Kabam has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film to create a mobile strategy game based on the world of James Cameron s sci-fi film Avatar.The title will be a massively multiplayer mobile strategy game that aims to bring the world of Pandora to life.We develop games that people return to and play for years, and the Avatar game will deliver new and unexpected thrills to gamers for the foreseeable future, said Kent Wakeford, chief operating officer of Kabam, in a statement.In the past, the company has developed games for Marvel, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros., and Universal.Kabam has an excellent reputation for building compelling mobile games that explore detailed worlds, which makes them an ideal partner for our franchise, said Jon Landau, Avatar producer and chief operating officer of Lightstorm Entertainment.Much like the Avatar films, this mobile game will bring a brand new experience to players everywhere.The company has put forward one of the largest development budgets in mobile gaming history and assigned some of its top talent.
View photosMoreFILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011, file photo, a figure of Jake Sully's avatar character from the movie "Avatar," is on display at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.Wakeford said Kabam plans to update the game as "Avatar" sequels unfurl every other year through 2023."There might be a creature or RDA aircraft that was not in the first movie that we designed for the sequels that's part of the texture of the films," said "Avatar" producer and Lightstorm COO Jon Landau."I think science fiction can be a great metaphor for the world in which we live," said Landau.While filmmaker James Cameron's sci-fi saga remains the biggest blockbuster of all time with $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office, "Avatar" has mostly been away from cultural consciousness except for a touring exhibit and Cirque du Soleil show.http://www.kabam.comhttp://www.avatarmovie.comFollow AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/derrikjlang.
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It doesn t sound like James Cameron liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens very much.A new interview with the influential director of Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar is now online and when asked about the film, he does a beautiful dance around his real feelings.Here s the clip, which is from a longer interview Cameron conducted with a reporter named Hannah Litchfield.Cameron is one of those filmmakers whose opinion we all hold very highly.Maybe it s because he s consistently made such great, impactful movies that advanced technology.He eventually gets around to calling the film a retrenchment of Lucas s six films, a fact J.J. Abrams has openly admitted to, but it s pretty obvious he didn t like it.
It doesn t sound like James Cameron liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens very much.A new interview with the influential director of Terminator, Titanic, and Avatar is now online and when asked about the film, he does a beautiful dance around his real feelings.Here s the clip, which is from a longer interview Cameron conducted with a reporter named Hannah Litchfield.Cameron is one of those filmmakers whose opinion we all hold very highly.Maybe it s because he s consistently made such great, impactful movies that advanced technology.He eventually gets around to calling the film a retrenchment of Lucas s six films, a fact J.J. Abrams has openly admitted to, but it s pretty obvious he didn t like it.
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters last year, it instantly became a money-making machine the likes of which we had never seen.Suffice it to say, Disney s decision to purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012 was nothing short of a brilliant business move.Anchored by nostalgia and an entirely new cast mixed in with some recognizable favorites, Star Wars: The Force Awakens immediately began to break any number of box office records, including becoming the fastest film to ever pass the $1 billion threshold in global box office receipts.But despite the film s uncanny ability to print money, not everyone was of the mind that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was actually a good movie.As we highlighted a few months back, many of the film s more negative reviews centered on the fact that it effectively presented viewers with the same exact story we had already seen decades earlier.DON T MISS: The iPhone 7 nightmare
Bad news, you guys; James Cameron didn t like Star Wars: The Force Awakens that much.But there s also some good news: Mace Windu didn t die at the end of Revenge of the Sith according to Samuel L. Jackson, and George Lucas apparently agrees.Life in a galaxy far, far away, just like life here on Earth, is all about these swings and roundabouts, it seems.The Real Deal: Finally, president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the much-rumored news to Entertainment Weekly: Darth Vader will be in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.But at a key, strategic moment, he s going to loom large.The Rogue s Gallery Gets Bigger
We got an update on Ridley Scott s Prometheus sequel Thursday, but it s been a while since we heard about that other film set within the Alien franchise universe that s in the works — the one directed by District 9 filmmaker Neill Blomkamp that unfolds on the opposite end of the series timeline.With this year being the 30th anniversary of James Cameron s Aliens, the cast and creative team on that film have been making the press rounds in honor of the 1986 sequel to 1979 s Alien, and franchise star Sigourney Weaver confirmed that Blomkamp s film will indeed create a new timeline for the series.It s just as if, you know, the path forks and one direction goes off to three and four and another direction goes off to Neill s movie, Weaver told Entertainment Weekly of the still-untitled film, confirming that Blomkamp s plan is to ignore the events of 1992 s Alien 3 and 1997 s Alien: Resurrection and forge a new timeline set immediately after Cameron s Aliens.Despite all of the buzz surrounding the film, Blomkamp s sequel to Aliens remains in a holding pattern of sorts as Scott finalizes his Alien prequel and Prometheus sequel , Alien: Covenant, which is currently in production and scheduled to hit theaters in 2017.Whether the franchise will then jump ahead in the series timeline to Blomkamp s movie or linger in the past for more Prometheus sequels is yet to be determined.One thing that s certain at this point is that Blomkamp intends to bring back both Weaver and Aliens actor Michael Biehn for his film, which already has concept art circulating online featuring both actors.
