 2013 on this unique Walt Disney World exhibit, being built within its Animal Kingdom park.
James Cameron to Shoot Avatar 2 at 60 Frames Per Second!
The director says the higher frame rate will make for a better 3D image in this Pandora-set sequel.
Avatar Universe Gets Franchise Branding from Kathy Franklin
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Avatar 2 and 3 Not a Traditional Trilogy Says James Cameron
The director reveals his Free-Film sequels are more of a long character arc than a traditional trilogy, and that every character who lived through Avatar will return.
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Will Staples is in negotiations to write the sci-fi/action script, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing.
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Confirmed to Shoot at MBS Media Campus
The Manhattan Beach, California facility will lease over 115,000 square feet of stages and production office space for James Cameron's new Pandora tales.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Video with Michael Bay and James Cameron
A new video glimpse of the Paramount Pictures event includes the two blockbuster directors discussing 3D filmmaking along with glimpses of the 3D sequel.
Titanic 3D Sails Into Theaters April 6, 2012
This new 3D release of James Cameron's blockbuster will coincide with the 100th Anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon Footage Screened!
Michael Bay and James Cameron also discuss 3D filmmaking at a recent event on the Paramount Pictures lot.
Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Michael Bay and More Write Letter Opposing Premium VOD Service
23 of today's most prominent directors speak out on DirecTv's plan to bring movies into the home within 60 days of theatrical release.
Avatar 2 and 3 Will Shoot in Manhattan Beach, California
Director James Cameron will use the MBS Media Campus in Manhattan Beach for motion-capture photography on his highly-anticipated sequel.
James Cameron Forms New 3D Company with Vince Pace
The innovative 3D pioneers will branch out to create 3D content for movies, television, sports, and advertising.
Avatar 2 Cast Heads for the Amazon
Director James Cameron reveals that he wants to familiarize his cast and crew with the indigenous tribes of the region.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Starring in International TV Series
The former California governor will reveal details about his first acting job out of office at Cannes' MIPTV conference next month.
EXCLUSIVE: True Lies 2 Aiming to Be Arnold Schwarzenegger's Next Movie?
Its also possible that if Schwarzenegger returns for The Expendables 2, he will be joined by some of action's most remembered sidekicks.
Fantastic Voyage Lands Shawn Levy
James Cameron will produce this 3D remake about scientists who are shrunk and sent through a colleague's bloodstream.
At the Mountains of Madness Still Wants Tom Cruise
James Cameron says director Guillermo del Toro is working on a new draft of this H.P. Lovecraft adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Sanctum Cast and Crew Interviews!
James Cameron, Alister Grierson, Andrew Wight, Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, and Rhys Wakefield discuss the new 3D, underwater adventure.
James Cameron Improving 3D Experience for Avatar 2
The filmmaker wants to shoot the sequel at 48 or 60 frames a second which would eliminate the strobing that caused problems for some people.
Five Sanctum Clips and Two Behind-the-Scenes Videos
James Cameron executive produces this 3D underwater adventure about a cave-diving expedition gone horribly wrong.
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Coming in 2014 and 2015
Director James Cameron reveals he is currently writing both sequel scripts which will be released in December 2014 and December 2015.
James Cameron Disses Battleship
The filmmaker suggests that the film based on the boardgame is a desperate move for Hollywood.
James Cameron, Alister Grierson and Andrew Wight Talk Sanctum
The executive producer, the director and the writer of the new 3D drama discuss their upcoming film about underwater cave divers.
James Cameron Producing Cirque du Soleil 3D Movie
Andrew Adamson is directing this family adventure about a character transported into the magical world of Cirque du Soleil.
Avatar Global Media Day with James Cameron
The Oscar-winning director joins producer Jon Landau to take us behind-the-scenes, and demonstrate what it took to bring this cinematic masterpiece to the big screen.
James Cameron Is Not Directing Cleopatra
The director confirmed he has stepped away from the potential project with Angelina Jolie.
Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Next for James Cameron
The decision leaves the director tied-up until 2015, leaving Angelina Jolie's Cleopatra on indefinite hold.
James Cameron Wants Louis Leterrier for Fantastic Voyage
20th Century Fox's 3D remake could shoot in early 2011.
James Cameron Talks Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 Progress
The Oscar winning director discusses the progress of the follow-ups to Avatar, the return of Sigourney Weaver and possibly directing Cleopatra.
James Cameron Not Involved with True Lies Series
The Oscar winning director admits that other than creating the film it is based on, he is not involved with the planned ABC series.
James Cameron Talks Terminator 2 3D Conversion and Cleopatra
The director also talks about converting Titanic for 3D audiences.
James Cameron to Direct Angelina Jolie in Cleopatra?
This adaptation of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: A Life would take precedence over Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
James Cameron to Be Honored by the Producers Guild of America
The Avatar director will be presented with the 2011 Milestone Award at the January 22 awards ceremony.
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.
James Cameron Producing True Lies TV Series
Rene Echevarria will write the pilot based on Cameron's 1994 action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
James Cameron to Make 3D Film of Xikrin-Kayapo Tribe
The director gets involved with the Amazonian tribe who oppose the construction of a huge dam near tribal lands.
The SUNDAY FUNNIES: James Cameron Hates Piranha 3D and Taylor Lautner Lawsuit Updates
We also take a look at the obscure celebs who turned down Dancing With the Stars and a collection of business cards from movies and TV.
Avatar Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Brings Back Earthbound Opening
The upcoming release will also include 45 minutes of unfinished deleted scenes.
Avatar 2 and 3 Not Happening Until 2014?
James Cameron says that the back-to-back sequels are far away but that he may direct a secret project in the interim.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: James Cameron Talks Avatar Re-release, Avatar Sequels, Titanic 3D and More!
We go 1-on-1 with the Oscar winner to discuss Avatar, Titanic 3D, the Alien Prequel, an Aquaman movie, and more!
EXCLUSIVE: James Cameron Talks Avatar Sequels and Titanic 3D!
The Oscar winning director discusses his planned sequels to Avatar as well as a 3D version of Titanic.
James Cameron Talks Avatar's Theatrical Re-Release
The film will be back in theaters on August 27 with nine never-before-seen minutes of footage.
James Cameron Shooting Avatar 2 and 3 Back-to-Back
The director also talks about completing the Avatar novel and what it will mean to the future of the franchise.
Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron Are At the Mountains of Madness
Cameron will produce this 3D version of H.P. Lovecraft's tale.
Titanic 3D to Re-release April 2012
James Cameron is converting his blockbuster hit into 3D for the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.
James Cameron Directing Black Eyed Peas Concert Film
It seems the Avatar filmmaker will direct this 3D film.
James Cameron and Jon Landau Discuss Battle Angel
The Avatar director talked about his inspiration for the film project.
James Cameron Says Avatar 2 Will Dive Into the Oceans of Pandora
The director also confirms the rumors of a summertime Avatar re-release with new footage.