Various sources are mumbling that James Cameron’s next film will actually be a documentary.
The NY Times are reporting on an interview that Cameron gave to the newspaper Folha de São Paulo in which the director said that when the Xikrin-Kayapó leaders asked for his help, he “could not turn away.”
“I want to return to meet some of the leaders of the Xikrin-Kayapo tribe who invited me. I want to take a 3D camera to film how they live, their culture,” he added.
These are the same people Cameron spotlights in his “Message from Pandora” short documentary that will be featured in the special-edition box set of Avatar this November.
Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised if this 3D documentary bypasses cinemas and shows up on the future release of Avatar in 3D. Cameron and Co. have said that they plan on waiting a bit until 3D Blu-Ray players are in more households before releasing his blockbuster on the format. Adding a 3D documentary to the mix would be a nice bonus. Plus, I’m not sure a 3D documentary about Amazon Tribes would do well in theaters. I can see films like Disneynature’s OCEANS taking full advantage of the format and bringing in the eyeballs, but a people-centric conflict would be less appealing to the masses. Unless, of course, they’re blue, alien, and glow.
via NY Times