Confirmed: 'Avatar 2' To Be Projected in Glasses-Free 3D



Inquisitr reports, following Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment and Christie Digital are officially working toward making Avatar 2-5 in 3D, but without the goofy 3D glasses. Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment would gain access to Christie Digital’s brand new technological wizardry: An RGB laser projection system.

Screenrant says:

"This new system has been described as “pure laser” in the tech community for its ability to use 60,000 lumens to provide bright images at incredibly high frame rates. The result will be clearer pictures than ever before, which is always preferred – especially in 3D. The deeper details of how the technology works is not yet available, or is it known how widely accessible glasses-free 3D will be initially. Considering the amount of movie theaters that would have to swap out projectors to accommodate for the new system, it could be a slow roll out to start."

James Cameron has promised innovation with the new Avatar sequels. This would surely get way more people willing to watch 3D if they don't need to incorporate those goofy, uncomfortable glasses. As someone that already wears glasses at the movies, I can't stand wearing these uncomfortably dim specs. Trust Cameron, this is a man that has continuously been ahead of movie technology for decades.

Earlier last year he had mentioned the attempt to use non-glasses 3D:

“I'm going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range and high frame rates — the things we are working toward. I’m still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We’ll get there.”


“magic has to amaze … and that involves constant creation of new tools and techniques. The audience’s eyes adjust to what we did, and so we need to up our work.”


“Movies are going to look better than they’ve ever looked. They already do and they are going to continue [to look better]. Anything we can imagine, we can put on the screen.”


I'd of, of course, rather have him concentrate on story and characters, but this is the sort of stuff that makes us love the man. Cameron absolutely pushes the technical limit, HOWEVER, his earlier work is superior filmmaking because it had everything to offer. Good storytelling, fantastic visuals and good dialogue.


"Avatar" was well worth seeing because of the technical accomplishment that it was. The story itself, its lazy message and terrible dialogue were not positives that came out of it. 

Full HollywoodReporter coverage of James Cameron at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers' Centennial Gala can be found HERE
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