LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - One year afterwards his 3D chance "Avatar" was campanology up cine admission sales on its way to a all-around box appointment almanac of $2.8 billion, James Cameron is aback in theaters with a fresh thriller, "Sanctum."
The movie, which was produced by Cameron and directed by Alister Grierson, tells of a diving aggregation that becomes trapped in underwater caves. The accumulation charge acquisition a way out while aggressive angry water, paranoia and agitation as its accessories and food dwindle.
Shot in 3D, "Sanctum" hits theaters on Friday. Cameron batten to Reuters about why attributes abstracts acutely in his assignment and how his "Avatar" is advancing along.
Q: This blur is based on an absolute acquaintance that "Sanctum" ambassador and co-writer Andrew Wight had in Australia. What about attributes makes it at already alarming and beautiful?
A: "When you accord with the ocean or a cave, it's activity to do what its activity to do, and it does not affliction if you're there. You can get swatted like a fly. On the added hand, attributes offers us absurd gifts, absurd adorableness and absurd insights. It's a accord and take."
Q: This blur is a bit of a abandonment for you -- it's an absolute abstruseness with no stars. It's not one of your big-budget flat films or one of your abounding documentaries.
A: "There's a account of things we accept to acquaint bodies that 'Sanctum' is not. It's not a documentary. It's not a monster cine in a cave. There's no abnormal basic to this. It's authentic adaptation drama."
Q: The ambiance itself is about like a character.
A: "It's a labyrinthian ambiance that continues to evolve, sometimes constricting bottomward to a actual claustrophobic amplitude and sometimes aperture out to stadium-sized caverns. That variety, forth with the abrupt that comes about anniversary corner, is allotment of what I anticipate propels the movie."
Q: Would it accept a altered aftereffect if it was 2D?
A: "It's a abbreviation of the abounding acoustic experience. Movies accept progressively confused against a added sensually accomplished acquaintance -- aboriginal abacus sound, again color, again activity advanced screen..."
Q: Your aftermost two films, "Titanic" and "Avatar," both dealt with the ability of nature. What do these films, including "Sanctum," say about you?
A: "I anticipate filmmakers betrayal who they are through their films and this is actually who I consistently was. As a kid, I was the arch of the science club in my aerial school. Living in rural Canada, I spent all my time hiking around. I had to explore. I was actual curious, active and fatigued by nature. To abound up in Niagara Falls, how can you not be afflicted by the ability and the alarming comedy that attributes can provide? These are the things that anatomy you."
Q: What's accident with the "Avatar" sequels?
A: "I'm autograph the scripts. We are developing thecomputer application and all the nuances to our achievement abduction arrangement to booty it to the abutting level. And we're developing some fresh technology that needs to be in abode by the end of this year."
Q: Will the news still accept an ecology slant?
A: "The ecology capacity and capacity of aboriginal rights will actually continue, but break in antithesis with a acceptable kick-ass activity adventure. We'll abide with the characters that survived the aboriginal movie. We'll accompany in fresh characters and fresh aesthetic environments."
Q: A year ago at this time, you were walking the accolade appearance red carpets for "Avatar" with continued hair. Now you're antic a abundant beneath 'do. What prompted the change?
A: "After 'Titanic,' I got accustomed by every third being walking bottomward the street. It was a awful feeling. I had this fantasy that if I let my beard abound actually long, that's the way everybody would see me at the Oscars. Again I could cut it and cipher would admit me."
Q: Do you get accustomed now?
A: (laughs) "Not as much. Luckily with directors, you accept your moment in the sun and again the anamnesis fades away. Unlike actors, you get to go aback to anonymity afterwards a assertive aeon of time."