Few people have been as influential in the realm of digital effects as James Cameron. Seemingly with every film he releases, Cameron pioneers something new in the field. And while he may get the credit, he’s not the one doing the work. He’s not a true master of visual effects.
In 2012, James Cameron made history when he became the third person to visit the Mariana Trench. After the trip, he donated his submarine, Deepsea Challenger, to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The institution was in the process of loaning the vehicle out when it caught fire while in transit. … »
Arnold Schwarzenegger is once again playing a machine cloaked in human skin in Terminator Genisys, but now he’s the most human thing in a plastic movie. Arnie’s trademark grimace looks rough around the edges, like a slab of petrified wood after years of erosion. In a movie that’s basically shitty comfort food, the… »
Cast your minds back to the heady days of 2009 — and to the days when Avatar, for better or worse, was the only movie people would talk about. Six years on, a new exhibition celebrating Pandora will travel the globe, a less than subtle reminder that James Cameron still wants to make another one of these movies.
Here's a sneak peak of Avatar Land! At some point Disney will add Avatar Land to their Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida but for now watch the film's director James Cameron walk through the fluorescent, light up forest. »
It's no accident that Sarah Connor's famous dictum that there is "No fate but what we make" closely resembles Jean-Paul Sartre's first principle of existentialism, that "Man is nothing else but that which he makes of himself." As philosophy grad student Ro Smith explains in the above video (and accompanying essay),… »
It never fails: If everybody loves something too much, then we all start to get sick of hearing about it. And all too soon, love turns to hate. Any time something is too beloved, there's going to be a backlash. But what was the most unfair backlash against a science fiction or fantasy property? »
Remember when Avatar came out, and people were freaking out about the immersive 3-D and mocap, before that became so commonplace? James Cameron is pretty confident that the Avatar sequels will gain a similar "holy shit" reaction from moviegoers. Literally. »
When Aliens came out in 1986, Michael Biehn played the Marine squad leader Corporal Dwayne Hicks. But before that casting, James Remar (who can be seen most recently in Horns and heard in Destiny, and is lodged in many people's minds as Harry Morgan in Dexter) filmed a chunk of the part. »
Even though Terminator creator James Cameron is not directly involved in the new film Terminator Genisys, he did give them some pretty plot-pivotal advice—specifically about how this new film could incorporate a 67-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger into the new Terminator franchise. And this explains a lot. Spoilers. »
Some of the early versions of the creatures from the Alien franchise are nearly as frightening as the final version. This isn't one of them. The proof-of-concept Aliens xenomorph queen was a very rough version of the creature, consisting of black garbage bags over foam. »
Before we get any sequels, James Cameron will work with Cirque du Soleil to create an Avatar-based performance. The touring show will start in late 2015, while Avatar 2 will come nearly a year later, in December of 2016. »
James Cameron hosted an AMA on reddit earlier today. Some blessed soul had the good sense to ask him the only question that really matters. »
Years of Living Dangerously is an eight-part global warming documentary from James Cameron featuring celebrity correspondents like Harrison Ford, Olivia Munn and Matt Damon. It technically premieres April 13th, but you can already watch the first episode online. »