29 Feb '12, 4pm

To the ocean's deepest point James Cameron may soon visit Mariana Trench (& may shoot some 'Avatar 2' while there)

To the ocean's deepest point James Cameron may soon visit Mariana Trench (& may shoot some 'Avatar 2' while there)

GO DEEP: James Cameron in a scene from the film "Ghosts of the Abyss." (Photo courtesy 'Ghosts of the Abyss') It's a real-life adventure that James Cameron has been planning for a long time — and one that may be only weeks away from coming true. Sources are reporting that the 57-year-old is making final preparations to dive the Mariana Trench (a.k.a. the deepest part of the world's oceans ) and descend nearly 36,000 feet in a custom-made submarine. Cameron first made public his intentions to make the trip back in September 2010 . If successful, he would be the first person to do so since 1960, when a scientist and navy lieutenant descended five hours in the submersible "Trieste" to 35,797 feet. "We are using lightweight but very strong carbon composite materials and other advanced technologies very different from the Trieste, which was a hollowed-out cannonball," he told T...

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