Director plans to shoot the sequels back to back
James Cameron has revealed that he will shoot two Avatar sequels back to back, releasing them in 2014 and 2015.
The director has said that the next two adventures will be an “epic journey” – and will once again star Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, reports The Independent.
Like the first movie, both films will be shot in 3D.
Cameron said: “With two new films on the drawing boards, my company and I are embarking on an epic journey with our partners at Twentieth Century Fox. Our goal is to meet and exceed the global audience’s expectations for the richness of Avatar‘s’ visual world and the power of the storytelling.”
Chiefs at Twentieth Century Fox had previous said that getting Cameron to make a sequel to the most successful movie of all time was a “high priority” for the studio.
A spokesperson for Fox said: “Avatar is not only the highest-grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet.
“We had no higher priority, and can feel no greater joy, than enabling Jim to continue and expand his vision of the world of Avatar. This is a great day in the history of our company.”