Avatar Still Getting a Final Touch-Up, Run Time Set
Posted 11.21.09 by reelz
With James Cameron's epic sci-fi adventure Avatar set to hit theaters in less than a month, production crews are still rushing to complete some scenes. Producer Jon Landau told the Wall Street Journal that around 30 minutes of the movie are still not done yet, with crews working around the clock on issues from sound mixing to special effects. In part, Landau says, the 11th-hour changes are being driven by Cameron's own ever-more-exacting standards.
Every shot we get back raises the standard for what follows.
Amid all these hectic, last-minute adjustments though, one key aspect of the final edit has been locked in. Despite widespread rumors that the movie would run more than three hours, the studio is now saying that, in part due to the constraints of Imax technology, the film will clock in at a more modest 150 minutes.