James Cameron revealed in a recent interview with The New York Times that he had brushed aside Fox Studio’s proposal to trim the flying times in “Avatar” (2009), the world’s highest-grossing film so far.
In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from Cameron comes over the heels of a sequel of original “Avatar” starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Van Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez alongside Kate Winslet among others.
Avatar 2, a 250-million James Cameron juggernaut, is expected to make a grand debut on December 16, 2022 and to dominate this year’s Christmas holiday box office.
Cameron rejected Fox proposal to trim Avatar cost
Aside from that, speaking in an interview with The New York Times over recent past, Cameron said that he had rejected Fox’s proposal to downsize flying-time of “Avatar” aimed at slashing expenses, while he also had told to the executives that his “Titanic” had paid off a large chuck for Fox Studio’s half-a-billion dollar studio.
Cameron added, “I think I felt, at the time, that we clashed over certain things. For example, the studio felt that the film should be shorter and that there was too much flying around on the ikran — what the humans call the banshees.
Well, it turns out that’s what the audience loved the most, in terms of our exit polling and data gathering. And that’s a place where I just drew a line in the sand and said, ‘You know what? I made ‘Titanic.’ This building that we’re meeting in right now, this new half-billion dollar complex on your lot? ‘Titanic’ paid for that, so I get to do this.’”
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