‘Avatar’ on ’60 Minutes’

Posted by · 8:22 am · November 23rd, 2009

The first screenings of the film are said to happen December 10 (the same day as the London premiere). Maybe some will happen before that, maybe not. But with latter-year contenders underwhelming left and right, all eyes could be aimed toward James Cameron’s latest with something of an exasperated sense of hope. Soon enough…

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  • 1 11-23-2009 at 10:24 am

    mike said...

    is that a hint that u didnt like Nine? i see David Poland dropped it from 1st place in his Oscars list.

  • 2 11-23-2009 at 10:45 am

    SHAAAARK said...

    James Cameron is more likable than I thought he would be, but Avatar still doesn’t look remotely like a Best Picture nominee. It does look like fun popcorn entertainment, but that’s really it.

  • 3 11-23-2009 at 11:00 am

    bostonbean said...

    Wait, I thought the only latter year contender that screened recently was Nine? Clearly you didn’t like that one but are there others or are you just exaggerating?

  • 4 11-23-2009 at 11:54 am

    aspect ratio said...

    “This weekend Jim Cameron was still in labor at the Fox studios”


  • 5 11-23-2009 at 5:38 pm

    Joel said...

    Man, I can’t wait for this. He’s obviously put a whole freaking ton of work into this thing.

    Though the 400 million price tag is off by about 270 million. Look it up on Wiki and you’ll see that it’s in the 230-300 million. Still a lot, but it’s not 400.

  • 6 11-23-2009 at 8:11 pm

    charles said...

    wikipedia only states the 230 million dollar budget for production…the other 170 million is the marketing budget including advertisements and promotional strategies across the globe

  • 7 11-23-2009 at 11:26 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Nobody is going to know the real number. Not wikipedia and not 60 Minutes. It’s a lot of money, that’s all you need to know. My favorite part of the interview-

    60 Minutes- It always comes back to story doesn’t it?

    Cameron: Yeah. (pause) Hey, check out this 3D!

  • 8 11-24-2009 at 9:58 am

    ninja said...

    CNN interview with Cameron is even better since it addresses “Smurfs” and overall underwhelming response to the trailer. Also, more footage.