Avatar is a film created by the legendary creator of Titanic, James Cameron. It became a wildly popular phenomenon after being released in films. Here is part one of our list of interesting facts you didn’t know about the movie.
Number Fifteen: Cameron Kept a Nail-Gun on Set
The director is known for being very strict with his cast during filming, and does not like ringing phones disrupting his work. He kept a nail-gun on set that he nailed cell phones of the cast and crew to the wall with.
Number Fourteen: The Na’vi Language Was Created for the Movie
A linguist named Dr. R. Frommer was hired to create a language that the actors could easily pronounce for the filming of Avatar. It was intended to not resemble any other existing language, and consisted of about 1000 words.
Number Thirteen: Avatar was Intended to Come Out in 1999
Back then, he insisted upon having a very high budget ($400 million to be precise) for the purpose of advanced special effects. He could not, however, find a studio willing to take on this project, so the idea was shelved for a decade.
Number Twelve: The Forest Idea is Not Original
The concept for the famed forest in the film already existed before this movie was released. The novel series titled “Ender” by Orson Scott Card features very similar trees and even a small colony of people in the world of the forest-dwellers.
Number Eleven: The Movie Broke Records
Avatar was the first film to ever surpass the $2,000,000,000 mark world wide. It was the highest grossing movie in film history.
Number Ten: Cameron Knew the Film Would be a Success
20th Century Fox was hesitant about taking on this project, after some mishaps that occurred with production and expensive delays during the filming of Cameron’s Titanic. The director promised he would give up his director’s fee if Avatar was not a success.
Number Nine: Realistic Leg Prosthetics
The main character’s leg prosthetics were cast from the real legs of a disabled person. The actor’s real limbs were tucked into his wheelchair and removed digitally for filming. We hope you enjoyed this article. Check back for part two, coming soon.