ARTICLES RELATING TO AVATAR

Sigourney Weaver signs up for Avatar sequels

2014-06-10 23:00

Sigourney Weaver has signed up to return to the Avatar franchise as a completely new character.

James Cameron's battle for Avatar investment

2013-11-18 18:00

James Cameron had to film 40 seconds of Avatar - the highest grossing movie at the box office of all time - in order to convince a studio to invest in it.

Get ready for three Avatar sequels

2013-08-02 14:42

James Cameron has upped the ante and is expanding his Avatar universe by making three sequels, which will be released between 2016 and 2018.

Avatar sequel to be set underwater

2013-04-08 21:52

James Cameron's Avatar sequel will feature underwater scenes in a bid to make the film even more visually stunning than the first.

James Cameron must hand over Avatar drafts

2013-01-24 14:56

A US judge has ordered James Cameron to hand over drafts of the screenplay for Avatar to lawyers for a man claiming he wrote the script on which the 3D blockbuster was based.

Skyfall becomes UK's biggest ever film

2012-12-06 07:35

The latest James Bond movie Skyfall has smashed all British box office records to become the highest grossing movie ever, knocking Avatar from top spot.

James Cameron to direct non-Avatar film

2012-10-24 15:18

James Cameron is to direct the big screen version of The Informationist, after previously announcing that he would only focus on making Avatar movies.

Avatar 2 pushed back to 2015

2012-07-30 22:32

The release of Avatar 2 has been pushed back one year later than originally planned and is set to be filmed on location in New Zealand.

James Cameron plans three Avatar sequels

2012-06-26 19:10

Sigourney Weaver has revealed that James Cameron is planning to film three Avatar sequels at the same time.

Cameron refloats Titanic in 3D

2012-03-30 21:08

Director James Cameron is ready to refloat Titanic in 3D, 15 years after naysayers wrote him off.

Steven Spielberg wants Jurassic Park 3D

2011-12-15 16:01

Steven Spielberg says he is keen to convert his classic dinosaur movie Jurassic Park into a 3D, based on the success of Avatar.

'Don't jump to conclusions about Avatar 2'

2011-10-13 21:29

James Cameron has confessed that he's already revealed too much about the Avatar sequel.

Sam Worthington wants 10 Avatar films

2011-08-16 21:10

Sam Worthington would love to make as many Avatar movies as he can with director James Cameron.

SA actress lands hot Hollywood role

2011-07-13 07:16

Cape Town-born Lesley-Ann Brandt has been cast opposite Avatar star Sam Worthington in a new movie.

James Cameron speeds up Avatar 2

2011-04-01 14:35

James Cameron has revealed yet another innovation for the next Avatar movie - shooting at double speed.

James Cameron writing Avatar bible

2010-12-20 12:48

James Cameron is writing a "bible" about the world of Avatar before he pens the sequel.

Avatar: Music from the Motion Picture

2010-02-11 13:20

Tribal beats and soaring strings form the foundation of this score, but it's all so low in the mix, the soundtrack doesn't quite grab you by the scruff of the neck the way the movie did.

Avatar breaks box office record

2010-02-04 07:47

Avatar has reached yet another milestone, smashing the North American box office record previously held by the 1997 James Cameron epic Titanic.

Avatar, Hurt Locker top Oscar list

2010-02-02 16:17

Avatar and The Hurt Locker earned nine Oscar nominations each, including best movie.

Can Avatar strike gold?

2010-01-31 07:39

It may have cast a record-breaking spell over the box office - but can Avatar work its magic at the Oscars?

SA woman up for film award

2010-01-27 11:32

A woman from Cape Town has been nominated for a sought-after international prize for her creative work on James Cameron's hit movie Avatar.

China not killing Avatar

2010-01-20 14:03

China has denied that it was forcing Avatar off local cinema screens, saying a move to take down the 2-D version was a commercial decision.

China bans Avatar

2010-01-19 10:58

Chinese authorities have ordered cinemas to stop showing Avatar, in a move motivated by both commercial and political concerns.

Avatar eyes gold

2010-01-15 11:51

Avatar hopes to score vital pre-Oscars momentum with a victory at the 67th Golden Globe Awards.

Vatican slams Avatar

2010-01-12 20:34

Avatar has earned lukewarm reviews from both the Vatican newspaper and its radio station, which say the movie is simplistic in its plot and superficial in its eco-message.