Don t look so sad, a Warcraft sequel may still happen.That s what happened this summer with Duncan Jones Warcraft.The problem is the first film is so busy setting up the world, explaining the history, and preparing for these future stories that the story in the movie we re watching isn t particularly interesting.Release the movie and, if it s a hit and audiences want a sequel, then you figure the rest out.Very rarely does a great one start as a self-aware entity.If the makers of that film just looked more at James Cameron s originals, maybe there d still be Terminator movies coming out.
If there ever was a universal language for communicating with search engines, Schema.org is probably it.For webpages, this means search engines are more easily able to tell what a page is about, and the different elements it contains, allowing them to return more useful results to searchers.It takes the form of code that you can add to your webpage to define what the different elements – like dates, images, opening hours or reviews – all mean.A study by Searchmetrics in 2014 found that just 0.3% of websites were using Schema.org vocabulary to mark up their webpages, and the number has barely gone up since then.Schema.org marks up the individual elements of a webpage, like pictures or names, with specific code that tells a search engine exactly what that page element is.For example, if you had a page about Avatar, the James Cameron film, you can mark it up with the movie item type to let the search engine know it s a page about a film and not a type of online profile picture, or an incarnation of a Hindu deity.
The prospect of a new, big scale scifi movie from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson is exciting enough.Valerian doesn t open until July 21, 2017 ,but Besson was on hand with stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne to show a few quick scenes from the film, and explain the world the director has dreamed of making a reality for decades.Mezieres begged Besson to adapt Valerian, but the director didn t think it was possible.With a cast made up of 10 percent humans and 90 percent aliens, and set on a super futuristic world called Alpha, technology wasn t ready for Valerian in 1999.Besson felt technology was ready around 2008... but then he saw James Cameron s Avatar, and realized he wasn t ready anymore.The result is the film he finished shooting five weeks ago, but still has 10 months of post-production on.
The prospect of a new, big scale sci-fi movie from The Fifth Element director Luc Besson is exciting enough.Valerian doesn t open until July 21, 2017, but Besson was on hand with stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne to show a few quick scenes from the film, and explain the world the director has dreamed of making a reality for decades.Later in life, he met the original artist, Jean-Claude Mézières and the two collaborated on The Fifth Element.Mezieres begged Besson to adapt Valerian, but the director didn t think it was possible.With a cast made up of 10 percent humans and 90 percent aliens, and set on a super futuristic world called Alpha, technology wasn t ready for Valerian in 1999.Besson felt technology was ready around 2008... but then he saw James Cameron s Avatar, and realized he wasn t ready anymore.
More than 30 years ago, Carrie Henn was a 9-year-old living in London, where she d just landed a big role in what would become one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time: James Cameron s Aliens.In the 1986 smash, Henn starred as Newt, the soot-faced, wide-eyed orphan whose family has been wiped out by xenomorphs, and who develops a near-familial bond with Ripley, the creature-cratering heroine played by Sigourney Weaver.And if you thought that hanging around the set filled with multi-mouthed monsters not to mention James Cameron was scary for a young kid, you re right—though, as it turns out, Hehn s fears had nothing to do with her acid-drooling co-stars.I wasn t nervous about being on set, because I knew everybody, and they were very friendly, Henn said during a recent stop at the WIRED Cafe during Comic-Con International, where the film is celebrating its 30th anniversary.The aliens were all my friends, wearing suits.I didn t have any concept that everybody else was going to be dressed up, too.
