Jon Landau recently spoke to RNZ about returning to New Zealand to resume filming on the Avatar sequels and shared a wonderful tidbit of information of whats to come in Avatar 2. Here are some highlights from that interview.
Jon and a small crew will return to New Zealand next week. Upon arrival they will quarantine for two weeks. He had this to say about returning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel very comfortable because of the actions of your government and also the responsibility the people took to really curb the virus there. So we feel we’re coming back to the safest place in the world possible thanks to a team of people that we’ve worked with. We believe we have a very thoughtful, detailed and diligent safety plan that will keep everybody as safe as possible in these unprecedented times. If there’s a silver lining to a very, very grey cloud, it’s that we live in a day and age where technology allows us to be productive, it allows us to be entertained and it allows us to socialize.”
He also left us with a fantastic bit of information on where we will find Jake and Neytiri in Avatar 2.
“This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together. Jake and Neytiri have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora, including spending quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water. I think, why do people turn to entertainment today, more so than ever? I think it’s to escape, to escape the world we’re in, to escape the other pressures they have in their lives.”
You can read the interview in its entirety HERE.