Sorry Avatar 2 actors, it is time to get again into the water tank.
Manufacturing on the long-awaited James Cameron sequel is about to return to New Zealand, producer Jon Landau introduced on Instagram. “Our #Avatar units are prepared — and we couldn’t be extra excited to be headed again to New Zealand subsequent week,” Landau mentioned. That possible means Avatar 2 would be the first main Hollywood title to start out filming once more within the wake of the industry-wide manufacturing shutdown in March as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Laudau additionally revealed a brand new photograph of two new futuristic boats featured within the movie: The Matador, “a excessive velocity ahead command vessel” (backside) and The Picador, a jetboat (high).
The excellent news is essentially because of New Zealand’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has obtained worldwide reward for her fast response to the coronavirus, which included an aggressive lockdown, a journey ban, widespread testing, and phone tracing. Ardern lately declared that thencountry has “gained” towards widespread transmission. All instructed, solely 21 New Zealanders have died of COVID-19. The nation was aided by the very fact it is a small island nation, making containment of the virus simpler than it’s for bigger nations that share borders with different nations.
No phrase but on when the opposite high-profile manufacturing that lately halted filming in New Zealand – Amazon’s Lord of the Rings collection – will likewise return to set.
Beforehand, Landau revealed photographs of Avatar 2 stars Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, and Cliff Curtis within the movie’s customized 900,000-gallon water tank (the white balls are used to dam mild from above when doing underwater motion-capture filming).
And this is a shot of Cameron directing the actors:
The manufacturing has additionally launched some idea photographs of the sequel, which can discover the oceans of Pandora:
Avatar 2 is the sequel to Cameron’s 2009 3D blockbuster and it’ll hit theaters Dec. 17, 2021. It’s the first of 4 deliberate sequels, a lot of which has reportedly already been filmed.
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