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Avatar 2 Expected To Be Three Hours Long

December 7, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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Performance Freediving International Founder Kirk Krack, who has been working in Avatar 2, revealed in a new interview with Deeper Blue that the long-delayed sequel will be three hours long. Here are highlights:

On working on a film set underwater: “I think when you consider that these sequels will be three hours in duration and #2 is described as focusing primarily on the ocean side of Pandora and Jim is at heart a freediver/scuba diving explorer and someone who wants to share an inspiring vision of the underwater world, I think it’s safe to say that even though it takes place in the future, on another planet with the Na’vi and Metkayina as the focus that Avatar 2 will be the most significant diving film ever made.”

On the movie being wet: “No one was hanging on wires with a fan in the hair and water spritzers to give a ‘wet look.’ This was shot with performance capture underwater in what is called wet-for-wet, not dry-for-wet. So when you see Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver and the kids freediving underwater they actually did that for minutes (2.5+min) at a time.”

On how long he worked on the film in the water: “So a conservative estimate is that I was in the water 5,000-plus hours. In fact my busiest 12-hour in-water day had myself and stunt buddy Chris Denison log just shy of 3.5 hours of breath-holding.”

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