Next December 16 will arrive in Spanish cinemas ‘Avatar: The sense of water’. The long-awaited sequel to ‘Avatar’ will land again on the big screen hand in hand, how could it be otherwise, James Cameron. The director of ‘Titanic’ has offered an interview for The Times UK where he stated that he spent over a year writing an entire script for the film which he then threw away.
Due to the historic success of the original film, which managed to regain its position as the highest grossing film in historyIt is normal that Cameron wanted to put all the effort and effort possible in the sequel to get, at least, somehow approach his level.
“All movies work on different levels. The first is superficial, that is, the character, the problem and the resolution. The second is thematic. What is the film trying to say? But ‘Avatar’ also works on a third level, the subconscious. I wrote a full script for the sequel, read it, and realized it didn’t quite go to the third level. Boom. Start again. that took me a year“explains the manager.
Why was the original movie successful?
This is the question that most concerned Cameron, discovering that DNA that made ‘Avatar’ have marked a before and after in the history of cinema: “When I sat down with my writers to start ‘Avatar: Sense of Water,’ I told them we couldn’t do the next one until we understood why the first one did so well.. We have to crack the code of what the hell happened.”.
It is not the first time that the creator of ‘Terminator 2: The Last Judgment’ speaks about the importance of understanding the success of the first installment of the world of Pandora. During a talk in The Marianne Williamson PodcastCameron revealed that he came close to firing the sequel’s writers for insisting on creating the film’s story instead of discovering the initial success: “When I sat down to write the sequels, I knew there were going to be three at that point and eventually it became four, and I got a group of writers together and told them: “I don’t want to hear anyone’s new ideas or pitches until we’ve spent time figuring out what worked in the first movie, what connected and why it worked.”. They still wanted to talk about the new stories. I told them, ‘We’re not going to do that yet.’ In the end I had to threaten to fire them all because they were doing what writers do, which is trying to create new stories.. I said, ‘We have to understand what the connection was and protect it, protect that ember and that flame.'”.
We can remember the first ‘Avatar’ in theaters from September 30, with a remastered version which will be accompanied by an exclusive preview of the sequel. Tickets are now on sale.