James Cameron talked today at Microsoft Advance ’08 about Avatar, and Search Engine Watch have a rundown of what he had to say:
“‘Avatar’ will make people truly experience something,” said Cameron. “One more layer of the suspension of disbelief will be removed. All the syn-thespians are photo-realistic. Now that we’ve achieved it, we discovered CG characters in 3D look more real than in 2D. Your brain is cued it’s a real thing not a picture and discounting part of [the] image that makes it look fake.”
“‘Avatar’ is the single most complex piece of filmmaking ever made,” said Cameron. “We have 1,600 shots for a 2.5 hour movie. It’s not with a single CGI character, like King Kong or Gollum. We have hundreds of photo-realistic CG characters. We were Microsoft’s sandbox for filmmaking beyond the cutting edge.”
I am pleased he is making Avatar seem like it is going to be the best movie ever made, because I want it to be. The problem is we have a year and a half to wait until we see it for ourselves, so until then we’re just gonna have to go with what he says. Hopefully we will get a trailer or first image sometime soon. If Star Trek can get a teaser trailer a year before it is released then so can Avatar!