James Cameron‘s first of four planned Avatar sequels is still two years away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit the film’s alien moon of Pandora much sooner.Avatar: Discover Pandora opens its doors in Taipei this Wednesday. The inaugural stop of 20th Century Fox and Cameron’s sprawling, high-tech exhibition will spend three months at the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater before embarking on a world tour. (Future dates will be unveiled at avatardiscoverpandora.com.)Yahoo Movies has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the 12,000-square-foot immersive, interactive exhibition, loaded with exotic flora and fauna of Cameron’s imagined 22nd century world.Welcome to Pandora. Click through and enjoy the views.(All photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Lightstorm Entertainment/GES)
The brain trust behind Avatar is about to launch an immersive, interactive experience that aims to take fans inside James Cameron’s extraterrestrial world. Titled Avatar: Discover Pandora (and not to be confused with Walt Disney World’s planned Pandora-themed land or Cirque du Soleil’s Avatar-based traveling show Toruk), the 12,000-square-foot exhibition comes stocked with life-sized creatures (including the soaring Banshees and vicious Viperwolf) and is set to open Dec. 7 in Taipei before embarking on a world tour.
James Cameron, who is currently deep into his ‘Avatar’ sequels, took some time out to give his two cents on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. - Why is Keanu Reeves at Parliament? In an interview that has surfaced on YouTube, he first couches his comments by explaining that 'Star Wars’ originator George Lucas is 'a friend of mine’, before revealing his ambivalence towards the new movie.
There had been plenty of speculation in 2015 whether ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ would become the biggest film of all time.
With J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ smashing records left, right and centre, it’s now surpassed the global success of the final ‘Harry Potter’ film. The latest ‘Star Wars’ movie is now sitting in seventh position in the biggest-grossing movies of all time list, having taken (as of Friday, 1 January) an incredible $1.39 billion in just 16 days. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2′ grossed $1.34 billion back in 2011, but it seems ‘The Force Awakens’ is determined to continue to make its way up the list and eventually challenge James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ for the biggest grosser of all time.
James Cameron’s sequel to ‘Avatar’ is now aiming for a Christmas release in 2017, the director has now confirmed. “Christmas of ’17 is the target…At least, that’s what we’ve announced,” Cameron told the Montreal Gazette, after being nabbed at the premiere of the 'Avatar’-inspired Cirque Du Soliel show 'Toruk: The First Flight’.
Great news, dinosaur fans: Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’ has now take an incredible $1 billion (and counting) at the international box office. The fourth ‘Jurassic’ movie is only the fourth movie in history to break this record, joining James Cameron’s double of 1997′s ‘Titanic’ and 2009′s ‘Avatar’, along with this year’s ‘Fast & Furious 7′. In total, ‘Jurassic World’ has almost amassed $1.65 billion, with $648 million from US cinemas, meaning it’s tipped the billion dollar mark with its global success.
It’s more or less assured that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will become the biggest movie of all time at the worldwide box office. The predictions coincide with another bold move by Disney, who bought Lucasfilm for what now seems like a bargain price of $4 billion in 2012. It’s safe to say that with its pedigree and past performances at the box office on six previous occasions, coupled with recent patterns of spending by moviegoers that surpassing this already staggering achievement is more than likely. The likely performance of the movie, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, alongside original stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, will raise the bar for James Cameron’s long-in-gestation 'Avatar’ sequels.
While previewing its upcoming live-action film slate at the D23 fan expo, Disney dropped the blockbuster news that the company’s vaunted Imagineers were plotting an immersive Star Wars Land to cover 14 acres at both the Orlando and Anaheim outpost. Later on, however, during a separate panel focusing solely on the theme parks, we learned the studio-resort synergy will encompass far more than a cantina and Millennium Falcon simulator. In fact, it stretches beyond Star Wars to the company’s other acquired brands, Marvel and Pixar.