James Cameron only interested in making Avatar sequels

Having made two of the biggest box-office films of all time, you would think that James Cameron would be trying to vary his next few projects. However he has insisted that his next group of films will actually be sequels from his recent money-making triumph Avatar.

The Oscar-winning director, who was recently promoting the 3D re-release of his previous success Titanic, said that he would only be dedicating his time to making Avatar 2 and 3 thus ending his involvement in other planned projects such as the Cleopatra remake.

“I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and film-making. 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, 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.”

An intriguing decision by Cameron who prior to Avatar had taken a long absence from his Titanic work. However it’s great news for Avatar fans who believed that the original was worthy of a couple of sequels.

If Cameron can commit as much to these sequels as he did with the first film, then there’s no doubt the Avatar series can become as huge as the likes of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Bold statement to make but I was one of many who was fascinated by the original film’s glorious 3D so any sequel is welcoming!

Be the first to comment on "James Cameron only interested in making Avatar sequels"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.