Mega-director James Cameron has quite an impressive resume, with movies that range from Avatar to The Terminator. However, he is arguably best known for his work on the 1997 blockbuster hit, Titanic, staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The dedicated director, producer, film editor, and writer made more than 30 dives into the deep before creating his $2B masterpiece.
Now, almost 15 years after Titanic debuted and won the hearts of millions, Cameron is headlining a two-hour documentary to be aired on the National Geographic Channel in memory of the disaster's 100th anniversary. Michael Cascio, executive VP of programming for the network, described Cameron as a "Titanic freak" saying, “he is obsessed with trying to find out why exactly it sank. He’s actually comparing his research with his film to see what we’ve learned since then and what can advance the story.” Hmmmm, sounds like there may be another Titanic re-release after the 3-D version hits theaters on April 6, 2012. Posted 12.07.11 by reelz
In 1997, director James Cameron made a sweeping period epic knowing that there could never be a sequel, but it turns out that a 3-D re-release was quite possible.
The first poster for the April re-release of Titanic features Jack and Rose, and reminds audiences that Leonardo DiCaprio was once a teen heartthrob, and that the now sleek and sophisticated Kate Winslet was once a wide-eyed ingenue. In the poster, the two kids cling to each other, proving that even after all this time they've never let go.
We'll see in April if fans of Titanic are still as enchanted by the star-crossed, post-Edwardian-era lovers. We'll also see if the addition of 3-D effects gives any depth to Billy Zane's decidedly uni-dimensional villain, Cal Hockley.
The first trailer for the re-release is exclusively on the the movie's Facebook page and includes an introduction from Cameron, himself. While the trailer doesn't contain any surprises, it does contain a certain Celine Dion song that many, perhaps, had thought they'd already heard for the last time. But like Rose's heart, that song does go on and on. Posted 11.16.11 by Mandy
Sigourney Weaver recently revealed that her Avatar character Grace "will be back" for Avatar 2, just as she intimated last December. There could be a surprising revelation or two in this post for anyone that has yet to see Avatar, and if you are among those four or five people, we're sorry to have spoiled it for you.
As for how Weaver will return for a sequel, Vulture talked to James Cameron about how he could bring back a deceased character, to which Cameron responded with his usual sarcasm: "Have you ever heard of nonlinear storytelling?" what did cameron say? >> Posted 10.12.11 by Ryan
For those that saw Avatar, it would seem impossible for Sigourney Weaver to return for a sequel, but Weaver has been adamant that her character, Grace, wasn't quite as dead as previously believed. Last December, Weaver intimated that Grace could return, while Weaver recently confirmed to ComingSoon that she "will be back" for Avatar 2.
Weaver doesn't want to to do Ghostbusters III without Bill Murray >> Posted 09.19.11 by Ryan
Don't worry, I will be back. Jim [Cameron] says no one ever dies in science fiction. He's told me the stories for the next two movies and I have to say that they're absolutely wonderful and there's a real treat in store. Now we just have to make them.
Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space thriller Gravity hasn't had the easiest time getting in front of cameras.
The main issue for Gravity has been casting. Angelina Jolie was originally cast in early 2010 as the female lead role of an astronaut assigned to a remote space station that is destroyed by satellite debris and is desperate to get back to her daughter on Earth. Jolie dropped out just as Robert Downey Jr. was cast as the space station team leader, but was later offered the role again. Jolie, again, said "no". Just as Sandra Bullock was finally cast as Jolie's replacement, Downey left the movie, ultimately being replaced by George Clooney.
With all the casting issues finally settled, shooting began at the end of May, producer David Heyman (Harry Potter) revealed in April. Cuarón's friend and fellow writer-director Guillermo del Toro told MTV that Cuarón is doing "amazing things" with Gravity. Cuarón is doing "insane" things >> Posted 08.16.11 by Ryan
Thanks to the tremendous success of Universal's Fast Five, Taiwan-born Justin Lin has quickly become one of the hottest directors in Hollywood. Universal didn't hesitate to sign Lin up for a sixth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and he's also developing a new Terminator movie with series star Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition, he's been fielding offers from "a lot of different studios" about "some amazing franchises." His increasingly busy schedule and desire to have creative control of the projects he works on has forced him to pass on the sequel to Live Free or Die Hard and now Lin has dropped out as director of Summit Entertainment's Highlander remake, a movie he has been attached to since 2008. what did lin say about his project choices, Terminator and Fast 6? >> Posted 08.15.11 by BrentJS
Since making the highest–grossing movie of all time with 2009's Avatar, James Cameron has remained relatively quiet, executive producing the underwater adventure movie Sanctum and advising various directors on the wonders of 3-D (and, in some cases, deriding them for their use of the format).
Unsurprisingly, Cameron has also been hard at work on Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, which he told Fox News were both still in the script phase.
is cameron feeling the pressure? >> Posted 06.22.11 by Ryan
We're shooting two films back-to-back, so I'm writing two scripts, not one, which will complete a [thr]ee-film story arc — not really a trilogy, but just an overall character arc so I’m pretty excited about that.
Sure, we already know that James Cameron and Sam Worthington are planning to work together on Avatar 2. But that project is some time away. Now it looks like the pair might have other big plans as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox is in the process of getting a project called Myth off the ground. More about Myth >> Posted 06.15.11 by reelz
Paramount is definitely getting the word out about the upcoming Transformers sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. This week has seen the release of not one, but two preview clips and an assortment of new still images to coincide with a two-day early, release date rescheduling.
Attached this weekend to the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is a new, 3-D trailer, which is much like the first full trailer Paramount released last month, just with a bit more footage revealed, as well as giving audiences a taste of what the movie will be like in 3-D. Of course, we can't reveal it in 3-D, but you can watch the 2-D version. (Note that what the trailer fails to mention is release date change for Dark of the Moon, which goes from from Friday, July 1st, to Wednesday, June 29th.) watch the trailer and featurette >> Posted 05.21.11 by Ryan
The upcoming sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon is director Michael Bay's third Transformers movie in a row since kick-starting the franchise with the first Transformers in 2007. 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen fell flat with critics and audiences alike (though it still earned $402 million at the U.S. box office), and even Bay admitted that the sequel fell short of expectations and promised to do better with Dark of the Moon.
In a recent press event (via SlashFilm), Bay revealed that Dark of the Moon has "a lot of scenes you’ve never seen before."
Bay blows up chicago >> Posted 04.16.11 by Ryan
There’s a lot of action stuff that I’ve never done before that’s pretty cool. It’s like some agent said, "Bay’s a competitor." And what he meant by that is a lot of people on the third one will just check out and just get a paycheck. It’s like I’ve been working every day for two years, every single day, because I want to make up for the second one and I want to leave this franchise as best I can. I’ve had a great run, fun time doing it. So really, it was a fun shoot.
I didn’t want to say it’s bigger, because what I like about it is…And I’ve said this with [screenwriter] Ehren [Kruger]. We were talking about concept. We used the term "Black Hawk Down" in just that it’s a small group and you follow. And there’s no cavalry coming. It’s a standard thing in movies: cavalry comes. We tried to make the cavalry unable to come. And it’s more fun to watch our heroes in this epic ending just a small group, which makes the movie more intimate.