James Cameron Wants to Make the Avatar Sequels in 3-D, Without 3-D Glasses

Monday, 31 October 2016 - 1:19PM
Monday, 31 October 2016 - 1:19PM
James Cameron Wants to Make the Avatar Sequels in 3-D, Without 3-D Glasses
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Love him or hate him, James Cameron has always been a pioneer in filmmaking technology, from the scope of the effects in Titanic to the amazing 3-D experience for Avatar. Now, he's looking to continue that innovative streak once again with the Avatar sequels, by making them in glasses-free 3-D.

While speaking to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (via Indiewire), Cameron said that he was planning to push for high frame rates in the Avatar sequels, to the point that we might be seeing 3-D movies without the use of 3-D glasses:

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"I'm going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) - the things we are working toward. I'm still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen - with no glasses. We'll get there."
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It's no surprise that Cameron is trying to remain at the cutting edge of moviemaking technology, but the notion of glasses-free 3-D is new. It's hard to imagine what it would look like, although we're guessing it would look somewhat like a proper hologram, which scientists are getting closer and closer to achieving. This would, of course, be unlike anything we've ever seen before, but then again, so was Avatar. 

Considering how many times they've delayed these sequels, we'll be fascinated to see what Cameron comes up with on a technological level. The next one is currently planned for 2018, although if Cameron gets his way and decides to do something completely unprecedented, it might take even longer than they thought.

Via Slashfilm.