James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft
September 13th, 2012
07:00 PM ET

James Cameron: Rose, Jack couldn't both fit on the raft

Fifteen years later and “Titanic” fans are still angry with Rose for hogging that raft, thus allowing Jack to succumb to hypothermia.

Even the new NBC sitcom “Guy With Kids” pokes fun at the iconic scene. As one character and his wife unenthusiastically prepare for a “Titanic”-themed fundraiser, he asks, “And what happens at the end of the night? You hog a piece of driftwood that could easily accommodate the both of us?”

But “Titanic” writer/producer/director James Cameron wants to set the record straight:

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'Avatar' subject of lawsuit claiming idea was stolen
December 9th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

'Avatar' subject of lawsuit claiming idea was stolen

James Cameron's blockbuster "Avatar" is involved in a lawsuit in which a man claims that he helped develop the idea for the highest-grossing domestic picture to date, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In a complaint filed Thursday, Eric Ryder alleges that a story he worked on for two years with the production company went on to become "Avatar" and that he's been shut out of the success.

Ryder claims he worked on a treatment called "K.R.Z. 2068," a science fiction story that, after being presented to Lightstorm Entertainment, was to be turned into an "environmentally themed 3-D epic about a corporation's colonization and plundering of a distant moon's lush and wondrous natural setting."

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'Avatar' land coming to Disney World
September 21st, 2011
06:16 PM ET

'Avatar' land coming to Disney World

James Cameron's big-budget hit "Avatar" is going to become part of Walt Disney Theme Parks, CNN has learned.

Filmmaker Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment are teaming up with Disney to bring the first "Avatar" land to the Orlando, Florida theme park Disney World.

"'Avatar' created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we'll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before," Cameron says in a press release.

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Zoe Saldana: 'Avatar' almost caused a breakdown
August 9th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Zoe Saldana: 'Avatar' almost caused a breakdown

Zoe Saldana’s star was already on the rise when it skyrocketed to the top of the A-list following 2009’s “Avatar.”

But all of the work and effort she put in to playing Neytiri nearly caused an emotional breakdown, Saldana tells the September issue of Latina magazine.

“The year after ‘Avatar’ was just emotionally overwhelming,” she recalls. “I was traveling all over the world, waking up in different time zones. Your body gets exhausted, and by the end of the year I just collapsed.”

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'Avatar' sequel release dates revealed
January 25th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

'Avatar' sequel release dates revealed

Get ready to journey back to Pandora! Filmmaker James Cameron is working on two follow-ups to the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar," each due on Christmases future.

"I am in the process of writing the next two 'Avatar' films now," Cameron revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas '14 and '15 is the current plan."

"Avatar," which earned more than $2 billion worldwide, tells the story of a paraplegic marine (Sam Worthington) who is sent on a mission to Pandora and finds himself conflicted after bonding with the native Na'vi people.

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'Avatar,' 'Kick-Ass' most pirated films of 2010
December 22nd, 2010
04:58 PM ET

'Avatar,' 'Kick-Ass' most pirated films of 2010

Even among the movies that have been pirated, “Avatar” takes the top spot.

The Oscar-winning film - already the highest-grossing movie of all time after pulling in $2.8 billion at the global box office - was the most pirated movie of 2010 having been downloaded from torrent websites 16,580,000 million times, according to TorrentFreak.com. Never before has TorrentFreak seen that many downloads of a movie within one year, the website reports.

“Avatar” was followed by “Kick-Ass,” this spring’s super-hero movie starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Moretz, that had some kick ass attitude. It earned a modest $48 million at the box office, but the film was downloaded from torrent sites 11.4 million times.

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