‘Avatar’: Weta Begins Innovative VFX on James Cameron’s Four Planned Sequels


‘Avatar’: Weta Begins Innovative VFX on James Cameron’s Four Planned Sequels

Filming is scheduled to begin in mid-August.

Weta Digital, the digital effects company popularized by  The Lord of the Rings, has just announced in an official statement that works on  Avatar 2  and its aftermath has begun. James Cameron is scheduled to begin shooting in mid-August in New Zealand with actors  Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver, but before that, the technical team needs a few weeks of preparation.

The filmmaker prepares four new blockbusters that will be released between 2020 and 2025Joe Letteri, an Oscar-winning special effects artist for the  Lord of the Rings  2 and  3,  of  King Kong and Avatar , explains that this enormous project  “is the perfect movie for us. Jim imagined the world of Pandora in detail And we only created a part of it in Avatar, helping it develop its cinematographic language through this rich universe is the type of opportunity that rarely happens twice. To everyone to give the best of themselves. “

James Cameron also intervened during the press release to express his confidence in the team responsible for performance capture. “What  Joe Letteri and the Weta have brought to this story is impossible to quantify.” Since we made Avatar, the Weta has continued to perfect its effects and now they are the best in their field: for digital animation, The rendering of human expressions, the vitality of the characters, their photorealism. Thanks to them, I can go even further. “

While waiting to learn more about  Avatar 2, 3, 4  and 5, here is the trailer of  The Planet of the Apes: Supremacy, whose revolutionary visual effects were created by Weta Digital. The film will be released on Wednesday in the cinema.


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