Entertainment Magazine have a bit of a sci-fi scoop on their hands; they’ve got James Cameron talking about the 3D sequel to Avatar. Actually, there may be more than one sequel.
“I’ve had a storyline in mind from the start — there are even scenes in Avatar that I kept in because they lead to the sequel,”
Cameron says in his Entertainment interview;
“It just makes sense to think of it as a two or three film arc, in terms of the business plan. The CG plants and trees and creatures and the musculo-skeletal rigging of the main characters — that all takes an enormous amount of time to create. It’d be a waste not to use it again.”
Avatar was a gamble for the Cameron and his backers but surely it’s paid off now – Avatar is closing (has past?) Titanic (his own movie) as the highest earning film of all time. Whereas a sequel to Titanic was always going to be unlikely Avatar has no such restrictions.