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James Cameron Wants to Make Avatar Sequels in Glasses-Free 3D

"We'll get there."


James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi blockbuster Avatar made pioneering use of 3D, and the director wants to take the technology even further with its sequels. Cameron has revealed that he hopes to release the follow-up movies in glasses-free 3D.

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The director was recently given honorary membership of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and at the ceremony spoke about his intentions to advance the technology he uses for the Avatar sequels even further.

"I'm going to push," Cameron said, via Indiewire. "Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range and high frame rates--the things we are working toward. I'm still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen--with no glasses. We'll get there."

Cameron has promised no fewer than four more Avatar movies. The first is currently scheduled for a 2018 release, but in September the director admitted that this date could change. "We haven't moved that target yet, but we will if we need to," he told Variety.

"The important thing for me is not when the first one comes out but the cadence of the release pattern. I want them to be released as close together as possible. If it's an annual appointment to show up at Christmas, I want to make sure that we're able to fulfill on that promise."

Cameron also gave a hint as to what the sequels might be about. "The storyline in the sequels really follows Jake and Neytiri and their children,” he revealed. “It’s more of a family saga about the struggle with the humans."

The first Avatar earned $2.7 billion worldwide, making it the most successful movie ever made in terms of box office earnings.

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