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Old 03-24-2012, 04:28 AM
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THR: Generally speaking, how do you see the growth of 3D?
Landau: I think 3D is going to expand because everything is going to become 3D. If you work on a computer, right now it's a poor man's version of 3D. There is a window layered on top of another window and another window and so on. We see our lives in 3D, so it's only natural we see all our viewing experiences in 3D.

THR: What kind of new technological developments can we see for the two Avatar sequels?
Landau: We are already working on technologies with Weta Digital to enhance the performances, to enhance the look of the [alien] world. We are working with companies like Christie's projectors to release the movie at a higher frame rate, maybe 48 frames or even 60 frames per second, which will create a brighter image with no strobing. We are always looking to push the envelope.

THR: Avatar was also really more about the content than just the technology.
Landau: 3D does not make a bad movie good. So what Jim is focusing on as he is writing these scripts is to have the same type of thematic messaging, adventure and exploration in these next two stories. We are going to shoot them simultaneously and then release them a year apart. Avatar 2 will partly go underwater. I tell people going underwater will be like the floating mountains in the first movie. Some of it will be there, some won't be there. What you will also see is [Avatar principal characters] Jake and Neytiri continuing to develop their relationship and coming to terms with what has happened in the past and how to look ahead to the future. Science fiction is a metaphor or can be a metaphor for the world in which we live. Through their relationship, we will get to reflect on the world we live in.

THR: So what kind of time frame are we looking at for these sequels?
Landau: We are working on them, and when they are ready, they will come out. You will just to have wait and see.

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Old 03-24-2012, 05:13 AM
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"Landau: We are working on them, and when they are ready, they will come out. You will just to have wait and see."

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That doesn't bother me so much - I want them to be out when they're ready, when they will be good, especially if they are improved (60fps ).
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I LOVE Weta so much.
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