By Dennis Humenn,
Avatar fans have been patiently waiting since 2009 for another “Avatar” movie, but they know James Cameron is working hard. Cameron, the writer-director-producer of the critically acclaimed, Oscar winning movie, is currently in New Zealand working hard on scripts for both “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3”. “I’m writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world.” stated Cameron.
Cameron compares his work with the likes of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, with only one difference. In a conversation with the director, Peter Jackson, he said “You had it easy dude,” Cameron told him. “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.”
Cameron is forced to write his own new scripts for any squeals he wants in the possible “Avatar” franchise. But Cameron says he enjoys writing scripts and once you get into it, “That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast.” Most can hope for a good squeal and see as it’s coming from the same mind as the first one it should be fantastic.
The creating squeal to a film that engaged the nation most be a heavy task, especially on the man who created the film. “Avatar” is the highest-grossing film ever produced by James Cameron. Cameron knows about squeals and understands the challenge in writing them. When asked on his take for squeals he explains “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.” Cameron is surprisingly not worried about anything thought, when asked if he’s feeling the pressure to get another movie out, he said, “Pressure? No.”
Seeing as how the first movie did so well, there are best hope for the next. “Avatar” earned over $26,000,000 on opening day and over $77,000,000 over its opening weekend. The movie reached one billion dollars after only 19 days of international release, the quickest movie to do so, it was also the first movie to ever gross over two billion dollars worldwide. Not only highly grossing but also highly acclaimed, “Avatar” was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including “Best Picture”, and won “Best Art Direction”, “Best Cinematography” and “Best Visual Effects.”
There is no update on how the movie squeals scripts are going, or when they’ll be done; Cameron stated, “As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out.”