Ask us to name the film we’re most excited about in 2009 and we’d have to say Avatar – despite the brilliant MASSIVE robots in the Transformers 2 trailer.
After all, it’s not every year that we get to experience a total cinematic revolution.
We weren’t around for the dawn of the talkies in 1927. We didn’t witness the first three-strip Technicolor feature in 1935, and totalfilm.com was a gleam in the internet’s eye in 1998 when The Last Broadcast ushered in digital cinema.
But we are going to be there when James Cameron finally brings his immersive 3D epic to your local Odeon, changing the way we watch films forever.
To celebrate, we’ve gathered together everything we know about Avatar – including exclusive new quotes from James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, and DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Avatar will be the most important film of the decade - possibly century. So here’s what we know about it...
1. Cameron’s been working on it for quite a while.
Cameron first wrote the treatment for his groundbreaking 3-D sci-fi actioner Avatar in 1995. He started by working with Microsoft, researching the way people see.
He teamed with WETA to develop new motion-capture techniques and photorealistic CG.
He made seven deep-ocean expeditions in five years (along with two 3-D Imax docs) to develop a new 3-D camera technology.
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