Friday, July 07, 2006
James Cameron, Meet George Lucas
James Cameron -- who has made some terrific movies -- has done everything he can to avoid a followup to "Titanic." Now he's finally looking at summer of 2008 for his sci-fi extravaganza "Avatar." But what should be good news is tinged by the fact that Cameron is a lot more interested in technological advances and cool new toys a la George Lucas than he is in telling a good story. "Believe it or not, the shooting is a very small part of it," Cameron says. "It's a very, very big project where the shooting is like a month and a half -- not really very much. There's just so much CG, and the visual effects are a huge component." The performances of the actors are not only a very small part of it but probably the least interesting to Cameron as well. Oh dear.