Last week we posted a design of an alien creature that found it’s way onto the internet, you can remind yourself of it here. Well, Harry Knowles over at AICN received an email from James Cameron himself regarding the image. Here’s what he had to say:
You recently posted some artwork of a supposed Na’vi character. Don’t know where you got it but it’s spurious. I’ve never seen that piece of art. We had a lot of free-ranging conceptual stuff in the early days of design two and a half years ago, and it might be something that was done then but not shown to me, but it is definitely not remotely our actual character design. Aside from two legs, two arms and a tail, it doesn’t have any features in common with our final designs. If I had to guess I’d say it’s a piece of fan art based on the description of the Na’vi from the old treatment which was leaked twelve years ago. That description is obsolete relative to the shooting script, since things have changed a lot over the years.
Harry continues to explain that there was more to the email, which made him rather excited. Cameron told him a few details about what is going on with Avatar in New Zealand and will hopefully be able to post it soon as he doesn’t know if Cameron would be happy with it. I mean if I got random emails from James Cameron I wouldn’t want to ruin that by posting everything he said on the site. Its just rude.
Update – AICN have posted the full email, which you can see here!