James Cameron Aims for Glasses-Free 3D for Avatar Sequels

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Director James Cameron wants glasses-free 3D experience for his four Avatar sequels: Avatar 2 is slated to hit theaters around Christmas 2018, followed by Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 in 2022, and Avatar 5 in 2023, all around winter holidays.

While accepting his admission as a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers member, James Cameron discussed the Avatar sequels, and hopes that they'll be able to utilize glasses-free 3D eventually.

IndieWire was at the rare ceremony, and here's what Cameron said about that:

"I'm going to push. Not only for better tools, workflow, high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR) — the things we are working toward. I'm still very bullish on 3D, but we need brighter projection, and ultimately I think it can happen — with no glasses. We'll get there."

I'm not even sure if that technological innovation could work, but if there's one filmmaker who can pull it off, it would be James Cameron. We've seen a few TV manuracturers presenting prototype glass-less 3D televisions, such as this Samsuing 8K SUHD TV at CES 2015:

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Could Cameron pull off this kind of technology by 2018?

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