The strange contraption slowly being assembled in a modest industrial shed in Breda, a small city in the Netherlands, bears little resemblance to Nautilus, the fictional submarine of Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.” It consists of a giant acrylic bubble bolted to a black, tubular steel frame and bracketed by yellow pontoons. But this craft, built by a Dutch company called U-Boat Worx, will carry three people as deep as 3,000 feet beneath the waves, allowing any billionaire to get his Captain Nemo on.
James Cameron, director of “Avatar” and “Titanic,” said his venture with the Chinese government will probably at least double in size as demand for 3-D movies expands in the world’s second-biggest economy.
“Avatar” director James Cameron gave a vote of confidence to Jim Gianopulos, who takes over as sole head of News Corp.’s Twentieth Century Fox film studio when co-chief Tom Rothman steps down at year-end.
James Cameron , the Oscar-award winning director of blockbuster movies such as “Avatar” and “Titanic,” said having separate production teams for content filmed in 2-D and then converted into 3-D isn’t efficient.
James Cameron’s Cameron Pace Group formed a venture in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin to develop 3D film equipment and provide training for making the movies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.