A Look At the Sub That Took James Cameron To the Bottom of the Sea

James Cameron showed us new worlds in films like Avatar and The Abyss. So it's no wonder that the filmmaker would want to explore the one we actually live in. Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles his journey to the greatest depths of the ocean—thanks to an incredible sub that Gizmodo recently had a chance to see up close. » 8/08/14 4:38pm 8/08/14 4:38pm

For folks who miss the colorful 3D world of giant blue people and/or want to see more Dances with Wolves movies, Avatar 2, 3 and 4 will come out in December 2016, 2017 and 2018. [Deadline] » 8/01/13 10:33pm 8/01/13 10:33pm

James Cameron Recounts Epic Journey to the Deepest Place on Earth

Last month, James Cameron ventured where few had gone before, to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on the planet. Last night we got a first-hand account of the journey from the man himself on the National Geographic Channel. » 5/04/12 12:00pm 5/04/12 12:00pm

James Cameron Wants to Convert Everyone to 5D

James Cameron wants everyone to adopt "5-D," a term coined by the film and television industry to describe shooting in 2-D and 3-D simultaneously. » 5/04/12 5:44am 5/04/12 5:44am

James Cameron Captured His Marianas Dive With Custom-Built HD…

Deepsea Challenger wasn't the only piece of custom hardware he took to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Those stunning images he took were captured with dual HD cameras, no bigger than your thumb, in their own titanium Mini-Me sphere. » 4/16/12 11:00pm 4/16/12 11:00pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Made James Cameron Update the Stars in Titanic 3D

No one asked James Cameron to trot out Titanic again with an annoying 3D makeover. But at least this time around the stars in scenes where the night sky is visible will all be in the right place. » 4/02/12 9:28am 4/02/12 9:28am

First Images From the Bottom of the World

James Cameron went down to the deepest pit of hell and came back unscathed. It was an amazing trip. He touched down on the Challenger Deep, exploring for three hours. "It's an alien world," he said. These are the first images. » 3/27/12 9:53am 3/27/12 9:53am

Five Ways James Cameron Could Have Died on His Mission to the Bottom of…

Over the weekend, James Cameron successfully made it to the the bottom of the Mariana Trench—the deepest point on Earth. Bad. Ass. » 3/26/12 1:00pm 3/26/12 1:00pm

Though you might not realize it, the sea bed—even the area surrounding the Mariana Trench—is littered with submarine communication cables. They're there to string together…

James Cameron Successfully Reaches "the Deepest Spot on Earth" (UPDATED)


Director and science nerd James Cameron is making an attempt to travel to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The last time someone tried this was in 1960, when Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and Navy Lt. Don Walsh spent a weak 20 minutes at the bottom. Cameron plans on filming and exploring for… » 3/26/12 12:21am 3/26/12 12:21am

Building a Watch That Works At the Bottom Of the Ocean

The first time humans descended to the deepest spot on Earth, they were joined by a rare Rolex specially designed to withstand the immense pressures under water. And now that James Cameron plans to go deeper, Rolex wants to tag along again. » 3/21/12 2:20pm 3/21/12 2:20pm

James Cameron's New Sub Will Take Him To the Deepest Spot On Earth

James Cameron has long been a filmmaker who embraced the latest technologies, but his newest toy, the Deepsea Challenger, is a submarine that's capable of diving to the deepest part of the ocean, also known as the Challenger Deep. » 3/08/12 9:40am 3/08/12 9:40am

The Race Back To the Deepest Point In the Sea

The Atlantic has the story on X Prize competition to reach the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the world at 35,797 feet. Three teams are racing to get the $10 million award. » 7/26/11 8:47am 7/26/11 8:47am

James Cameron Just Added 50 RED EPIC-M Cameras to His Shopping Trolley

How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron—at $58,000 each, that's a cool $2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and » 4/25/11 3:40am 4/25/11 3:40am

James Cameron's Next Plan To Reinvent Cinema

First it was digital projection. Then, 3D. And now James Cameron has set his sites on a more subtle—but possibly more important—innovation in film: frame rates. While the industry has been stuck at 24fps since the Roaring 20s, Cameron believes that by bumping that up to 48fps, or even 60fps, Hollywood can… » 4/01/11 10:40am 4/01/11 10:40am

The Next Mars Rover Won't Have a 3D Camera

It was pretty cool to hear that James Cameron got NASA to put 3D cameras in Curiosity, the next Mars Rover. If 3D is good for anything, it's exploring space and worlds we've never actually seen before (see: Avatar). But alas, NASA decided against it. » 3/28/11 12:55pm 3/28/11 12:55pm

Avatar 3D Blu-rays Won't Be Available For Sale Until 2012 Thanks to…

Tough luck if you were planning on buying Avatar 3D on Blu-ray. The only way you'll be able to pick one up is by purchasing a Panasonic 3DTV or Blu-ray player, as Panny has an exclusive deal until February 2012. » 12/14/10 5:00am 12/14/10 5:00am

Glasses-less 3DTV is "Eight to Ten Years Away" From Taking Off, Says…

While glasses-less 3DTV is already winging its way to Japan in the shape of Toshiba's two tiny TVs, James Cameron reckons it's "eight to ten years away" until it autostereoscopic 3DTV properly takes off. For now, we're stuck with glasses. » 11/03/10 12:20pm 11/03/10 12:20pm

Avatar 2 and 3 Will See James Cameron Pick Up the 3D Camera Once More

While all seven of the 3DTV-owners worldwide await the release of the Avatar Blu-ray in 3D, 20th Century Fox has announced that James Cameron has already signed on to direct Avatar 2 and 3, out in 2014 and 2015. » 10/27/10 10:10am 10/27/10 10:10am

James Cameron Heads For Mariana Trench to Film Avatar Sequel and…

Director James Cameron is building a sub that can plunge 36,000 feet beneath the surface of the ocean. If he can pull it off, he could win a $10 million X Prize and shoot footage for an "Avatar" sequel simultaneously. » 9/18/10 10:00am 9/18/10 10:00am

Avatar Returning to IMAX 3D For Two Weeks

Look guys, James Cameron has only made $350 million thus far on Avatar. I think I speak for us all when I say I'd sleep better knowing he made an even half billion. » 7/09/10 12:00pm 7/09/10 12:00pm