James Cameron is Only in the "Avatar Business" Now
Director, James Cameron, has announced that he is only in “the ‘Avatar’ business now” in a recent interview with the New York Times.
“I’m making ‘Avatar 2,’ ‘Avatar 3,’ maybe ‘Avatar 4.’ I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts.”
Although Cameron admits that strict “Avatar” career might have it’s limitations, he points out that it will give him the freedom to say exactly what he wants about “the state of the world.” He has also stated that he will continue to produce documentaries.
This shouldn’t come as a big surprise given the Oscar-winning directors heavy involvement in environmental causes. The first Avatar was widely acclaimed for it’s strong message of deforestation and environmental responsibility. Even as the film continued to gain momentum, Cameron was sure to leverage the success for environmental causes, such as planting over one million trees.
Carrying on in this tradition, Cameron has previously stated some of the environmental aspects that are being considered for the Avatar sequels, outlining that they will be shot using alternative energy and with a carbon neutral production company. He has also announced that the remaining films will directly benefit various green charities.
Considering how well the first “Avatar” film did, the sequels could mean incredible outcomes for both charitable contributions and exposure to the “state of the world” message that Cameron is trying to promote.