Thursday, September 22, 2011

New theme-park 'Avatar'

Disney, Cameron to create theme-park 'Avatar'

"Moviegoers pining for a return to the lush moon of Pandora in James Cameron's film "Avatar" will finally get their chance -- first-hand.

Walt Disney Co is teaming with the Oscar-winning director and News Corp unit Fox Filmed Entertainment, to mimic the thriving green landscape depicted in the highest-grossing movie of all time in a section of its Orlando, Florida, theme park.

Under their agreement, Disney won exclusive global theme park rights to the "Avatar" franchise. It will begin building from 2013 and will eventually take Avatar "lands" beyond Orlando's Disney World.

"Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park-goers the chance to see, hear and touch the world of 'Avatar' with an unprecedented sense of reality," Cameron said in a statement.

At a news conference, Cameron said that when he began talks with Disney designers, he "quickly realized their vision for this thing was far beyond what I imagined, and I've got a pretty good imagination."

The estimated cost for the Orlando project is about $400 million, a source familiar with the matter said. Construction should take about five years.

Planning is in the early stages, and executives gave few details on how Disney would recreate the fantasy world of "Avatar" and the creatures that inhabit it. The section will be located within Disney's Animal Kingdom park.

"Avatar," the 2009 film that chronicled the struggle of the alien Na'vi against marauding resource-ravenous humans, grossed almost $3 billion worldwide and triggered the current renaissance in 3D-film making. Cameron is planning sequels to the blockbuster hit, which surpassed his own "Titanic" as the highest-grossing movie in history.

The first of the "Avatar" sequels is set for release around Christmas 2014, Cameron said.  (...)"


Formhault said...

Nice, I like the idea!

September 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Michael Westside said...

I'm going if there's an avatar titty bar

September 22, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Anonymous said...

Christmas 2014?!
Too much time to wait.

September 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM
Dallv. said...

avatar is a fucking crap movie :l

September 22, 2011 at 4:26 PM
tsk said...

Hm, yeah, I feel like Avatar was cool for like the time the movie runs, now its almist 3 years later :3

September 22, 2011 at 5:11 PM
frankcom said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do here :D

September 22, 2011 at 5:40 PM
1904 Blogger said...

"The first of the "Avatar" sequels is set for release around Christmas 2014"

oh wow i had no idea they were going for a sequel

September 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

September 22, 2011 at 8:22 PM
Damon said...

that is so great :P

September 22, 2011 at 11:21 PM
George Anderson said...

interesting, thanks for sharing!

September 23, 2011 at 12:45 AM
tgquagmire said...

i havnt even seen this movie and i already hate the idea of a themepark for it.

September 23, 2011 at 4:49 PM
DesoWave said...

Wow, great idea.

September 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM
ADDict_gaming said...

This could be interesting can't wait to see how it turns out.

September 24, 2011 at 6:28 PM
Vague Raconteur said...

Great! Now all I need to do is go to America. xD

September 26, 2011 at 10:26 PM

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