James Cameron and deep sea exploration: his new love?

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    I just watched the excellent documentary on the Discovery channel James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck and after seeing how into it he was and taking into account his passion over the past few years over deep sea diving and ship wrecks, i'm starting to wonder if we perhaps may be losing him as a filmmaker.
    I know that he'll eventually direct again, but will his heart be in it as strongly as it was before he got so involved in diving? I know from intervews that he's always had a passion for the deep sea ever since he was little, but he's been doing this an aweful lot and hasn't made a film since Titanic.
    I know you love diving James, but let's make a movie already man! [​IMG]
     
  2. oscar_merkx

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    he has been busy producing stuff like Dark Angel & Solaris plus there is a great article in Newsweek on the last page about the sinking of the Bismarck where he talks to at leats 2 of the survivors. Let's hope this gets seen in the UK as well, or does anybody know when the DVD is coming out.
    cheers
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  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    Yeah, I knew that he was doing those two projects, but I was just wondering why he hasn't directed a film since 97.

    I assume your referring to the Discovery channel doc last night, they advertised it on dvd already, you can order it on their website I believe, it goes for about 22 bucks.
     
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    JC is also working on an IMAX film titled Ghosts of the Abyss, I believe. He's made subsequent dives to the big T, as well as Bismarck, in preps for it.
    I'll get the DVD for this special...it was very well done.
    He needs to get a Titanic SE out.
    Take care,
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    It's not new for Cameron to be interested in ways to film. Most of his career so far has seen him working on underwater filming techniques. He's been interested in the concept since at least the mid 80s from biographical information I've seen with him. From what I understand, his new fascination is with vaccuum and orbital photography, and I believe he is striving to shoot a film in orbit in the next few years.

    But yes, I wonder if we're losing him as a feature director. It's been three years since Titanic was released, which was his last feature effort. Three is a long time for a typical movie consumer, though fans can keep the faith burning over this same time period. He's produced on Dark Angel and Solaris, and now directed the Bismark documentary.

    Come on James, put your director's hat back on and do a new fiction project!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the tip and have a look at the Discovery site before I order the DVD
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    Wasn't it rumored that Cameron's next directoral job would be a story about Hiroshima told from multiple points of view? (Crew of Enola Gay, Japanese civilians, etc) That could be one hell of an epic.
     
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    It was in released in -97, so it's 5 years actually.

    I hope he directs something soon, I don't care what it is, I'm sure it'll be good.)
     
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    "His next film will be True Lies 2, shooting around next summer"

    I heard cameron recently dropped out of directing True Lies 2.


    -Mike
     
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    I believe I've read definitive comments from Cameron stating he's not going to do TL2. I think the quote was something like 'Somehow a movie that is about chasing terrorists doesn't seem as funny now'.

    I'd love TL2, specifically so we could get Tom Arnold back for his character. Don't think it's happening though.
     

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