The production on James Cameron's much-awaited Avatar sequels is predicted to restart in New Zealand next week. Producer Jon Landau took to Instagram on Thursday to share that he and therefore the remainder of the Avatar cast and crew are going to be returning to New Zealand next week, reports variety.com.
"Our 'Avatar' sets are ready. -- and that we couldn't be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week," Landau wrote while sharing a photograph of two water vessels utilized in the films. "Check out the Matador, a high speed forward command vessel (bottom) and therefore the Picador jetboat (top) — can't wait to share more," he added.
The work on the Avatar sequels came to a halt in March with lockdown orders by the New Zealand government thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier in an interview with Empire for the new Celebration Of Cinema issue, Cameron shared that he's confident that his much-awaited Avatar 2 will release as planned.
Avatar 2 is currently slated for a release on December 17, 2021. "I want to urge back to figure on ‘Avatar', which immediately we're not allowed to try to to under state emergency laws or rules. So it's all on hold immediately ," Cameron said.
The filmmaker had shared that he was scheduled to require the filming to New Zealand before the lockdown. "We were close to shoot down in New Zealand, in order that got pushed. We're trying to urge back thereto as quick as we will ," he said.
It is being believed that Avatar 2 takes place 12 years after the events of the primary movie. It follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he roams the earth of Pandora with the new family he has with Neytiri (Zoe Saldana).
The first part was an enormous success, becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time when it released in 2009. Its worldwide record was broken last year by Avengers: Endgame.