James Cameron Reveals Intentions For 'Avatar' Sequels
If you're a James Cameron and an Avatar fan, your day just got a little bit better. Titanic director, Cameron, is reportedly devoting his future to projects based on the Na'vi and Avatar, which starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, and Giovanni Ribisi in 2009.
"I'm in the Avatar business. Period," Cameron told The New York Times. "That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I'm not going to produce other people's movies for them. I'm not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it."
That's just the fictional side of things, however. Apart from devoting himself to Avatar, Cameron is also interested in continuing to make documentaries. "I've done five documentaries in the last 10 years, and I'll hopefully do a lot more. In fact, I'm doing one right now, which is on this, the Deep Sea Challenge project that we just completed the first expedition. So that'll be a film that'll get made this year and come out first quarter of next year."
So when can you expect these promised Avatar sequels? "It was a very, very uphill battle on the first film," Cameron revealed. "So we've been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up the new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing. We haven't gotten to the design stage yet. That'll be next."
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