The AVATAR Sequels Will Feature Glasses-Free 3D if James Cameron Has His Way
James Cameron has built his career on pushing the boundaries of what's possible. He's made at least four movies (Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar) that were the most expensive films ever at the time of their productions, and he's able to get those budgets because he is a demanding filmmaker with an uncompromising vision. Obviously that's paid off for him in a big way over the years, and he's almost singlehandedly responsible for launching the resurgence of 3D movies with Avatar back in 2009. Now that Cameron has moved on to his Avatar sequels, he's not resting on his laurels — he wants to keep taking things to the next level when it comes to cinematic presentation.
On Friday night, Cameron accepted honorary membership into the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and Indiewire was there to snag a quote from his acceptance speech about how he intends to approach technology moving forward:
“I’m going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) — the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.”
I'm not sure how glasses-free 3D works or what kind of systems need to be in place in theaters for that kind of projection to occur, and that certainly sounds like a tall order to fulfill. But over the years, I've learned never to underestimate James Cameron. If he puts his mind to something, you can bet he's never going to stop trying until it's achieved — even if it's something as crazy as glasses-free 3D. Here's hoping he manages to get that up and running sometime soon, because I hate wearing 3D glasses when I go to the movies.