Japanese consumer electronics group Panasonic is set to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and director James Cameron in two sequels, to the highly successful movie Avatar, which grossed over $3 Billion dollars and put 3D on the map.
Japanese consumer electronics group Panasonic are set to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and director James Cameron in two sequels, to the highly successful movie Avatar, which grossed over $3 Billion dollars and put 3D on the map.
The new Avatar 2 movie is expected to hit movie screens in December 2014, with a third film coming one year later.
Cameron said that he will “not back off the throttle” of the original movie’s visual and emotional sci-fi story about the blue Na’vi people who dwell on Pandora and that consumers will be able to watch the movie across multiple media platforms including 3D tablets that don’t need 3D glasses.
According to Reuters, Avatar was originally conceived by Cameron as an epic work of fantasy – a world that audiences could visit across all media platforms.
“This moment marks the launch of the next phase of that world,” Cameron said in a statement.
The Titanic director unleashed Avatar on audiences last year, who were blown away by the new 3D technology and an emotional tale that mixed Hollywood-style action with a tale of humans trying to exploit the natural resources on Pandora.
The movie earned nine Oscar nominations and won three. It was also named the year’s best movie at the Golden Globes.
“We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of Avatar,” Fox executives Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman said in a joint statement.