James Cameron‘s Avatar made an embarrassingle large amount of money, so it was a no-brainer that Cameron, or some other director of his choice would make more, but we haven’t heard much about it lately. Luckily for us, while Cameron was pimping out his Cirque du Soleil 3D movie directed by Andrew Adamson, the Play Goes Strong reporter Cindy Pearlman asked him to give fans an update on the Avatar sequels.
“I’m working on ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3.’ I was talking the other day with Peter Jackson and said, ‘You had it easy dude. You had the books when you did the second and third ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I have to create my own books in my head and extract a script from it. I’m deep into it and I’m living in Pandora right now. There is that start up torque where you feel it’s coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast.”
Cameron is currently writing the Avatar sequels in New Zealand and talked about the process:
“As a writer, I need isolation. I’m calling you from New Zealand right now where I’m writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world.”
Cameron was then asked if he was feeling any building pressure to top the first movie:
“Pressure, no. It’s a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I’ve walked that line in the past, so I’m not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods. As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!”
Although Avatar 2 was originally targeted for a December, 2014 release and Avatar 3 for December, 2015, nothing’s in stone until Cameron gets the completed scripts over to Twentieth Century Fox Film and the production gurus work their magic.
Will you still care when the movies finally come out?
Via: Play Goes Strong