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Avatar sequel to be shot 10,972 meters under water

MUMBAI: For the sequel of his much-acclaimed Avatar, James Cameron has decided to set the follow-up to his hit blockbuster beneath the waves and he has commissioned engineers to build a special vessel to travel 10,972 meters to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific.


The two-seater submersible will be fitted with a heating system and 3D cameras to capture pictures of the depths for the film expected to release in 2014. Cameron, who has long had a passion for diving, is hoping to begin preparing for his mission later this year.


If he is successful, Cameron‘s team will be only the second to ever visit the Mariana Trench. In 1960, it took a scientist and a navy lieutenant five hours to descend to the floor, where they spent just 20 minutes before coming out of the ocean.

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