Becoming the biggest film of all time, fans of Avatar are eager to see what director James Cameron has in store for his two sequels to Avatar, and apart from knowing that some of the sequels will be based underwater, little else is known. What we do know is that Cameron is hard at work writing the two sequels, and has been over the past 4 years, and no doubt he will blow our minds all over again and considering Cameron’s love of the ocean, I imagine he has some great ideas.
Various deadlines for when Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are expected to start filming and their eventual release have come and gone, with a more recent statement from Zoe Saldana who thought that production for Avatar 2 may start as soon as early 2014.
So it is welcome news to hear that Cameron has enlisted some help in terms of the script for Avatar 2 from Josh Friedman, who created Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, according to The Wrap. Whether Friedman will also be working on Avatar 3 is another question, but Cameron’s plan was to initially film the two sequels back-to-back. Friedman is also not new to 20th Century Fox as a scriptwriter, having written the screenplay for Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia and co-wrote the script to Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, not to mention writing the pilot for Locke & Key.
We also recently reported that Avatar producer Jon Landau revealed some of what they are planning for the sequels through the use of new technology and that the plan is not to shoot dry-for-wet, but to actually film motion capture scenes underwater on Avatar 2!
So, watch this space and lets hope that now that Cameron has got Friedman on board, production may commence in the not to distant future!!