60 Minutes gets the first look at how ‘Titanic’ Director James Cameron created his wildly ambitious $400 million 3D science fiction fantasy ‘Avatar’.
3D or not 3D, that is the question. Hollywood has been making false starts and false promises about 3D since the 1950s. Now comes director Jim Cameron, who is unveiling a movie in mid-December that could settle the argument about the staying power of 3D once and for all.
“I’ve been working up to this for a long time. This is the film I always thought I wanted to make when I set down the path of being a filmmaker,” Cameron told 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer.
Avatar is set on the moon Pandora, a fantasy Eden, which earthlings want to exploit. It’s a Shangri-la created entirely by computers.