James Cameron reaches New Zealand to restart Avatar sequels

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Filmmaker James Cameron, together with over 50 crew members, has reached New Zealand to renew the capturing of the much-awaited “Avatar” sequels.

The unit reached Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday for preparation with a purpose to resume filming of the movie collection. The 54-member unit arrived by a chartered aircraft.

However, filming won’t restart instantly as a result of the workforce has to self-isolate first, studies selection.com.

“I want to get back to work on ‘Avatar’, which right now we’re not allowed to do under state emergency laws or rules. So it’s all on hold right now,” Cameron stated.

Producer Jon Landau took to Instagram to share that the crew would self-isolate as per pointers laid by the New Zealand authorities.

“Made it to New Zealand. Our 14-day government supervised self-isolation now begins. #avatarsequels #jamescameron #newzealand #airnewzealand #selfisolation,” Landau posted.

Work on the “Avatar” sequels got here to a halt in March with lockdown orders by the New Zealand authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to selection.com, the borders of New Zealand are nonetheless formally closed and “Cameron, Landau and the foreign crew elements used a border exemption clause for foreigners considered of significant economic value”.

The authorities of New Zealand has provide you with an in depth set of pointers for the way productions ought to function amid the pandemic. When “Avatar” filming restarts, it is going to be the primary overseas film to make use of New Zealand’s manufacturing protocols.

Back on May 22, Landau had shared that the employees shall be heading again to New Zealand.

“Our ‘Avatar’ sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week,” Landau wrote whereas sharing {a photograph} of two water vessels used within the movies.

“Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) — can’t wait to share more,” he added.

Earlier in an interview with Empire for the brand new Celebration Of Cinema problem, Cameron shared that he’s assured that his much-awaited “Avatar 2” will launch as deliberate.

“Avatar 2” is at the moment slated for launch on December 17, 2021.

It is believed that the sequel takes place 12 years after the occasions of the primary film. It follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he roams the planet of Pandora with the brand new household he has with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana).

The first half was an enormous success, turning into the highest-grossing film of all time when it launched in 2009. Its worldwide document was damaged final yr by “Avengers: Endgame”.

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