Chinese Na'vi In AVATAR Sequels?
In an interesting interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director James Cameron seems to confirm involvement of chinese actors in his upcoming Avatar sequels. See what he has to say about it for yourself after the jump..
In August, the Cameron/Pace Group announced CPG China, a joint venture with the state-owned Tianjin North Film Group and Tianjin Hi-Tech Holding Group to provide camera systems and other 3D production services in the northern port city of Tianjin.
James Cameron intends to shoot Avatar sequels mostly in Los Angeles, Wellington, New Zealand but he also said the need to shoot some scenes in China, "Within five years, China could easily be as big a gross-revenue market for film as North America, and there are very specific economic incentives for having both Chinese content and Chinese co-production. We are already funded on Avatar 2 and 3, but if we qualify as a co-production, there might be some incentives in the percentage of revenue we can take out of China.We are running the numbers to see if that makes sense"
When asked whether any chinese actors will be used, the director said "For Avatar, we can certainly can use Chinese actors as performance capture actors because any accent issues will hide within the Na’vi accent.So we can have Chinese Na’vi; [and in the live-action sequences] we can also have Chinese actors who speak English in the film. We are projecting a future in Avatar, and if you project that future out, it is logical that there would be a number of Chinese amongst the contingent on Pandora.”
Although the release date is yet to be confirmed, the first sequel is expected to hit in late 2013 or early 2014.
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