If you're as big a fan of Avatar as I am, you want to know all the tiny, itsy-bitsy, teensy-weensy details - both on screen and off. So I've been doing my research, and I've found some really great stuff. Where to start? Well, how about some fun facts? I got these from the latest Entertainment Weekly interview with James Cameron.
Q: Do the Na'vi need Unobtainium, or is it just another rock to them?
A: "It's just a rock to them," explains producer Jon Landau. "But it's also sort of what enables the floating mountains. They don't know that, though - well, maybe spiritually, they know it."
Q: How did they make Sam Worthington's legs look so atrophied? Is it all CG?
A: John Rosengrant at Stan Winston's studio took a mold from the legs of a paraplegic who had about Sam's skeletal size, and then they created rubber legs. Sam's actual legs are tucked down through the wheel chair.
more PICTURES, VIDEOS, AND INFO after the jump!
I've been reading some really interesting articles about the creation of Pandora and the background story...Here's a really good article.
Here are some cool pictures from behind the scenes as well.
Here's the best part. This is a Fox Movie channel featurette that shows some really amazing behind-the-scenes footage. It's riveting!!
Here's a little interview John Landou about his experience and work with Avatar.
Here are some interviews with Sam, Sigourney, and Zoe about their experiences meshing with the characters.
And last but not LEAST, and interview with James Cameron on his creative writing process and how he put together the story of Avatar.