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Iconic director James Cameron sinks Battleship

09 January 2011

Titanic supremo James Cameron is at it again, having previously ranted about the substandard 3D conversions of Clash of the Titans and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (which incidently was not a 3D release), he's now slagging off Peter Berg's May 18 2012 release Battleship starring Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson, as well as Hollywood sequels in general.

The iconic director who is behind the two most successful films of all time said in a recent interview "We have a story crisis… Now they want to make the Battleship game into a film. This is pure desperation. Everyone in Hollywood knows how important it is that a film is a brand before it hit theaters. If a brand has been around, Harry Potter for example, or Spider-Man, you are lightyears ahead, and there lies the problem; because unfortunately these franchises are becoming more ridiculous. Battleship. This degrades the cinema."

Cameron has two sequels to his mega-hit Avatar in pre-production, and previously launched the Terminator franchise with action icon Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the 80's, and directed sci-fi sequel Aliens.

Many years ago, the film mogul wrote a Spider-Man script and came close to bringing the iconic superhero to the big screen, before Sam Raimi launched the franchise with Tobey Maquire and Kirsten Dunst. He is set to act as '3D mentor' to Marc Webb, who's directing the Spider-Man reboot and serves as executive producer on the Alister Grierson directed Sanctum which is set for a February 4th release in the UK and stars Richard Roxburgh and Ioan Gruffudd.

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