AVATAR 2 to Use Underwater Motion-Capture; AVATAR 3 Will Wrap up Jake and Neytiri’s Story

Posted April 8, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


James Cameron is the writer for the famous movie, Avatar.  Cameron is building up energy on writing the scripts for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.  Although the plot isn’t known, Cameron know that some of the second film will take place underwater.  While it’s possible to shoot dry-for-wet, it’s not all that persuading, and as we can all tell, Cameron is always up for a technological challenge.  The producer of Avatar Jon Landau revealed that:


We have kept a team of digital artists on from Avatar in order to test how we can create performance capture underwater.  We could simulate water [in CG], but we can’t simulate the actor’s experience, so we are going to capture performance in a tank.

Landau did not provide any further information on the development of that process, but he included that Avatar 2 and will be shot back-to-back which will conclude the story of will wrap up the story of Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana).