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James Cameron's PROJECT 880 revealed? Behold...

Hey folks, Harry here - this scoop was sent into Moriarty last night, but I was asleep and couldn't post the pics, so you'll have to endure my rambling instead. Nightwing swooped down and snatched these shots that show us the secret PROJECT 880 that James Cameron has been working on and apparently had a world premiere of last night in Westwood. See...

Ok ok ok oooooooooooK. Tis a joke, in actuality this was part of the shoot for an upcoming episode of ENTOURAGE - which has been talking about this fictional James Cameron project. Honestly, I'd kill to see a James Cameron AQUAMAN... just not really with that font or cast. But that's just me. Sorry about the bait and switch, but we all know PROJECT 880 is AVATAR anyways. And this is just a lot of fun!

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  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST

    There are pictures?

    by DerLanghaarige

    I can't see them for any reason, doesn'T matter if it's a joke or not :P

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST


    by RoboScreech


  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by all your base

    you so silly

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:12 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Bring AVATAR on to show how useless today's bunch of blockbuster makers really are...Brett Ratner, Tim Story etc your time is up.... JAMES CAMERON IS BACK!!!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    It might have been a bait and switch but...


    Damn it was a good one Harry! Can't wait for new Entourage episodes.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    James Cameron is neutral in my book

    by I Dunno

    Terminator 1 & 2, The Abyss, Aliens, classics. Dark Angel, True Lies, Strange Days, Rambo 2, good movies (tv shows). Titanic however, negated all of that. So he's at zero now. So I'm open minded about his next project.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    The orange skin-tight shirt just doesn't work. Where is Uwe Boll when you need him?

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by Chief Redcock

    This would be way cooler than Avatar.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST


    by ZombieSolutions


  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    whats wrong with the font?

    by modlight

    I was happy that it actually kind of looked like a real movie logo, not the horrible fake ones they use for fake posters in movies about making movies.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    i wonder...

    by calami-shami

    how they're going to treat this joke on the show now that its spread so far out of control. I hope they have a little segment where some overweight, never been laid, drooling fanboy is bashed over the head repeatedly with an aluminum baseball bat.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Strange Days

    by RetroActive

    Cameron co-wrote that, but I think Kathryn Bigelow, his ex-wife, directed it.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Wonder what the suit looks like

    by viranth

    The concept suit they had in "Entourage" looked hideous. Wonder what it'll look like when Vincent approves it.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    cant wait for avatar....

    by misnomer

    a movie about blue cats that will win the oscars!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Holy Mother of God!

    by seppukudkurosawa

    You realise what you just went and did in making this article? You opened up the flood-gates for AQUAF@G DEUX: WHALBERG VS WALKEN. This talkback's gonna fucking explode. Anyhoo the first time I caught Wahlberg was in The Corruptor and I had this to say back then, "How many times must these great Hong Kong stars be told not to come to America? And how many times must Mark Wahlberg be told to go to Hong Kong?".

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST

    J@mes C@meron

    by BrandLoyalist

    There's what's wrong with the font modlight

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by Bass Ackwards

    Never seen the show, but saw that first pic and had a minor panic attack, phew.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Aquaman could be cool if they changed the costume...

    by Batutta

    I mean, come on, Aquaman is no icon like Spider-Man or Superman, or even the X-Men, so I think a liberal interpretaion done by James Cameron could be pretty damn cool.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:43 a.m. CST

    ENTOURAGE BABY Fuck Yeah!!!!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Wouldn't it be dope if they got Cameron and his production company to do just 1 minute's worth of what JC's envisionment of Aquaman would look like. THAT WOULD BE THE SHIT!!!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:44 a.m. CST


    by R.C. the "Wise"

    aka the Uwe Boll fan club Hee Hee.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:46 a.m. CST

    OMFG!!!! that was a big WTF when i saw the pictures

    by TheResident

    fell for it, damn you harry, lol xD

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST

    And after Cameron liked Alien vs Predator...

    by TheResident

    i wouldn't be surprised if in the next interview he says that he loves Uwe Boll's work Cameron is kinda bizarre these days

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Can't believe they're actually doing an AQUAMAN tv show

    by Doc_McCoy

    They're either going to have to eliminate all of the underwater stuff, or they're actually going to try to do with with special f/x and it will look atrocious. By the way, Entourage is a fucking terrible show. Painfully unfunny.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST

    That was low, even for you, Harry.

    by Veraxus

    I mean, what the fuck. I nearly had a stroke from the dissapointment and dangerous sudden drop in blood pressure.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:55 a.m. CST

    i hope you rot in hell harry

    by Holodigm

    not really, but i was simultaneously amused and angered when i realized it was a joke. well played, clerks. well played.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Aquaman fears Sub-Mariner!

    by tonyblac

    Alien6 please!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Not sure why anyone would want to see an Aquaman movie.

    by smackfu

    I mean once you remove the costume (as a movie version would certainly do considering the duds that guy wears) you're left with a movie about a guy who can breath underwater and swim fast. And I'm pretty sure Kevin Costner already took care of that. I really struggle to think of anything that can take place centering around Aquaman that would actually be interesting to watch. Same thing goes for Whedon's Wonder Woman. If she's not wearing the wonder woman duds, flying an invisible ship or lassoing people, then what your left with is a movie about an ass kicking woman. Which Whedon has already given us seven seasons of. Somethings translate to film, and somethings don't. Aquaman and Wonder Woman don't. Besides, I'm boycotting WB until they make an Ambush Bug movie.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 12:44 p.m. CST

    you actually had me fooled for about 2 seconds

    by ATARI

    Good spoofing! Now, more Spidy 3 pics, please!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST


    by Jugs

    ....It's in the pipe, 5 by 5

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Batman Begins

    by SK909

    ...was ten thousand times better than either Spiderman movie. The acting was better, the atmosphere in the city, the effects, the way they played out his background. It was probably, IMHO, the first seamless comic book translation. Not to mention the fact that they didn't bring in the immediately recognizable villains right away and waste three of them on the first film. And yet it was still a total success with the greatest lead-in to a sequel I've ever seen. I just liked how it made perfect sense the way Gordon explained it at the end, it didn't seem forced. Like let's say the criminals become just as theatrical to instill greater fear and become legends in their own right. Man... hope they can keep it up for the sequel.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Quick, someone make Black Canary

    by Shaner Jedi

    ...the movie right now. Or how about Zatanna? How about a Justice League movie or cameo in one of the icon films like Bats or Supes?

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:19 p.m. CST

    James Cameron's Aquaman! I hope they have...

    by Isidore

    Flying Pyrhannas! Or the show at least makes a joke about them.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I should really start watching this show

    by Tall_Boy

    Mandy Moore. Hah. Gold.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    what's an Aquaman anyway?

    by BankyEdwards2309

    Here in the land of your fathers (some of them,anyway) Aquaman didn't really 'hit it off'here , on a national level, so we're kinda ignorant to his adventures. But, we'll hold our breath and take your word on it that it's gonna be worth waiting for..

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:51 p.m. CST

    So, one last time... What the hell is Avatar???

    by all

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Here's to another great season of Entourage

    by Bean_

    Can't wait!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    by all

    by misnomer

    avatar will be a fully cgi sci-fi adventure. the story goes: life is shit in the future. josh sully is the main character and is confined to a wheelchair. finds out his dead brother was involved in the avatar program. gets talked into signing up (use of his legs back) goes to far away planet. the humans have a military base and want to get as much precious natural resources from the planet as possible. to make this easier they "project" their minds into the alien species that inhabit the planet. (grow aliens in a lab for this) the aliens are cat-like blue creatures. josh sully gets overly attached to "being" one of the aliens and him along with a renegade group realise that "their" companies cause is evil. he also falls in love with one of the other cats. a big war breaks out. (theres some really cool creatures on the planet) it turns out the whole planet is like a giant "brain" where there is this "magical force" in the forest that maintains a balance in the ecosystem-and is defending itself against the "human virus" thats why the humans are taking so many hits from the local creatures. big big fight. main guy falls in love with a cat-finds a way to live in the avatar body forever by offering his soul to a tree. the blue cats live happily ever after. its better than it sounds btw! cameron goes into great detail describing the glowing forest and all its cool creatures. its really camerons star wars except mebbe not so original and a little preachy on the whole "were damaging the environment" message......its very good though.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    They're not REALLY cat-like - avatar description 'ere