James Cameron put it very delicately when he admitted he didn t like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.But he has no such restraint when discussing the sequel to his Aliens, the polarizing Alien 3.It begins with the cruel discovery that Aliens hard-fought survivors—other than Sigourney Weaver s Ripley—have all perished.I thought the decision to eliminate Newt, Hicks, and Bishop was dumb, says Cameron, who was at Comic-Con to celebrate Aliens 30th anniversary, and the corresponding new Blu-ray that s out Sept. 13.That was kind of his first big gig, and he was getting vectored around by the studio, and he dropped into the production late, and they had a horrible script, and they were re-writing it on the fly.I think it was a big mistake.
I m so suggestible, I would see zombies everywhere on the New York streets, or in the woods, or whatever.I actually based her on a friend of mine who s an environmentalist.So I m sorry, Carrie , thirty years later.We started just talking about it, and four months later, I got a script that was so amazing, and gives the fans everything they re looking for.But last year, he surprised comics fans—and even himself—by reviving Bloom County, writing new strips that now appear regularly on the strip s official Facebook page.One of them was his long-distance mutually appreciative relationship with the late Harper Lee: After the controversial publication of Lee s Go Set a Watchman last summer, Breathed began thinking about how much the idyllic small-town setting of the book and especially its 1962 film adaptation had influenced the creation of Bloom County in the early 80s.
The cast of Aliens assembled at Comic-Con to celebrate the iconic science fiction film s 30th anniversary, and all agreed that James Cameron s script is a key part of what makes the film a classic.But woven into that strong storytelling are also some of cinema s most memorable one-liners, as stars Bill Paxton and Sigourney Weaver recalled.Paxton recalled the origin of his famous Game Over!The stuff I improvised was stuff that wasn t in the script, but it was stuff that I d thrown at Jim Cameron in a rehearsal.Jim s mind is like a steel trap — he d remember something I d said when we were rehearsing in a scene we were shooting two months later.He d say, You said something about the express elevator to hell ... yeah, put that in here!
The cast of Aliens assembled at Comic-Con to celebrate the iconic science fiction film s 30th anniversary, and all agreed that James Cameron s script is a key part of what makes the film a classic.But woven into that strong storytelling are also some of cinema s most memorable one-liners, as stars Bill Paxton and Sigourney Weaver recalled.Paxton recalled the origin of his famous Game Over!The stuff I improvised was stuff that wasn t in the script, but it was stuff that I d thrown at Jim Cameron in a rehearsal.Jim s mind is like a steel trap — he d remember something I d said when we were rehearsing in a scene we were shooting two months later.He d say, You said something about the express elevator to hell ... yeah, put that in here!
Directed by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, it featured Don Cheadle, Jack Black, America Ferrera, Gov.Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other celebs.Instead of scientists and hockey sticks, it had forest fires, Hurricane Sandy survivors, and a summer blockbuster soundtrack.None of that is as remarkable as the context in which it was shown.What s new is Democrats are going on the offense.They ve made the stakes clear: A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for planet Earth.
In the mid-2000s, everyone was talking about 3D, the next big thing in video that would transform the way we consumed TV and movies, even how we communicated.It required people to buy expensive new gadgets and wear goofy eyewear, but we were told that consumers would flock to this new three-dimensional world.Unless you re James Cameron, the Hollywood director whose movies have made billions of dollars thanks to that technology, you likely missed the entire 3D revolution.For a new technology like VR to take off, generally four factors need to be met:VR also enjoys many industrial uses, including the ability for executives to take an immersive tour of a manufacturing facility from thousands of miles away.OnePlus, the Chinese mobile device maker with a cult-like following, broadcast its recent launch event in VR.
There s news coming from the world of Pandora.As most of us are patiently twiddling our thumbs waiting for Disney to open its Star Wars lands, James Cameron s Avatar is going to beat it into the parks.Pandora: The World of Avatar will open in 2017 at Disney s Animal Kingdom in Florida and we can exclusively reveal that Cameron himself, along with his producer Jon Landau and Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, will be on hand at the upcoming D23 Destination D event in November to reveal brand new details about the 12-acre immersive theme park section.Taking place November 19 and 20 at Disney s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort, D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures is open only to D23 Fan Club members but you can read more about it here.The event takes place on the years the D23 Expo doesn t and, addition to the Cameron panel, there will be events based on the Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean and more.
August 29th is a big day in the Terminator mythology.It s Judgement Day — the day Skynet became self-aware and blew the world to hell.To celebrate this year s anniversary, the franchise announced that Terminator 2: Judgment Day will get a 3D theatrical release in 2017.If this all sounds a bit familiar, give yourself a gold star.In 2015, news broke that director James Cameron was working on the 3D version of the film for a 2016 release.That, obviously, didn t happen, but today the official Facebook posted this:
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