Wednesday, December 09, 2009

James Cameron On AVATAR's Naysayers (Hint: No Worries) And His Next SciFi... DOOMSDAY PROTOCOL??

Jim here. Gotta love Cameron interviews! He does not hold back when he is passionate about something and that is just about everything to do with his movie AVATAR.

SciFiWire spoke with Cameron about his thoughts regarding the "naysayers" of AVATAR:

"I know there's been a lot of talk and speculation about it, but it's kind of like the generic Oscar buzz out there—it's pretty ridiculous when people haven't even see the movie. All anyone has seen is the 25 minutes of various scenes we showed at Comic-Con—and that's not the movie! How can fans judge it by that?"

Cameron insists that the mix of sky-high expectations and negative fan buzz isn't freaking him out. "No, it's good, as we had to sell a movie that wasn't a sequel or remake or part of a franchise or based on a best-seller. It had no brand awareness, and I was more worried about people not even knowing about the film than them kind of arguing about it or having high expectations or having those dashed."

"(once) even hard-core sci-fi fans see the whole movie, they'll get it, because the film will speak for itself. If I can just get 'em in the damn theater, the film will act on them in the way it's supposed to, in terms of taking them on an amazing journey and giving them this rich emotional experience. And it's not really like any other film, and I think that's its greatest asset—and its greatest deficit. You can't compare it to something else."


An interesting potential project!!
(via Production Weekly's tweet today) "James Cameron is developing a Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an "event" film set in the future."

Word is that this project is actually DOOMSDAY PROTOCOL which THR reported as being:
... an epic science fiction adventure in the vein of "The Seven Samurai" involving a group of aliens and humans with various abilities who are brought together to save Earth.

Now I would venture a guess and say Cameron will be producing this project as his directing plate is pretty full already with AVATAR 2 & 3, BATTLE ANGEL and THE DIVE. Still his touch is gold. It may not be DOOMSDAY PROTOCOL, but I am just glad he is active again. Be sure to click through to read the whole story and thanks to
@PROJECTCOULD for the heads up!

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