‘Monumental’ Titanic and Avatar star tragically dies aged 63 | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Titanic and Avatar producer Jon Landau has been hailed a monumental determine within the movie trade in tributes following his dying on the age of 63.

Landau was the long-time producing associate of James Cameron and was chief working officer of his manufacturing firm Lightstorm Entertainment.

He is credited with serving to to make historical past because the producer of three of the highest 4 highest-grossing motion pictures of all time.

A press release from Lord Of The Rings director Sir Peter Jackson and his spouse Fran Walsh, whose Weta FX firm was the visible results home for the Avatar movies, mentioned: “We are devastated by the loss of Jon Landau.

“Jon was not only a monumental figure in the film industry but also a cherished collaborator and friend.

“Jon brought unparalleled passion to the projects he worked on and his influence will continue to inspire for years to come. Our deepest condolences are with Jon’s family and loved ones, as well as Jim (Cameron) and the Lightstorm Entertainment team.”

Titanic, launched in 1997 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was the primary movie to cross the one-billion greenback (£781,500,000) threshold on the international field workplace.

Cameron’s 2009 movie Avatar and 2022 sequel Avatar: The Way Of Water went on to prime Titanic’s field workplace haul.

Joe Letteri, who was the visible results supervisor on the Avatar movies, mentioned: “I am heartbroken at the loss of our friend Jon Landau.

“He was an amazing and generous man, and a world-class film-maker who leaves a legacy that will last for generations.

“On behalf of all of us at Weta FX, it was an honour to work beside him. His dedication to the art of film-making inspired us every day. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

Landau’s profession in Hollywood spanned many years and he co-produced hits comparable to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Dick Tracy.

In the Nineteen Nineties he served as govt vp of function movie manufacturing at twentieth Century Fox, the place he oversaw main productions together with Die Hard 2, The Last Of The Mohicans and True Lies.