    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    They're very alien in description. "The avatar is bigger than a human. It would stand about eight feet tall, if it uncurled. Its skin is blue... two shades of blue in a banded pattern like a snake of lizard (though the skin is smooth, not scaly). An iridescent cyan blue, almost robin's egg, is contrasted with a deep ultramarine which borders on purple. The darker color is almost solid on the back, and down the backs of the legs. The body is, strangely, almost human in most ways. The waist is narrow and elongated, the shoulders very wide, giving a V shaped upper back. The neck is long (maybe twice as long as an average human, or a little longer than some Vogue models) and, we will see, can turn almost 180 degrees, like an owl. The body overall is more slender, proportionately, then the average human, reminiscent of a Masai or Watusi. The musculature is sharply defined, given no sense of emaciation despite the thin proportions. The avatars in their womb-like environment are at their normal metabolic rate and grow rapidly. Their muscles are constantly electrostimulated, so that they develop normally. The hands are graceful, with three very long fingers, and one opposed thumb. The fingers curve smoothly, bending without joints. This sounds off-putting, but it is really quite beautiful. The faces are exquisite... with cheekbones high as any Pharoah's and large wise eyes, maybe twice the size of ours. When open they dominate the face, like those of a cat, or a lemur. The mouth is also large, but essentially human, with a faint cat-like bifurcation of the upper lip, and a coloration like permanent deep purple lipstick. The teeth are white, with pronounced canines, upper and lower. These guys are clearly carnivores, or at least omnivores. Did I mention the tail? They have a tail. Long and slightly prehensile, but more like the tail of a panther than a monkey. A complex pattern of iridescent dots and lines, perfectly symmetrical, runs over the body, almost following the lines of the nervous or circulatory system. These are bioluminescent chromatophores, and they glow in the dark like fireflies. The alien can communicate with these, and in fact they usually are shifting and changing color to indicate mood and emotion, without conscious control. The body has no hair whatsoever, though there is what looks like a black pony tail, or queue, originating in the back of the head and hanging down almost to the waist. This is not hair, but actually an external part of the nervous system."

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Cameron should direct Green Lantern!

    by TheButcher

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST

    *yawn* in other NON-news...

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Good joke, but...

    by pilgrim57

    Aquaman is so GAY. And James Cameron day is WAY past sunset. "Entourage" is a pretty good series, I must admit. But all of these comic book character movies are getting so tiresome. When someone with their nose constantly in a comic book looks up and gets this glazed look in their eyes and starts a conversation with "Wouldn't it be cool if..." it's time to turn around and walk politely away.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST


    by CuervoJones

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Damn I wanted to see Aquaman summon dolphins and eels

    by Bong

    against the forces of evil!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Entourage guest-star list is the best I've ever seen

    by Anchoriite

    Just about each episode has an a-list star in it.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    If it has been real imagine how epic...

    by Orionsangels

    the AQUAMAN movie would have been, 500million to make. 4 hrs long.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    aquaman ?

    by Gorgomel

    ok, I got it! This is the name of the Titanic sequel ! I guess Aquaman is Leo Di Caprio reprising his role

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    well, theyre fairly cat-like : )

    by misnomer

    okay so its hard not to make the script SOUND crap-but as with all that is cameron, the beauty is in the details..seriously-the main love story thing is really quite good....and some of the monsters and action sequences would be huge on screen....

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    James Cameron IS Aquaman

    by Psalmolive

    The man has probably spent more time in, and underwater than most fish do in their entire lives!

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Not for a second.

    by Novaman5000

    Not one.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 8:53 p.m. CST

    "Stay away from the water... stay away from the water."

    by Neosamurai85

    I have considered converting to the church of Chef Brian... and after much thinking I've decided that sprouts make the best seamen... for vegan sailors... in space... ... ... lemur lube! Peace.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 11:59 p.m. CST

    3-way-deal with Cameron, Marvel, and Microsoft!

    by JDanielP

    Everyone remember the exclusive deal between Marvel and Microsoft? James Cameron's "PROJECT 880" could be the 3rd piece in this puzzle!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Thank Christ this isn't real!!

    by BendersShinyAss

    For one thing, whats with the font? For another... Aquaman?? And to finish on a positive note - imagine for a second this was real. Kudos for a revalation the likes of which, sans internet of yesteryear.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 1:13 a.m. CST

    The only original thing Cameron ever did was The Abyss

    by moviemaniac-7

    Piranha 2: Sequel; Terminator: ripped off from numerous sources; Aliens: sequel; True Lies: remake; Titanic: well duh... -- Still! Cameron is a talented movie maker and if he had the skills as a writer as he has a director, he could've been one of the best.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Look what I made

    by BendersShinyAss

    Can I have some money now?

