If you're a screenwriter hoping to get your movie made with the help of James Cameron, you missed the boat! The blockbuster filmmaker has revealed that he's DONZO with anything that isn't Avatar or documentary related.
In fact, he's "completely disbanded" his production company's development team. The man is SERIOUS!
While chatting up the New York Times in Beijing, the Titanic director declared:
"I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. 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. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing."
Cameron clearly values quality over quantity, so don't expect to see Avatar 2, 3 or 4 any time soon. So far they are still locked in pre-production, as he continued to explain:
"So we’ve been mostly working on the tool set, the production pipeline, setting up the new stages in Los Angeles, setting up the new visual effects pipeline in New Zealand, that sort of thing. And, by the way, writing. We haven’t gotten to the design stage yet. That’ll be the next."
If you are a fan of Cameron's underwater expedition documentaries, then you'll at least be happy to hear that he's got another one called Deep Sea Challenge coming out sometime next year.
So we gotta know…are U excited or bummed to hear that Cameron will only be making Avatar movies for the rest of his career?
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