Will long awaited ‘Avatar’ sequels use 4K 3D System

Landau has requested a screening of short film UFOTOG, which is being used as a showcase for the MAGI process.

It would seem that the long awaited ‘Avatar’ sequels could well be worth the price of admission for fans that wish to see the latest visual wonders of 3D film.

In a recent interview for The Hollywood Reporter Douglas Trumbull the inventor and film maker behind 4K revealed that he has been speaking with ‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau about using the new system for the sequels.

Landau has requested a screening of short film UFOTOG, which is being used as a showcase for the MAGI process.

“I know that Cameron admired Showscan [Trumbull’s earlier invention of a large-format high-frame rate projection system] and that he is a huge advocate of high frame rates [HFRs],” said Trumbull.

“The use of HFRs for Avatar would be very appropriate and very successful.

“I don’t know if Cameron is interested [in using MAGI for the Avatar sequels]. He’s in seclusion writing the screenplay for Avatar. I am talking to Jon Landau, and we plan to have a screening [of UFOTOG] soon.”

Trumbull has said that he is in talks with other directors about MAGI.

“It delivers extreme fluidity of motion and amazing clarity with no strobing, no double flickering and a viewing experience that far exceeds conventional movie quality,” he said during his keynote speech at the IBC Convention in Amsterdam.

The first 3D Avatar sequel is expected to be released in cinemas by Christmas 2016, with the subsequent movies set for 2017 and late 2018 respectively.

Production on the planned ‘Avatar’ sequels is expected to begin in 2015.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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