Avatar Special Effects To Be Done In Manhattan Beach

By Mack Rawden 2011-04-11 18:43:08discussion comments
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Money may not churn out a hit movie for you, but it can sure as hell make you more comfortable while youíre working on one. Blockbuster director James Cameron has spent the last few months trying to find a new location to work on the special effects for the two planned sequels to Avatar. The last one was mostly executed at Howard Hughesí famed Hercules Campus, but the property has since been scheduled to undergo a litany of repairs, making its usage difficult at best and impossible at worst. Apparently, Cameron and his crew arenít excited about turning up the music to drown out jackhammers while attempting to top the most commercially profitable film ever made. Weird.

It seems the little space problem has finally been solved though. With prerequisites of nearly one hundred thousand square feet and a locale near James Cameronís motherís home, one property emerged above the rest. Itís in Manhattan Beach, and itís called the MBS Media Campus. Formerly Manhattan Beach Studios, itís an almost six hundred thousand square foot behemoth thatís housed programs such as CSI: Miami and Americaís Funniest Home Videos. Now its computers are going blue. No word on whether anything live action will also be shot there, but since the original used exotic New Zealand locations, itís likely theyíll return to Oceania.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, speculation is rampant that Cameron will also move his Lightstorm Entertainment headquarters to the new building, but no one involved has officially confirmed that. It only seems logical, but if we only made decisions based on logic, the director probably wouldnít have been given hundreds of millions to make an original movie about mining precious metals.

If youíre in the area and feel like starting a gawkerís line, itís located at 1600 Rosecrans Avenue. Marvel Studios is in the same building; so, donít start any shit or you might end up hearing from the Hulk.
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