We’ve replaced James Cameron’s submarine with a hippie drill. Let’s see if he notices.
James Murdoch (Rupert Murdoch’s son) interviewed James Cameron at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. On the topic of Avatar, Cameron mentioned a Fox studio exec who had a problem with some of the content. Specifically, the parts of the script that beat you over the head with an environmental message (as opposed to the parts which copy the story line of Disney’s Pocahontas).
“We were worried going into ‘Avatar’ that the environmental themes — that went to a spiritually deep profound level — would actually hurt the film. Somebody at Fox, not there now, said, ‘Is there any way to reduce this New Age, tree-hugging, hippy crap?’”
I never thought there would be a day when I would be saying this, but, you know, that studio executive from Fox seems like an all right guy. Wait, what was that? Aww hell, there’s a red horse and some dude with a sword out on the lawn. I must have popped that damn second seal again.
[Full 41 minute interview available at ThePlaylist.]