The world's most successful movie - James Cameron's Avatar (2009) - is to come to life in spectacular fashion at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida. Disney CEO Bob Iger made the announcement yesterday, stating that construction of 'Avatar Land' - which will be comprised of "multi-dimensional physical worlds" - will begin in 2013.
James Cameron - also present for yesterday's announcement - said of his collaboration with Disney: "I quickly realized that their vision for this thing was far beyond what I'd imagined -- and I've got a pretty good imagination."
Disney plans to build not one, but several 'Avatar Lands' in its Animal Kingdom park - a plan that sits well with Cameron, who said that his movie was meant to "celebrate our interaction with nature and nature's wonder and diversity."
Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, told reporters yesterday that the "Avatar Lands" will be large and interactive. "Our lands are going to be complete," he said. "They will include attractions, entertainment, shops, food and beverage, et cetera. They're going to be highly developed and fully themed."
Cameron is currently working on two sequels to Avatar, scheduled for release in 2014 and 2015.
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