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James Cameron worked on the script for the second part of Avatar for a year, but then sent it to the trash. The sequel was called The Way of the Water.

James Cameron spoke about the long-awaited sequel to the fantastic picture.

James Cameron spoke about the long-awaited sequel to the fantastic picture.

A photo: film frame

The Times UK published a long interview with James Cameron, the director of Titanic and Avatar, who spoke about the work on the long-awaited sequel to the fantastic picture. The sequel to the film, released in 2009, received the working title The Way of the Water. And some frames of this work even appeared on the network, according to which meticulous fans tried to recreate a new story.

“When I sat down with the writers on Avatar 2, I said that we couldn’t do the next draft until we figured out why the first one turned out so well,” Cameron said. “We need to crack the code for what the hell happened.

James Cameron

James Cameron

Despite the fact that almost three billion dollars in fees for the film, according to many, was provided by crazy computer graphics, the director insisted that it was in a special scenario.

“All films operate on different levels,” James explained. – The first is superficial, that is, the characters, the problem and the solution. The second is thematic. What is the movie trying to say? But Avatar also worked on the third level, the subconscious. I wrote a whole script for the sequel, read it and realized that it didn’t get to the third level. Boom! Start over. It took a year.

A photo: frame from the film.

It was the “third level”, according to Cameron, that dragged so many viewers to the cinema. The audience wanted to plunge into this waking dream again and again – a place that one wants to dream about and to which one wants to return.

“Was it in flight, in this feeling of freedom and inspiration, or in the forest, where you smell the earth,” the author of the picture deciphered. “But it was a sensory thing that spoke to the audience on a deep level. That was the spirituality of the first film.

A photo: frame from the film.

The producers had as many as four Avatar sequels in mind, and when Cameron sat down with the writers to come up with the development of storylines, they wanted to write new stories rather than grope for the DNA of the picture. And the director almost broke up the author’s group.

“Then I said, ‘I don’t want to hear anyone’s new ideas or anyone’s suggestions until we spend some time figuring out what worked in the first movie and why it worked,’” Camerons insisted. “And they always wanted to talk about new stories. I said, “We’re not doing that yet.” In the end, I had to threaten to fire them all because they were doing what writers do, which is trying to create new stories. I said, “We need to understand what the connection was and protect it, protect this coal and this flame!”

A photo: frame from the film.

Due to difficulties with the development of the script, the premiere date was shifted eight times. And at the moment, the release of the film is scheduled for December 14 this year.

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