James Cameron has been making the press rounds in support of Avatar's upcoming re-release on August 27th. In an exclusive interview that we conducted with the director last week, Cameron hinted that he will most likely shoot both Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 back-to-back, but that he was still working on a deal with 20th Century Fox, and that he wouldn't start shooting the first sequel until a deal was firmly in place. This morning, Cameron appeared on KTLA 5 Morning News, where he offered an update on the production.
According to Cameron, Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are at least three years away from actually happening, but he feels that we won't see the first one until at least 2014. The director is currently writing the novel for Avatar, which he claims is more than just a cheap novelization of the working script. He also revealed that he has been working on a secret screenplay for the last few years, which he may shoot in the interim. According to IESB, the film will be completely live action, but no further plot details were offered at this time. Cameron is currently unsure if he wants to embark on this new adventure before or after he concludes his proposed Avatar trilogy.
One thing is for certain, before Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 hit the big screen, we will see at least one more underwater documentary from the hard working director. We will have video for you on this story as soon as it is made available.