James Cameron directing 3-D Black Eyed Peas movie: Would you buy a ticket?
Image Credit: John Medina/WireImage.com; Mark FellmanCould James Cameron be turning from tall blue aliens to Black Eyed Peas? In to a recent interview with Vibe (via MTV), Pea-in-chief will.i.am says the Avatar auteur has signed on to direct a 3-D film based on their worldwide touring. “We have the biggest director, because we are the biggest group on the planet,” he’s quoted as saying.
As self-congratulatory as Will’s logic might sound, this pairing actually makes a lot of sense. Anyone who’s seen the Peas in concert recently knows that their live show is already an immersive sci-fi spectacle. And really, James Cameron and the Black Eyed Peas are doing similar things in two different media. Both of them make huge, expensive, insanely popular entertainment for the masses — and they both use their shiny popcorn as a vehicle for some well-meant if simplistic messaging about peace and tolerance and stuff.
Neither Cameron’s nor the Peas’ reps have gotten back to me with further details on this project, but ’til then: Would you go see this movie if it ever comes out? I would!
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