James Cameron Making Four ‘Avatar’ Sequels

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James Cameron will make four “Avatar” sequels, promising that the films will start hitting theaters in 2018.

The creator of the original “Avatar,” the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion, said that his vision for a followup has expanded over time.

He first envisioned two sequels. But after meeting with a team of four screenwriters and a group of “some of the top artists and designers in the world,” he realized that he had way too much material for just two films. He initially decided on three sequels, then jumped to four.

“So far, what I am seeing in pure imagination is far beyond the first film,” Cameron said. He said that very few people have seen the initial concepts, but a select few have been left “speechless” by what they saw.

“We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic project, making four epic films, each of which stands alone but together forms a complete saga,” Cameron said. His announcement came immediately after the director told theater owners he opposes the proposal by Sean Parker’s upstart Screening Room, to bring movies into customers’ homes at the same time they debut in theaters.

In further support of the first-run theatrical experience, Cameron added of the “Avatar” sequels: “Trust me, these are films that were designed to be seen in theaters and on the big screen first.”

The other three films will be released at Christmas-time in 2020, 2022 and 2023. “That is our game plan,” Cameron said.

“The next time I see you will be on Pandora,” Cameron told the theater owners, referring to the mythical land he created with “Avatar.”

James Cameron Making Four ‘Avatar’ Sequels

LearnNavi.org has a New Dedicated Webex Server

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Webex is a state-of-the-art web-based meeting, collaboration and information sharing application used by major corporations and universities. Our new server allows up to 50 participants to share video, audio and desktop display information online, in real time. Plans for this service include scheduled online Na’vi training in a virtual classroom, as well as ad hoc seminars or one-on-one tutoring by advanced Na’vi speakers and instructors.

More information is in the News section of the LearnNavi Forums

Toruk – The First Flight … Cirque du Soleil Invites LearnNavi.org for a Preview

20151028_144709  LearnNavi.org was treated to a sneak preview of the show that Cirque du Soleil has created in partnership with LightStorm Entertainment, Toruk – The First Flight. A snippet of the show was performed for a press event in Bossier City, LA on October 28th.  In true Cirque fashion, the imagery, light, color and skill of the live performers combine to create a truly immersive experience. A new concept of audience participation is also being tested for this show: By downloading a companion application to their smart phones, the audience becomes a dynamic part of creating the world of Pandora in the show.

  A lot of work has gone into this performance which, we are told, was conceived even before Avatar was first released back in 2009. Flowing from the creative minds of Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon (among many others), Cirque has managed to recreate a part of Pandora with puppets, kites, acrobats, dancers and storytelling. More information and photos can be found on the LearnNavi.org forum

Cirque du Soleil Shares Another TORUK – The First Flight Video!

The folks at Cirque du Soleil have released another video for the upcoming TORUK- The First Flight show.  LearnNavi.org is among the first to be able to share this fascinating look into the backstage preparation and work going into this production!

 

“While rehearsals of Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK – The First Flight, a live experience inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, are in full swing, artist Cumie Dunio explores the intricacies of her character, the Shaman of the Omatikaya clan. She plays a singer and a medicine woman. Watch as Cumie expresses her character’s quirky individuality through movement and song. She even tries a few words in Na’vi with composers and musical directors Bob & Bill.