Ryan Convinces ‘Avatar’ Director James Cameron To Join Twitter [VIDEO]

January 28, 2011 10:01 am

(Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions)

The legendary film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, explorer, and simply put movie majesty, James Cameron joined Ryan Friday morning in studio “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” for his latest action-packed 3D flick “Sanctum.”

James, aka Jim, who executive produced “Sanctum” with producer Andrew Wright, revealed the idea for the film came from their 6 years of experience exploring and diving together where they came to think “what we’re doing here on our expeditions is no harder than a theatrical motion picture.” James revealed they then took the same technology from “Avatar” and used the “fusion camera system” to shoot the underwater action-adventure in 3D.

Cameron explained his vision of “exploring a cave under water and in the chambers, is all about that sense of entrapment [and the] 3D makes you feel like you can reach out and touch the walls…it puts you there.” James furthered not only will the audience feel a physiological affect on themselves, but when the movie is over they’ll literally “leave happy to be alive”–a feeling which James sure can relate to! As he confesses, “I’ve almost died a couple times diving,” adding (in an amusingly casual and calm tone), “I got entangled and ran out of air.”

As Jim seems to have experienced, and explored it all, there is still one area of life which he had yet to explore until now–the world of Twitter! The icon said “I haven’t done [Twitter] yet because you want to do it right and make sure you answer the stuff yourself…I’ll have to think in bites and take bites of those bites…no first draft!”

You can tweet James Cameron himself, who promises to “personally respond,” at @JimCameron and embark on your own expedition and near death experience when “Sanctum” in 3D hits theaters February 4th.

For the full interview, like inside scoop on the casting and how the actors had to actually learn to use rebreathers and dive themselves, listen to the full interview above!