Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3D News Ticker: Cameron Talks AVATAR, TITANIC 3D And CLEOPATRA; PIRANHA 3DD Goes Aja-Less; And The New CARS 2 Teaser Trailer And Art!!

3D news is coming fast and furious now isn't it? Gotta love it. Let's have a look at some of the top stories of today:

- James Cameron talks to the NYTimes about the AVATAR Disc Release, TITANIC 3D and whether or not he will do Sony's CLEOPATRA (he doesn't know). Cameron says: "There’s a Cleopatra project in work, meaning that it’s been in development at Sony. And it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. So yeah, I’ve been talking to them about it but no decisions have been made. But it sounds hot, doesn’t it? I mean, Angelina Jolie and Cleopatra? To me, that’s like a slam dunk."

Personally I thi
nk the CLEOPATRA movie should be produced by Cameron as I am kinda selfishly wanting him to focus on AVATAR or BATTLE ANGEL, but I can clearly see why he wants to do it - the movie would be EPIC.


- Dimension Films has swam the extra mile in getting PIRANHA 3DD into the water for next summer. According to Deadline, they have baited John Gulager (BEAST) to direct the sequel with SAW 3D writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan attached to pen it.

Could this be the next SAW franchise? I would fall resoundingly on the "NO" side of that conversation.


- Pixar has released a teaser trailer for next summer's CARS 2! It does not reveal anything much at all, but it does tell you to start getting ready for the adventure which is finally happening. Perhaps of more interest to you is the concept art that has been released.

Storyline: Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.

John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this follow-up to his 2006 Golden Globe®-winning “Cars.” “Cars 2” is co-directed by Brad Lewis, producer of the Oscar®-winning film “Ratatouille,” and produced by visual effects industry veteran Denise Ream (associate producer, “Up”; visual effects executive producer, “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”). The film hits the track on June 24, 2011, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D in select theaters.

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Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: June 24, 2011
Voice Talent: Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy
Director: John Lasseter
Co-Director: Brad Lewis
Producer: Denise Ream
Composer: Michael Giacchino

I have to say the movie is shaping up very nicely
and I base that statement more on the concept art and story description than the teaser obviously!

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