According to The Hollywood Reporter, as the clock ticks down toward the December start date of James Cameron's next project, the director is shifting his full attention from Battle Angel. Although he has publicly identified that film as his next movie, he also is readying a parallel project, tentatively titled Project 880, according to sources at Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.

Both films would be shot in 3-D with custom-designed high-definition cameras. Whichever film Cameron does next, he also plans to use a photo-real version of the performance capture technology used by Robert Zemeckis on The Polar Express.

Seven years after Titanic took the all-time global boxoffice crown ($1.8 billion), the 50-year-old writer-director had said that he plans to return to directing with a big-budget studio picture for 20th Century Fox after producing TV and movie projects (Dark Angel, Solaris) and experimenting with 3-D Imax documentaries.