Avatar was such a great movie any director would love to shoot. Be it technical or non-technical aspect of the film, it was a real example of the excellence.  James Cameron was top of the world when technically superior Avatar acclaimed such success and appreciation. Now the same Director wants to go at the bottom of the sea – To shoot the sequel of Avatar.

James Cameron plans to go to 6.8 miles beneath the surface of the ocean to shoot footage for Avatar and win $ 10 million X-Prize at the same time. If he will succeed to do so, he will would be first Director ever who will shoot any video clip at such deep level for his film.

The X-Prize is an award given to pioneers in privately funded science and exploration. It was previously given to the first team to build a privately funded, manned spacecraft and launch it out of Earth’s atmosphere. Now a new prize may go to the first private crew to make two manned dives to Challenger Deep, the deepest surveyed point in all of Earth’s oceans.

The Daily Mail reports that the sequel to Avatar will be set in the oceans of Pandora, the planet portrayed in the first film, and Cameron will shoot some scenes with the submarine he’s building — in 3D of course.

Riding high with the success of Avatar, the most successful film with box office collection of US $ 2 Billion, Cameron stands with such Directors who can propose such wild ideas ( and can execute ) to their financiers upfront. But such act is not going to be a new adventure for Cameron as he shot the acclaimed deep sea documentaries Ghosts of the Abyss and Aliens of the Deep.

From the day when Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh made the journey half a century ago, no one has visited Challenger Deep. The X-Prize was announced to commemorate their voyage. Cameron has done lots of background work and research for sure, before revealing his plan in front of any one.

It seems that Imaginary Director is racing with his own mind in order to produce extraordinary to his fans and followers. From the day people witnessed Avatar, expectation will be very high from his next outcome.

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