news culture Avatar 2: Good news for anyone who hasn’t seen 2009’s Avatar in theaters!
The wait will be long for those who are waiting for Avatar! It is indeed on December 14 that the sequel to the adventures of Jake and Neytiri will be released in French theaters and some have already started counting the days that separate them from this reunion. Technically, Avatar 2 is shaping up to be a small masterpiece and many fans of the original have been watching the trailer over and over since its reveal a few days ago. However, another event is brewing and could be beneficial to people who have never seen the first feature film.
In order to prepare spectators for this sequel which promises to be spectacular, James Cameron has announced that he is preparing a remastered version of Avatar, the first of the name. Without the film reaching the visual quality of Avatar 2, the director certifies that the visual rendering will be much higher than 2009.
AVATAR, THE 2009 FILM REMAKE IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 2022
Concretely, the team in charge of this remastering recovered the original reel to return to post-production. Thus, in addition to the resolution (which should be higher than that of the 2009 film), James Cameron has completely overhauled the visual effects and “made sure to push the limits made possible by the means of the moment”. For the moment, the filmmaker remains voluntarily vague, but one can imagine that the special effects will be even more spectacular, with even more scintillating colors on the screen.
It must be remembered that Avatar was a pioneer in digital effects and it took years for Cameron’s vision to come to life. Avatar thus has the first film to use remarkable technical innovations: a new lighting system for large areas (the jungle of Pandora), a gigantic motion capture room called The Volume and a new approach to motion capture. To create the film’s universe, James Cameron joined forces with the Weta Digital studio, which was able to count on a stratospheric data processing center (1,000 m2, 4,000 servers) and each minute of the film represents more than 17 GB of data. They were then supported by the ILM studio (Industrial Light & Magic). Avatar is a colossus and his discovery or rediscovery risks being one of the great cinematographic moments of the new school year.
The remastered version of Avatar will hit theaters on September 23, 2023.
By Ayden_Journalist jeuxvideo.com