All three Avatar sequels will be filmed in New Zealand

Three films could be shot over a period of nine months

The New Zealand film industry looks set for another major boost, with the announcement that all three Avatar sequels will be filmed there.

The Wrap reports that James Cameron and crew will be heading to the Southern Hemisphere to shoot, with the series to be shot in one back-to-back stint.

The report claims that the trilogy could be filmed in as little as nine months, indicating a gruelling schedule for cast and crew before the cameras stop rolling...

“The Avatar sequels will provide hundreds of jobs and thousands of hours of work directly in the screen sector as well as jobs right across the economy,” said Steven Joyce, the country's understandably chuffed Economic Development Minister.

The first sequel is set to arrive in cinemas in December 2016, with its two follow-ups pencilled in for 2017 and 2018 respectively.
 

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 16th 2013, 11:22

      THREE?! Why doesn't Cameron just do a TV series?

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 16th 2013, 11:39

      Should only be 2 but at least they are getting shot all back to back.

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    • ilikescifi

      Dec 16th 2013, 11:48

      It must be nice to work in NZ without producers and financiers from hollywood on your back

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    • ilikescifi

      Dec 16th 2013, 11:49

      I meant 'looking over your shoulder'

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 16th 2013, 12:11

      Considering Avatar grossed over 2 billion I don't think JC would have that issue shooting anywhere.

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    • jonathanwebb

      Dec 16th 2013, 14:54

      avatar sucks, the story ripped off dances with wolves, the navi look stupid, and there is far too much cgi, bring back the days of aliens and terminator they were good films.

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