HEINUS – LOS ANGELES Film director and adventurer James Cameron has announced a space resources company called Planetary Resources that will not only mine asteroids for precious minerals but will make films in space. Google Inc executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are also investors in the new firm.
In addition to asteroid mining, Cameron says the new company wall also make films in space. “This is an opportunity to do some really new, cutting edge, cool stuff,” Cameron said.
According to sources at Planetary Resources Cameron’s first space directorial effort will be unlike anything ever seen. The film will be shot in 4D at 100 frames per second and star Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and tell the story of a space ship that hits an asteroid while on its maiden voyage. “We’re not sure audiences are ready for anything this fresh,” one source said.
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