As James Cameron beavers away on the next three Avatar films, he has begun to reveal some tiny tidbits about his plans for the trilogy - and those plans obviously include the latest technology, because what else could we expect from the envelope-pushing director? In an interview with RTL, picked up by Collider, Cameron mentioned that he's probably going to shoot the next three films in 4K resolution and possibly at a high-frame rate, at least partially.
Says Cameron, “[We’re] looking at high frame rate. I’m studying that. I haven’t made a final decision yet, whether the entire film will be made at high frame rate or parts of it. You know, we’ll be shooting at a native resolution of probably 4K and so then there should be a lot of true 4K theaters by then as well.”
The director is currently preparing the huge amounts of software necessary to create the world of Pandora, as well as developing the scripts and characters for the next three. He promises that, "You’ll see new worlds, new habitats, new cultures. The primary conflict between the human view kind of dominating nature and the Na’vi view of being integrated into nature is the same, but it manifests itself in very different ways.”
The Avatar sequels will arrive in December 2016, 2017 and 2018, so make sure to plan any Christmas trips around proximity to a well-equipped, technologically cutting-edge cinema.