Today we have some good news and some bad news from director James Cameron. Cameron has been hard at work on the scripts for the Avatar sequels, and it looks as though everything is going well. We knew that the director was planning 2 and 3, but during an interview with the New York Times he mentioned the possibility of a part 4.
Here is what Cameron had to say when asked about his professional future:
I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions.
Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. 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. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing.
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.
We recently reported that Cameron was set to direct Battle Angel after he wrapped the Avatar sequels. The above statements make it sound like that is not that case. Who knows, things could change.
I personally do not care about Battle Angel because I don't know much about the project. Avatar was amazing, and I am interested in seeing what Cameron has in store for audiences.
Are you upset that Battle Angel is looking less than certain?