A few months ago Sigourney Weaver revealed that the cast of Avatar rehearsed in some Hawaiian rainforests in order to get a better grasp at what it would be like to live on a far away planet. While at the Tokyo International Film Festival last week Sam Worthington told Japan Today about an incident that took place in the rainforest while they were rehearsing. It involved James Cameron, a small camera, and a truck driver.
To get his cast in the mood for Pandora’s jungle, Cameron had them spend some time in the lush rain forests of Hawaii. Worthington recalls one day when he was wearing his avatar costume of ears and a tail and little else. “A truck driver stopped and asked me what I was doing. I said I was making a movie. I pointed to Jim, who was holding a small camera, and told the driver, ‘That’s James Cameron. He made ‘Titanic.’ The driver looked at me and said, ‘Boy, he’s sure gone downhill since then,’ and drove off.”
I can understand what the guy was thinking seeing Worthington wandering around a rainforest in a makeshift alien costume. I wonder if he still thinks Cameron has gone downhill after he sees the finished film in December? That’s assuming he will see the film.
With only 2 months left to go it’s expected 20th Century Fox will release a new trailer in the near future. When Fox revealed the teaser trailer they renamed August 21st to ‘Avatar Day’, so they will probably let us know in advance when the next trailer will hit.