A sequel to James Cameron’s sci-fi movie blockbuster “Avatar” will return into production subsequent week for the primary time because it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to include the Corona Virus, producer Jon Landau mentioned on Friday.
Film and TV production got here to a halt across the globe in mid-March however is slowly returning in some nations together with New Zealand, the place the “Avatar” sequel is being filmed.
“Our #Avatar units are prepared – and we couldn’t be extra excited to be headed again to New Zealand subsequent week,” Landau wrote on Instagram beneath a photograph of two boats on the set. Landau recognized them because the Matador, a high-speed ahead command vessel, and the Picador, a jetboat.
Authorities in New Zealand, the place Corona Virus slowed dramatically after the federal government enforced a strict lockdown, have permitted movie business safeguards for resuming productions. Each set wants a allow to carry individuals again to work.
Released in 2009, “Avatar” had been the highest-grossing movie of all time till July 2019 when it was overtaken by superhero flick “Avengers: Endgame.”
Cameron has been engaged on “Avatar” sequels for years and their launch has been delayed a number of instances. The second installment is scheduled to debut in December 2021, adopted by three others in December 2023, December 2025 and December 2027.
The “Avatar” sequels shall be distributed by Walt Disney Co., which took over the franchise when it purchased movie and TV companies from 21st Century Fox in 2019.