'Avatar' movie sequel to resume production in NZ

Authorities in New Zealand have approved film industry safeguards for resuming productions.

23/05/2020 2:47:00 PM

A sequel to the movie blockbuster Avatar will go back into production next week for the first time since it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus.

Authorities in New Zealand have approved film industry safeguards for resuming productions.

Avatarwill go back into production next week for the first time since it was shuttered by worldwide efforts to contain the coronavirus, producer Jon Landau said.Film and TV production came to halt around the globe in mid-March but is slowly returning in some countries including New Zealand, where the

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Avatarsequel is being filmed."Our #Avatar sets are ready — and we couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to New Zealand next week," Landau wrote on Instagram beneath a photo of two boats on the set. Landau identified them as the Matador, a high-speed forward command vessel, and the Picador, a jet boat.

Two of the creatures from Pandora in the original Avatar film. Several sequels are in the works.Credit:FileAuthorities in New Zealand, where coronavirus slowed dramatically after the government enforced a strict lockdown, have approved film industry safeguards for resuming productions. Each set needs a permit to bring people back to work.

AdvertisementReleased in 2009,Avatarhad been the highest-grossing movie of all time until July 2019 when it was overtaken by superhero flickAvengers: Endgame.LoadingCameron has been working on its sequels for years and their release has been delayed several times. The second instalment is scheduled to debut in December 2021, followed by three others in 2023, 2025 and 2027.

They will be distributed by Walt Disney, which took over the franchise when it bought film and TV businesses from 21st Century Fox in 2019. Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »

The characters are not nice. I mean hello. I just hope Batty makes an appearance in this one Avatar is essentially blackface but blue. Tricksy hobbitses. This will be a colossal waste of someone's money. The sequel no one cares about. Is Sam's Home and Away acting going to ruin it again? Thanks for the warning....

KaushalyaFem No, no, you really don’t have to on my behalf.. no seriously, DON’T go back. 🤨 Lucky it’s not filming on the Gold Coast. is it weird that i assumed the end of that sentence was 'worldwide effort to tell them nobody want this' Hopefully Pete Jackson is a producer now haha

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