James Cameron to Revolutionize Filmmaking on Mars
James Cameron, whose fearless exploits have taken him everywhere from the Amazon rain forest to the brink of war with Glenn Beck, has a new proving ground in mind for his 3-D adventures. And I'm not talking about the high seas of Pandora, which even he knows is for chumps. The man is going to Mars.
Or rather, his technology is going to Mars. According to a report, Cameron is helping to develop a high-definition 3-D camera to be fitted atop Curiosity, the next-generation Mars rover set to embark into space next year. The camera was said to be scuttled several years ago when the mission went overbudget and behind schedule. Knowing a thing or two about both conditions, Cameron made a personal plea to NASA , telling the project administrator in January that "a rover with a better set of eyes will help the public connect with the mission." Moreover, converting it after the fact is just too expensive and looks like crap anyway, right?
So... yeah. Jeffrey Katzenberg is no doubt furious; no effing way are there enough 3-D screens for this.