Avatar cast and crew returning to New Zealand to resume filming

Carla Harmon
May 25, 2020

The upcoming Avatar movie has some big names associated with it making with an assurance that this film will be nothing less than record-breaking venture.

No word yet on when the other high-profile production that recently halted filming in New Zealand - Amazon's Lord of the Rings series - will likewise return to set. Landau has also released a brand new behind-the-scenes photo revealing that the films' massive sets are ready to go for filming!

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According to the New Zealand Film Commission, every production in the country will now be required to complete a registration with portal ScreenSafe in order to help the Ministry of Health with contact tracing and WorkSafe with monitoring. "Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and the Picador jetboat (top) - can't wait to share more", he wrote alongside the picture. Fun fact: Much of the performance capture took place in this 900,000-gallon (3,406,870.61-liter) tank, built specifically for the aftermath.

Released in 2009, the movie collected a whopping $2.79 billion at worldwide box office.


The first Avatar sequel is slated for a December 2021 release, pushed back from its original release date of December 2020. So it's all on hold right now. The truth is that they have spared no expense and promises to be the most spectacular we have seen in a long time.

Cameron was optimistic due to the way New Zealand has handled the virus, which has proven to be yet another trustworthy James Cameron instinct.


"We're trying to get back to it as quick as we can", he said. Landau said in his post.

It held the record of being the highest-grossing film ever until Marvel's superhero movie Avengers: Endgame overtook that position previous year.


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