Not actually, simply his love for the ocean.
It is evident in his forthcoming movie, “Avatar: The Approach of Water,” the sequel to his Oscar-winning hit 2009 movie.
Cameron spoke to CNN’s Jason Carroll about how the film, which is able to debut in theaters in December, is totally different from the unique.
“I believe it’s totally emotional,” Cameron stated of the sequel. “I believe it is extra emotional than the primary movie. I believe it focuses extra on character and relationship dynamics than the primary movie did, but it surely undoubtedly delivers on the spectacle.”
“Avatar” is being rereleased in theaters Friday, and Cameron stated he was excited for it.
“There’s a complete era which have solely been in a position to see it on streaming, or blue ray if folks even nonetheless do this, so it was thrilling prospect to get folks again into the theater,” Cameron stated. “And now its extra well timed then ever as a result of theaters have taken such a beating over the past couple of years.”
He’s, in fact, referring to the way in which film theaters have struggled throughout the pandemic.
“Avatar” is the best grossing movie of all time, having raked in additional than $2.8 billion on the field workplace. Leisure business observers are watching intently to see if Cameron’s sequel can draw folks again to Pandora — and into theaters — as soon as once more.
“We have banked quite a bit on this concept of a franchise or a saga that performs out over a number of movies and the movie itself may be very costly to make. And so whereas we might make some huge cash, we is probably not worthwhile and you do not do one thing that is not worthwhile for very lengthy,” Cameron stated.
The brand new movie is impressed by the director’s fascination with ocean life.
“I really like the oceans,” he stated. “I have been passionate in regards to the ocean earlier than I even met an ocean. I discovered to scuba dive in rural Canada.”
The actors in “Avatar: The Approach of Water” needed to adapt to performing underwater and he stated that after coaching, stars Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver had been in a position to maintain their breath for as much as six or seven minutes.
Revisiting the fictional Na’vi in a brand new story has been a thrill for Cameron, whilst he continues to have a good time the primary movie.
“‘Avatar’ was a singular beast at its time as a result of it got down to create a world and you then stay inside that world,” he stated. “We by no means backed off the throttle the entire time.”