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Hug it out bitches

    by REDD

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Well, Bender...

    by kintar0

    that there's more than JDanielP will ever do with his entire life. Pretty cool, if a bit static. What's it from/for?

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 6:27 a.m. CST

    It's from a bunch of images and king kong

    by BendersShinyAss

    Actually it's test spfx for a film I plan on making AFTER this other one I'm working on now.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I thought the Avatar scriptment read like...

    by successor

    ...Dances with Wolves on another planet. Maybe it's just me, but the resemblance seemed a bit too close. A war vet goes to a new frontier and discover an native culture there. After some time he learns to overcome mutual distrust and ends up befriending and defending them from his own people. Just add a science fiction setting and you have Dances with Wolves. Yeah, I know, a good number of novels and movies have a plot like that, but it seemed almost beat for beat in the story, right down to the big hunt in the middle. Has anyone else who read the scriptment felt it was too much like Dances with Wolves?

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 9:41 a.m. CST

    "only original thing Cameron ever did was The Abyss"

    by Johnno

    Wait... wasn't that a book by Michael Crichton?

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Entourage is GOD

    by RezE11even

    I could kind of understand it not being your cup of tea... no wait.. I couldn't. Fuck everyone who doesn't like it. Nah, second thought, Let's hug it out. Bitch.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 3:14 p.m. CST

    BendersShinyAss, nice f/x shot.

    by one9deuce

    A little derivative, but still very nice. Too all that complain about the lack of "originality" in James Cameron's film concepts, I must say one thing: There ARE no original film concepts anymore. Everything has already been filmed, written about, or conceived of in some way. The usage of different concepts and most importantly the execution is what really matters. And nobody can make a better sci/fi or action film than James Cameron. Nobody. It's ironic that somebody pointed out that The Abyss is his only original idea, because I think The Abyss is his weakest effort by far. I have loved everything he has directed, but I only just like The Abyss. And to steal a cliche, all you fanboy haters of Cameron will be owned by his upcoming slate of films. I only hope that the 3D thing is a concept that won't get carried out.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST

    We all know Project 880 is.....

    by Doom II

    actually Titanic 2. DeCaprio's Jack is thawed out 1000 years after he sinks to the bottome of the ocean and he helps scientists figure out how the fuck Titanic grossed over a BILLION dollars at the box office!

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Actually, Cameron's AquaMan.......

    by Doom II

    would excited me 10000 times more than Avatar, but oh well.

  • Feb. 26, 2006, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Good joke Harry! Cool f/x Bender!

    by ComputerGuy68

    @qu@m@n could work if they do the Sub Diego story, so @qu@m@n has something to do...

  • Feb. 27, 2006, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Hey, don't get me wrong, I like Cameron's output so far

    by moviemaniac-7

    I just don't think he's the Second Coming. And I, for one, liked the Abyss. Maybe his best acted movie so far.

  • Feb. 27, 2006, 5:30 a.m. CST


    by Fortunesfool

    lots of people slagging Cameron here (and ok he deserved it for Titanic) but lets put a Jim Cameron film up against any other genre film and see whos still standing. Have you watched T2 recently. Looks like Lawrence of arabia compared to the mtv/cg crap that passes for genre cinema these days. Give him a break. At least he's gonna make a proper film and not a overcut cartoon.

  • Feb. 27, 2006, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Why is every Cameron film bathed in blue light?

    by I Dunno

    Yeah, it's night time, we get it. But the moon doesn't have a permanent blue gel around it. I can forgive all the emo shit that he puts in every film and I concede that if it weren't for the script, Titanic would have been a good film but I can't get past the perrenial blue light on everything.

  • Feb. 28, 2006, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I Dunno, what Emo stuff?

    by one9deuce

    Honestly, I can't think of any, enlighten me. And the blue light isn't supposed to be moonlight. It's supposed to be pitch black. The compromise being that if it actually was pitch black on screen you wouldn't be able to see anything. I'll go with the dark blue everything over dark black everything.