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映画『アバター』は続編3本の4部作へ、『アバター2』は2016年12月公開

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20世紀フォックスとジェームズ・キャメロンが、映画『Avatar』の続編について発表しました。キャメロンはこれまで続編2本の3部作になると語ってきましたが、新たに一本増えて全4部作になり、次の『Avatar 2』は2016年12月に公開されます。

最初の『アバター』は2009年12月公開。キャメロン監督自身による『タイタニック』の記録を塗り替え、映画史上一位の興行収入を収めています。またBlu-ray ディスクの売上も歴代一位。

今回の発表では、続編が2本ではなく3本になるとともに、キャメロンと協力して脚本を担当するスタッフの名前も明かされました。

Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (リック・ジャッファ、アマンダ・シルバー、作品は Rise of the Planets of the Apes 『猿の惑星:創世記』など)
Shane Salerno ( シェーン・サレルノ、作品は Savages 『野蛮なやつら』,AVP2 『エイリアンズ vs. プレデターズ』)
Josh Friedman (ジョシュ・フリードマン, War of the Worlds 『宇宙戦争』)

プロダクションは来年から本格始動し、3本の続編を同時に制作します。公開は2が2016年12月、3と4はそれぞれ1年おきの2017年12月、2018年12月。

製作は一本目に引き続きキャメロン監督の Lightstorm Entertainment 。また視覚効果やCGも、一本目と同じ WETA Digital が担当します。

キャメロン監督のコメントは「『アバター』 で創造した世界をさらに拡大してゆくことは、実にやりがいがある得がたい体験でした。執筆を進めるうちに、アバターの世界、物語、キャラクターはわたしが予想したよりもずっと豊かで、望むすべてを映画にするには残り2本では足りないことに気づきました。このアバターの世界を拡大し、協力して脚本を完成させるために、昔から敬意を払ってきた脚本家であるアマンダ、リック、シェーン、ジョシュを仲間に加えられたことを嬉しく思います。」

一本増えたことで中身がどう変わるかは、元の3部作構想についても詳しく語られていないため不明。脈絡なくギーガーのエイリアンが攻めてきてナヴィと海兵隊とプレデター共闘、のエピソードは4部作後にテレビシリーズでもあれば見られるかもしれません。2016~2018年以降には、一体どんな規格のAV機器とえげつないバンドル販売されるか今から気になるところです。
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AVATAR UNIVERSE EXPANDS TO THREE SEQUELS James Cameron Hires Writers to Collaborate with Him on the Films


LOS ANGELES (August 1, 2013) __ Marking a significant expansion of his already ambitious plans for the much-anticipated AVATAR sequels, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron announced today that the films have grown in number from two to three.


Additionally, to help bring his growing AVATAR universe to life and to expedite the process, Cameron has hired screenwriters Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes) and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) and Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films.


The three pictures will be filmed simultaneously with production beginning next year. The release of the first sequel will be in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017, and the third a year later. AVATAR 2, 3, and 4 will be produced by Cameron and Jon Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment banner. Like the original film, Lightstorm will work with Joe Letteri and his team at WETA Digital to realize the worlds of the sequels.


Commented Cameron: "Building upon the world we created with AVATAR has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience. In writing the new films, I've come to realize that AVATAR's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen. And to help me continue to expand this universe, I'm pleased to bring aboard Amanda, Rick, Shane and Josh -- all writers I've long admired -­ to join me in completing the films screenplays."


Commented 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO, Jim Gianopulos: "We at the studio have no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of AVATAR. The growing breadth and scale of Jim Cameron's plans for his magnificent fantasy worlds continue to amaze us all."


AVATAR is the highest grossing film of all time, and is also the top-selling Blu-ray disc of all time. The film won Golden Globe® awards for Best Motion Picture and Best Director; and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and won Oscars for art direction, visual effects and cinematography.


AVATAR was written by Cameron from an idea he nurtured for over a decade, while working on the technology necessary to realize its wholly imagined world. Working with WETA Digital, Cameron created a fully immersive 3D cinematic experience of a new kind, where revolutionary technology that was invented to make the film disappeared into the emotion of the characters and the epic nature of the story.


The three AVATAR sequels will mark Cameron's latest collaborations with 20th Century Fox, a relationship that spans nearly 30 years and marks one of the most successful filmmaker-studio alliances in motion picture history. Cameron and Fox first joined forces in 1985 for Aliens, which became a sci-fi classic. Next came The Abyss, which revolutionized visual effects technology; then came the blockbuster, True Lies. In 1996, Fox greenlighted Cameron's Titanic, which became the most successful film in history, and won a record-breaking eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.


About 20th Century Fox


One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

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