 

Cameron to shoot 3 Avatar sequels in New Zealand

2013-12-16 06:54

Director James Cameron announced on Monday that he will make three sequels to his 2009 sci-fi blockbuster movie Avatar in New Zealand.

Arnie to play Avatar 2 villain?

2013-09-19 18:45

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly set to reunite with his Terminator director James Cameron for the first of three Avatar sequels.

James Cameron sued over Avatar

2013-07-02 16:33

James Cameron is being sued for $50 million by a British artist over claims he stole ideas for the movie Avatar.

James Cameron 'deep into' Avatar sequels

2013-03-19 19:24

James Cameron has confessed that he is currently "living in Pandora" as he writes the Avatar sequels, but refuses to set expected release dates for the two movies.

Skyfall sets £100m record in Britain

2013-01-02 08:10

The 23rd official Bond film Skyfall has breezed past Avatar to become the first movie ever to take £100m at the British box office.

James Cameron working on Avatar 2

2012-11-30 15:53

James Cameron has revealed that he is currently working on the script for Avatar 2 and will begin filming the sci-fi follow-up by the end of 2013.

James Cameron planning Avatar prequel

2012-09-10 15:13

James Cameron has revealed that he plans to make the fourth Avatar movie a prequel that will tell the story of the "early expeditions" on the moon Pandora.

The Avengers makes box office history

2012-06-27 09:58

The Avengers is set to become the third highest-grossing film in box office history, taking nearly $600m in the US since its release in early May.

James Cameron only making Avatar movies

2012-05-08 22:28

James Cameron says he intends to make nothing but Avatar films for the rest of his career and he is not interested in getting involved in any other movie projects.

James Cameron sued over Avatar

2011-12-20 13:55

James Cameron is being sued for $2.5bn by science fiction writer Bryant Moore who claims the director stole his idea for Avatar.

James Cameron teases Titanic in 3D

2011-10-31 14:29

The first scenes from James Cameron's new 3D version of the mega-blockbuster hit Titanic have been unveiled ahead of the film's re-release in April 2012.

Disney plans Avatar theme park

2011-09-21 20:31

A theme park based on the James Cameron-directed movie Avatar is to be constructed at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Florida.

SA actor joins Brad Pitt movie

2011-07-18 10:15

Ex-Generations actor Fana Mokoena has announced that he is to star alongside Brad Pitt in a new zombie film.

Sanctum

2011-06-02 17:43

James Cameron brings his 3D magic to a claustrophobic story of underground cave explorers whose expedition is hit by a cyclone.

Avatar 2 to 'go underwater'

2011-03-04 16:25

Michelle Rodriguez has revealed that Avatar 2 will take viewers underwater and will be extraordinarily beautiful.

Protesters paint themselves blue

2010-02-12 23:00

Palestinian protesters have added a colourful twist to demonstrations against Israel's separation barrier, posing as characters from Avatar.

Cameron hints at Avatar sequel

2010-02-04 18:05

Canadian director James Cameron says he could be "persuaded" to film a sequel to his record-breaking science-fiction epic Avatar.

Murdoch wants Avatar sequel

2010-02-03 16:26

Rupert Murdoch has said there have been 'very early' talks with James Cameron about making a sequel to his box office record-breaking film Avatar.

Bigelow wins Directors award

2010-01-31 10:31

Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the best director award from the Directors Guild of America with her Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker.

SA woman up for film award

2010-01-27 11:32

A woman from Cape Town has been nominated for a sought-after international prize for her creative work on James Cameron's hit movie Avatar.

Avatar tops China box-office

2010-01-21 17:20

Avatar has become China's all-time box-office champion, as officials confirmed a controversial plan to pull the 2-D version of the film.

Man dies after watching Avatar

2010-01-19 14:31

A 42-year-old Taiwanese man has died of a stroke likely triggered by over-excitement from watching Avatar in 3-D.

Hurt Locker wins Critics Award

2010-01-16 08:44

The Hurt Locker has been named best picture at the Critics' Choice Awards, an event that has an uncanny knack of foreshadowing Oscar success.

It's just a movie, people!

2010-01-14 08:25

Georgina Guedes loved Avatar. She really did. But, unlike some people, she's coping just fine with reality in her post-Avatar life.

Avatar is racist, say critics

2010-01-11 13:23
166 comments

Avatar is being criticised by a group of people who allege it contains racist themes- the white hero once again saving the primitive natives.

 
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