‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau on wild budget reports: ‘They’re all false’

Dec. 04, 2009 | 5:14 a.m.

“AVATAR” COUNTDOWN: 16 DAYS

We’re moving ever closer to Dec. 18 release date for James Cameron’s “Avatar” and our daily visits to the distant moon Pandora. Today we have a video interview with Oscar winner Jon Landau, the film’s producer, who talks about the partnership with McDonald’s on three “Avatar”-themed games, the tech ambitions of the film and all those rumors that that budget for the film went north of $310 million (and, according to one much-debated story in the New York Times, that its price tag was actually approaching $500 million).

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5 Responses to ‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau on wild budget reports: ‘They’re all false’

  1. anonymous says:

    the 500M figure tossed around by the times included all the marketing costs associated with the film, the negative cost is what you are really trying to determine, the CGI budget for this film alone has got to be astronomical, knowing fox not even all the execs there know the real cost.

  2. Girsheli says:

    i dont understand what he means They're all false false is $500M or $310M i dont get it may be coz of my english knowledge :D

  3. Samuel says:

    Ha Ha Ha i like when he say life boat and he say zactly. i want to make relations with blue female in cameron film.

  4. Terry says:

    With that much money being thrown around, I hope this film doesn't become another "Heaven's Gate". That film doomed United Artists Studios. I don't see that happening though. The huge budgets these new CGI films are requiring, are staggering, even in this economy.

  5. STEPHEN OTIENO NYAKO says:

    i would like to meet him for inspiration for i would like to be like him fabulaous movie men.

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