James Cameron has revealed that a full screenplay for avatar 2 was thrown out because he wasn’t happy with it, although it took a year to write it.
avatar: The way of the water comes 13 years after the record-breaking original grossed almost $2.85bn (£2.5bn) and is due to be released in December.
“When I sat down with my writers to get started avatar 2I said we can’t do the next one until we understand why the first one was so good,” Cameron said The times in a new interview. “We need to crack the code of what the hell happened.”
What were the conclusions of his team’s research? “Well, all films work on different levels. The first is the surface, which is character, problem, and solution. The second is thematic. What is the film trying to say? but avatar also works on a third level, the subconscious,” explains the director.
“I wrote an entire script for the sequel, read it and realized it didn’t get to level three. Boom. Start all over. That took a year.”
When asked if years of writing scripts was the reason audiences had to wait 13 years for a sequel, Cameron replied, “Well, I’ve been exploring the deep sea for a while too.”
avatar 2 was quickly branded as “the most insanely complicated movie ever made” after footage of the film was released in August.
Liam O’Donnell, a screenwriter and director, tweeted, “Just the amount of data they’ve captured…15 camera underwater power capture. 2 cameras on each actor’s face. Underwater homing for fully CG creatures. Oh yes, and infrared depth sensing to blend CG characters into the live-action footage.”
Kate Winslet, who stars in the sequel alongside Sigourney Weaver and Sam Worthington, previously announced that she broke Tom Cruise’s underwater record by holding her breath for seven minutes and 14 seconds.
Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16th.
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