There may not be many of you out there, but considering the success of the first Avatar movie there must be at least a few people who are looking forward to James Cameron’s promised sequels. Though the first was, in my humble opinion, a shallow pile of crap with little plot, a terrible script, mediocre acting and action scenes that were about as cliché as they come, it did make tons of cash. And Cameron has some sort of hard-on for making more, so they will be coming. But how’s the schedule going with that, you ask? Check out what Avatar and Star Trek alumni Zoe Saldana had to say about it below.
In an interview with MTV, Zoe had some things to say about director James Cameron and how his progress is going:
I know that he’s sort of been removing himself from things that might distract him so that he can focus on doing the final tweaks on the scripts. He did share that he’s in a very interesting and fragile place, because the story is dictating itself.
You walk a fine line when you’re the creator of the story you’re going to tell, of the manipulation that you may have unconsciously of the story and the characters versus allowing the story to unfold it, because you did create such a monumental and solid platform that they’re just living and breathing organisms and they’re the ones that need to make their own decisions. I’m geek talking right now, but that’s how intense it affects me and how I feel about amazing storytellers like James Cameron, like J.J. Abrams. They create things that are real out of unimaginable scenarios, and that is beautiful to me.
That was an amazingly insightful response from Saldana, especially considering the not-insightful nature of Avatar. Thumbs up to you Zoe and may your future hold projects more worthy of your brains and talent.
Currently, Avatar 2 and 3 are scheduled to begin shooting sometime early next year and the first sequel has a tentative release date of late 2014.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.