the director James Cameron It was revealed that he and studio executives “clashed over a few things” regarding “Avatar” during the production of the 2009 blockbuster film.
Cameron, whose epic adventure film is the highest-grossing film of all time, told The New York Times on Friday That the creative process behind the film didn’t come without a fight.
Cameron – who did not mention the studio by name – said that studio executives thought the epic film “should be short” and that the characters were flying too high on Banshee creatures.
“Well, it turns out that the audience loved our exit polls and data gathering the most,” Cameron recalled.
“And this is where I drew a line in the sand and said, ‘You know what? I built “Titanic.” This building we’re in right now, this new half-billion dollar complex on your lot? Titanic” paid for it, so I have to do it.'”
The director, who told The Times that “Avatar” is “still competitive with everything that exists these days,” claimed that the studio later thanked him for his pushback.
“I find that my job is often to protect their investments against their own decisions,” Cameron said. “But as long as I protect their investment, everything is forgiven.”
Cameron’s thoughts on the blockbuster reached almost three months Ahead of the scheduled release of its sequel – “Avatar: The Way of Water” – on December 16.
The sequel comes 13 years after the original film, a wait that Cameron said once left him “a little worried” before December.
“I was a little worried that I had extended the tether too far, in my fast-paced, modern world… [right] until we left the teaser trailer and We got 148 million views in 24 hoursCameron told The Times.
“There’s that rare sighting but amazed at the theory, which is, wow, we haven’t seen it in a long time, but I remember how cool it was. Does it play in our favor? I don’t know. Me. Looks like we’re going to find out.”