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

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


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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Avatar: The Game will follow its own path through the alien jungle

Sam Worthington looks for “Avatar’s” humanity: “I don’t want to be a cartoon”

Giovanni Ribisi loves Jim Cameron

James Cameron on “Avatar”: Like “Matrix,” it opens doorways

“Avatar” star Zoe Saldana says the movie will match the hype: “This is big”

Welcome to the jungle: Mixed reaction to “Avatar” trailer

VIDEO: “Avatar” interviews with Sigourney Weaver and Jon Landau

Peter Jackson: Movie fans are fed up with the lack of original ideas 

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