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02-18-2010, 11:25 PM
James Cameron is the most successful filmmaker (box office wise) in the history of motion pictures. He won’t even make a film until the technology can match his dreams and ambition.

Two of his movies are the biggest films ever.

Avatar recently beat Titanic.

The only competition this man has got – is himself! He began the 3D revolution with his space adventure movie, but he’s let it be known, during a nine-part interview with MTV, that the current trend of making everything 3D is bugging the heck out of him:

“They assume from the success of Avatar that they can then turn movies into 3-D in eight weeks. It should be a filmmaker-driven process, not a studio-driven process. Now it’s getting crammed down from above. It should have been the other way around.”

He partially refers to the upcoming Clash of the Titans, which stars Avatar's Sam Worthington and which is being retro-fitted for 3-D despite not being shot in or for the format.

On the Avatar sequel: "It would be a continuation of [the key characters'] story. I expect that those nasty humans didn't just go away forever [and say], 'well, that didn't work.'"

On the Avatar prequel: "There's plenty of detail on the characters and what they're thinking, and I think that's what people really want. Sure, there'll be the back story...but it's really about what the people are feeling."

On Avatar's environmentalism: "You have to fight an emotional response with an emotional response. I think there is an opportunity here for a film to evolve beyond just a platform of pure entertainment, in a way that people will embrace."

On the Terminator franchise: "I have stepped so far from the Terminator universe. And I'm happy with that. Frankly, the soup has been pissed in by other filmmakers, so I don't have any personal desire to go back to it."

On Mark Webb's Spider-Man reboot: "I'd like to see him reinvent it in the same way Batman got reinvented. I think that there's a possibility there."

On the Oscars: "I already got my statues."

With that last statement, Cameron means that there are others who'd benefit more from an Oscar win, whether it be his ex-wife, director Kathryn Bigelow, who he wants to win Best Director, or his own crew members up for tech awards, believing that his Titanic victories have done little for his own career.