June 28, 2012
Cameron To Film Multiple Avatar Sequels Back to Back
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|Three more Avatar films are going to be produced at the same time, according to actress Sigourney Weaver, who is appearing in each of the sequels.|
Speaking to Showbiz 411, the actor let slip that production is due to start in the fall, though she was unsure how long the shoot might be. "I just show up," she said. Likewise, there are no details of release dates, though a number of sites have speculated that the films could be released in consecutive years. Cameron's producer Jon Landau has previously said the first sequel may not arrive until 2016.
The film maker himself revealed in May that four movies are now planned and has said he is likely to direct only Avatar movies for the rest of his career. "I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it," Cameron told the New York Times. "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."
Cameron has previously hinted that the second film might take place on another planet in the same solar system as Pandora, the fertile forest moon where Avatar's action took place. He has also mentioned the possibility of exploring the planet's oceans. The film-maker said characters that survived the first film "get to be in the second film, at least in some form".
Released in 2009, Avatar has made a staggering $2.7bn worldwide and currently stands as the highest grossing film of all time. Recently Cameron invested some of these profits into Planetary Resources, a company with plans to launch exploratory spacecraft within two years and could be extracting valuable materials from near-Earth asteroids a few years after that.
SOURCE The Guardian
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