'Avatar' Sequels to Hit In 2014, 2015
I guess we can shelve those rumors of James Cameron directing a film based on the life of “Cleopatra”.
Twentieth Century Fox announced today that they’ve secured the director for the next two films in the “Avatar” saga — set to be released in 2014 and 2015. Apparently Cameron, who will start work on the scripts early next year, has yet to decide in the movies will be filmed back-to-back.
“In the second and third films, which will be self contained stories that also fulfill a greater story arc, we will not back off the throttle of AVATAR’s visual and emotional horsepower, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world,” said Cameron in a statement. “I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.”
According to Deadline, Cameron only agreed to focus on “Avatar” after Fox made a massive donation to his “environmental green fund” — which is odd, because as far as we know, the director doesn’t have one. Could they possibly mean Prop 23 — for which he gave $1 million to fight a couple weeks back?
Either way, get ready for a return trip to Pandora. Excited?