Before the much-anticipated sequel “Avatar”, James Cameron recalled the time when he had a heated debate while making the first blockbuster of 2009.
In an interview with GQ published on Monday, the Academy Award-winning director revealed that he once told a Fox executive to “get the fuck out of my office” during a debate during a sci-fi film.
“Avatar,” which introduces the audience to the world of Pandora using special visual effects, runs for 2 hours and 42 minutes.
The Fox executive, who said Cameron “will not be named, because this is a really bad review,” approached the filmmaker “in the form of a cancer diagnosis” after seeing the length of the film at an early screening.
“I said something I’ve never said to anyone else in the business,” Cameron said, before adding that he told the manager: “I think this movie is going to make all the money. And when it does, it will be too late to like the film. Time to love the movie today. “
“‘So I’m not asking you to say something you don’t hear,’ he told the manager, “but just know that I will always be aware of how much you praise about the film in the future. when it makes all the money’ – and that’s exactly what I said, in caps, ALL THE MONEY, not some of the money, all the money to cheat. I said, ‘You can’t come back to me and praise a film or chum together and say, “Look what we did together.” You can’t do that.’”
Cameron added, “At that point, this studio manager came out to me. And I told him to get the fuck out of my office. And where it was left. “
The 68-year-old’s pursuit of the project ultimately led to the beloved movie breaking several records on its big domestic opening weekend, including becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time.
The long-awaited sequel, “Avatar: The Path of Water,” is set to run about 3 hours and 10 minutes, or about half an hour longer than the original “Avatar” in 2009.
Cameron told Full Movie earlier this month that the sequel is running longer because of the increased focus on “relationships and emotions” compared to the first film.
However, the filmmaker said he doesn’t want to hear any “whining” about it.
During the interview no The kingdom in July, Cameron appears to be facing a backlash over the upcoming sequel, warning moviegoers about how long it will run. He added that he does not want to hear “his mother moaning for a long time when she sits and watches herself.” [television] eight hours.”
“Like, give me a break. I watched my kids sit through five one-hour episodes in a row. “Here’s a big social change that needs to happen: It’s okay to get up to pee,” Cameron added.
“Avatar: The Path of Water” is expected to hit theaters on December 16.