As all but the schmucks know, one of the most anticipated movies this holiday season is James ‘Titanic’ Cameron’s sci-fi film Avatar.
With Avatar set to release in theatres December 18, we were surprised to read in the Wall Street Journal the other day that 30 minutes of the 150-minutes-160-minutes movie still remains incomplete.
Here’s an excerpt from the WSJ piece:
Less than a month before the scheduled release of James Cameron’s new movie, “Avatar,” some scenes from the costly special-effects extravaganza remain unfinished.
Pressure to complete the project by the Dec. 18 release date has risen to the point where crews are working “24-8″â€”that is, eight days a weekâ€”said producer Jon Landau during a break from supervising the work in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Mr. Landau said that around 30 minutes of the movie remain incomplete, with issues ranging from sound mixing to more serious aspects like visual effects. The total running time is likely to fall between 2Â½ hours and two hours 40 minutes, not including credits.