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The Buzz: Cameron Talks Avatar Re-Release and Sequels, Next Terminator To Be Animated, and More!

by Dan Koelsch

The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the biggest and most popular film and television stories of the week. Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here. Check out all the stories after the break.


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James Cameron talked with MarketSaw recently and gave them some updates on the re-release of Avatar and the two sequels he has planned for the biggest film of all time. Cameron is currently working on the novelization of the Avatar, and is studying South American tribes to get inspiration for the sequels. As for the re-release, there is nine extra minutes of footage, and he talks about what scenes are included in the extended film.


Warner Bros. is working on a trend of live action/CGI hybrid films that star animated characters. We’ve already seen them tap their Hanna Barbera properties Yogi Bear, and now it looks like the studio is using their Looney Tunes asset. Deadline reports Bugs Bunny is next for the studio, as they have hired David Berenbaum (Elf) to write the script.


Want to see more Terminator films? You may have your chance soon, though you won’t see any real people in them. Hannover House, a small film company that has brought us Hounddog and Twelve, is working on a $70 million 3D animated film called Terminator 3000. While no talent is attached yet, there is already some controversy over who owns the animation rights to the film series.



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Todd Phillips to Develop John Belushi Biopic for Warner Brothers


Sly Stallone is Already Thinking About An ‘Expendables’ Sequel?


Paramount to Adapt Comic ‘Last Man Standing’


Universal Drops $200 Million on Battleship and Almost Killed It




That’s it for this week’s The Buzz. There is a lot of film and television news every week, so if you think something was big enough for us to include above, let us know in the comments below.



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