Cosa spinge James Cameron nella profondità degli oceani e nello spazio?
Cameron parla delle sue recenti immersioni, del futuro del 3D e del ruolo della Cina nel mercato cinematografico
Se non l’avete letta, vi consiglio di dare un’occhiata all’intervista che l’Hollywood Reporter ha fatto a James Cameron. Sebbene non si parli direttamente di Planetary Resources – la compagnia di cui Cameron fa parte assieme a Larry Page di Google, e che dovrebbe puntare allo sfruttamento minerario degli asteroidi – l’intervista offre almeno uno spunto di estremo interesse.
Rispondendo a una domanda sul significato delle sue recenti immersioni (che l’hanno portato a quasi ottomila metri di profondità), Cameron infatti afferma:
“We were going deeper than anything else. And that’s before we even went to the Challenger Deep. I think the interesting lesson here is that a small group of privately funded, passionate young engineers, can come up with something that governments can’t do. [...]
Whether it’s the U.S. or any other government, we’ve lost our edge when it comes to exploration – whether it’s space or unexplored corners of the oceans. […] There are a lot of new technologies and advancements being made in material sciences that allow us to do things at a fraction of the price that it would have been previously. That allows private individuals to come into the game. Those two factors combined are making exciting things happen. You see the same thing in space”
Difficile non vedere un collegamento tra i due ambiti.
Nella lunga intervista Cameron accenna anche alla possibilità che i due sequel di Avatar vengano co-prodotti dalla Cina.
“It’s still very exploratory. We’re doing some meetings. We’re just looking to see if it might make sense – in terms of what would be required of us and what we would get in return. Because again, this is a major market. I think by the time Avatar 2 and 3 come out, China could easily be the same size market as the United States, which is crazy. It’s not something we anticipated even five years ago. But it totally makes sense when you’re sitting here in Beijing and you see how they’re basically skipping the latter part of the 20th century and going straight to the 21st century, with installation of 3D compliant digital theaters in towns that never even had a movie theater before. They’re just skipping film completely. There’s no film in their film business – which is pretty cool. And you know, it was the same story with the telcos here. They just skipped what didn’t really work and went straight to what does work now. So that’s exciting. It’s an exciting market.”
Potete leggere l’intervista completa qui.