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James Cameron says Avengers: Endgame beating Avatar to be highest-grossing movie ever shows cinema isnt dead

James Cameron says Avengers: Endgames success gives him hope for the future of cinema (Picture: Rex ..

James Cameron says Avengers: Endgames success gives him hope for the future of cinema (Picture: Rex Features)

Avatar director James Cameron isnt at all annoyed about Avengers: Endgame beating his record for highest-grossing movie of all time as he believes it shows cinema is far from dead.

The legendary filmmaker once held the top two spots for highest-grossing films with Avatar and Titanic with both movies grossing over $2billion (£1.6billion) but was beaten by 2019s Avengers: Endgame.

He revealed the fact he lost his record after 10 years actually gives him great hope for the industry as it proves people are still willing to spend their money and head to the cinema when a must-see film arrives instead of streaming films at home.

James told Deadline: Avengers: Endgame is demonstrable proof that people will still go to movie theatres.

The thing that scared me most about making Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 was that the market might have shifted so much that it simply was no longer possible to get people that excited about going and sitting in a dark room with a bunch of strangers to watch something.

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He added that he hopes he can emulate the success of Avengers: Endgame with his upcoming Avatar sequels.

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Avatar had previously held the record for the highest-grossing movie of all time since 2009 (Picture: Rex Features)

James explained: Will Avatar 2 and 3 be able to create that kind of success in the zeitgeist? Who knows. Were trying. Maybe we do, maybe we dont, but the point is, its still possible.

Im happy to see it, as opposed to an alternate scenario where, with the rapid availability, a custom-designed experience that everybody can create for themselves with streaming services and all the different platforms, that [theatrical potential] might not have existed anymore.

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Avatar 2 was due to be released at the end of this year, but Disnet pushed back the release date by 12 months following a major shake-up at the studio.

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Daniel Craig left bruised and bloodied as he films Bond 25, No Time To Die

Retirement is going well for Bond then (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig has been left bruised and bloodi..

Retirement is going well for Bond then (Picture: MEGA)

Daniel Craig has been left bruised and bloodied on the set of Bond 25, No Time To Die.

Yep, despite retiring to Jamaica at the end of the last film, Spectre, hes definitely no longer living the quiet life.

The James Bond star is currently filming in Matera, a rocky outcrop in southern Italy and has been pictured in the middle of a brutal battle with an opponent that leaves him without a jacket and more than just a little banged up.

Production is steamrolling ahead in the country for the 25th offering of the titular character, this time directed by Cary Fukunaga.

Daniel Craig as James Bond (Picture: MEGA)
The James Bond star is filming in Matera (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Will he come out of this fight the victor? (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Bond is looking a bit bruised and battered (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Has he been left for dead? (Picture: MEGA)

Set pictures from earlier in September showed Craig in the same outfit, and alongside his body double so Bond fans seem to be in store for one heck of an action sequence.

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Lea Seydoux has also been pictured on set, with recent pictures showing Craig and Seydoux getting to grips with one another in an intimate scene shot.

Daniel Craig as James Bond (Picture: MEGA)
The James Bond star is filming in Matera (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Bond crew are hard at work (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig as James Bond
Will it actually be time for Bond to die? (Picture: MEGA)

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Colin Firth stars in the new trailer of The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is being made into another film adaptation but this time its more magical and star..

The Secret Garden is being made into another film adaptation but this time its more magical and stars Colin Firth.

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As with any reboot, there will be a new spin on the story and just from the trailer, it seems the garden is ridiculously large.

Frances Hodgson Burnett released the classic book in 1911 and there have been a few adaptations along the way.

The last time the book was adapted for the screen was in 1993 and there was a steampunk update in 2017 but we dont think anyone wants to talk about that.

Maggie Smith and Kate Maberley starred in the 1993 adaptation and did a phenomenal job at keeping to the original book.

The young actress will also be in the Game of Thrones prequel (Picture: STUDIOCANAL
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Julie Walters
Julie Walters has been in Mamma Mia with Colin Firth (Picture: STUDIOCANAL
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However, it seems the new film might be more loosely adapted from the book, as the existence of CGI will be able to make it more exciting for fans, and it has been brought forward to 1947 England, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2 in Britain.

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The new childrens movie will be introducing a lot of bright young stars who are on the rise.

Dixie Egerickx stars as Mary and she will be joined by Amir Wilson as Dickon and Edan Hayhurst as Colin.

These stars are already doing wonders with acting as Dixie will be appearing in the Game of Thrones sequel and Amir will be seen in the His Dark Material series.

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Colin Firth is great at playing the brooding father-type figure (Picture: STUDIOCANAL METROGRAB)

We cant have a ridiculous film being made without some ridiculously celebrated British actors as part of the mix.

Colin Firth (Archibald Crane) and Julie Walters (Mrs Medlock) will be playing the key adult roles, so not to worry, folks, this film will be great.

The Secret Garden hits UK cinemas on 17 April, 2020.

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Old Town Road Music Video Director To Helm House Party Remake At New Line

EXCLUSIVE: After winning an MTV Video Music Award for bringing his vision and humor to the video for..

EXCLUSIVE: After winning an MTV Video Music Award for bringing his vision and humor to the video for Lil Nas Xs remix of “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, director Calmatic is looking to celebrate with a party…a House Party to be specific. The music video director will make his feature directorial debut with the forthcoming reimagining of the comedy classic House Party at New Line Cinema.

The remake from SpringHill Entertainment will be cut from the same cloth as the original 1990 comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of the rap duo Kid N Play (it was also a dance shown in the pic). The movie, which told the story of a house party to end all house parties, was drenched in 90s hip hop flair and featured Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin before they went on to star in the hit Fox TV series Martin.

The movie became a huge success and spawned two sequels: House Party 2 in 1991 and a third installment in 1994. The movie continued to party on with a direct-to-video sequels House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute in 2001, which did not include any of the original cast. The fifth installment House Party: Tonights the Night was released in 2012 and saw the return of Kid N Play to the franchise.

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