A mysterious but reportedly familiar source has told Coming Attractions that the continued earthquakes at the bottom of the ocean are going to become a big problem for James Cameron’s Avatar 2 plans. The director has made it very clear that much of the second film is going to take place under water, and that in true James Cameron fashion he is going to spend a gabillion dollars developing new technologies to blow all of our minds with bottom of the ocean filming that up to this point was impossible. Or at least, he was going to. Now that might not be so impossible made possible.
Apparently the continued aftershocks resulting from the March 11th quake are putting Cameron’s plans in jeopardy. Since that initial quake there have been aftershocks numbering in the hundreds, and they don’t look to be stopping any time soon. Going down to the deepest parts of the ocean to conjure up whatever technical voodoo Cameron had up his sleeve was going to be dangerous enough already, but now it might be impossible. If you want to take who knows how many hectares of dollars of equipment down to the bottom of the ocean, you’re going to need a whole lot of liability insurance. Sounds expensive, now wonder all of this guy’s movies break budget records. Well if you want to take equipment worth untold flibberdyjillians of dollars down to undiscovered depths of the ocean’s floor that are being wracked with constant tremors, chances are the amount of insurance necessary is going to be more than anyone is willing to provide.
If Cameron is going to continue with his Avatar 2 plans as he originally conceived them, it looks like he might not need to just invent new technology; he might have to invent a new insurance system. If anybody on the planet can do it, then it’s probably him, but I imagine the process might push back the Avatar 2 release a couple of weeks or so. Or maybe he’ll just get fed up and make that True Lies sequel that Tom Arnold won’t shut up about.