Exciting update from Kiwi!! As expected the month of release for AVATAR 2, 3 and 4 will all be December for 2016, 2017 and 2018. New Zealand is all smiles as it was also announced that the island nation will be front and center with the productions as well.
The anticipated budget for the trio of sequels is a mind boggling $412 million (US), mostly for live action and VFX. Work has ALREADY BEGUN at Peter Jackson's Weta.
Apparently the AVATAR productions will be enjoying a 25% government rebate. The agreement also states that the DVD and Blu Ray releases will showcase a featurette on New Zealand, 90% of the live action crew are to be Kiwis, New Zealand will have at minimum one official red carpet premiere and an internship program will be set up.
MarketSaw friend and mega producer Jon Landau was also on hand.
You can view the announcement below (Be sure to full screen it for a better view).
Will let you know the moment I have more!!
Source: Variety | Stuff.co.nz