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James Cameron plans to finish all three 'Avatar' sequel scripts within six weeks

Reddit users got scoop from James Cameron himself on Saturday when the director offered up meaty details about the upcoming "Avatar" movies.

Cameron told the site during an AMA session ("Ask Me Anything" Q&A) that he's currently working on the scripts for "Avatar's" three sequels and plans to complete them within six weeks.

"The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously," he wrote. "They're essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks."

Although he wrote the screenplay for "Avatar" by himself, Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno are collaborating with him on the sequel scripts.

"The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down to a length that is affordable," he wrote on Reddit.

Cameron also reiterated his love of 3D movies and large screen formats.

"I believe all movies should be made in 3D, forever, but the projection needs to be better and brighter," he wrote. "I want people to see in the movie theaters what I am seeing in my perfectly calibrated screening room and people aren't seeing that. Larger formats. I'd love to see screens get bigger.

But when it comes to storytelling, he'd like films to mirror the smallscreen.

"I'd like to see Hollywood embrace the caliber of writing in feature films that we're currently seeing in the series on television - more emphasis on character, and less on explosions and pyrotechnics," he wrote. "And I'm talking the big tentpole movies, I think they're obnoxiously loud and fast."

Production on "Avatar 2" is scheduled to begin this fall. The pics are slated for December 2016 to 2018.

"Avatar" grossed $2.8 billion worldwide in 2009. The sci-fi epic won Oscars for cinematography, visual effects and art direction in 2010. The new films, which are supposed to introduce new habitats and cultures, are sure to push the technological boundaries of film even further.

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, who starred in the blockbuster, will return for the sequels. Despite her character's death in the first movie, Sigourney Weaver will also reprise her role as Dr. Grace Augustine. "Who said she died? Nobody dies in a science fiction movie," Cameron said back in 2010. "Whether Grace lives or dies depends more on Sigourney's agent than anything."

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littlebones 13th-Apr-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
i hope kathryn bigelow steals a few more of his oscars
chthonist 13th-Apr-2014 12:14 am (UTC)
No thanks!!!!!
planetrob 13th-Apr-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
odd its taken so long
karinette001 13th-Apr-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
didn't it take a good 10 yrs to prep the first one?? but yeh we'd figure he'd take less time now that he has his base for the his serie.
homosexual_man 13th-Apr-2014 02:16 am (UTC)
Or maybe not because he wants to push the envelope :-P
cousinokapi 13th-Apr-2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Wasn't a lot of that time developing the technology he needed to ~make his dream come alive.
insecuredesign 13th-Apr-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
somnus_angel 13th-Apr-2014 12:28 am (UTC)
mte Seb.
karinette001 13th-Apr-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
oh good lorde
insecuredesign 13th-Apr-2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Amazing icon :(
karinette001 13th-Apr-2014 12:25 am (UTC)
thanks :( Chilly was such a sassy king ;-;
reluctantlylove 13th-Apr-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
no to more movies being made in 3D
qween_frostine 13th-Apr-2014 12:15 am (UTC)
Looks like he'll need to hurry up and Netflix FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue.
davejohn 13th-Apr-2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
or pocahontas 2

or whatever movie hee's gonna rip off
superdogbiter 13th-Apr-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
"all movies should be made in 3D"

no way dude
bigbranch 13th-Apr-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
"I'd like to see Hollywood embrace the caliber of writing in feature films that we're currently seeing in the series on television - more emphasis on character, and less on explosions and pyrotechnics," he wrote. "And I'm talking the big tentpole movies, I think they're obnoxiously loud and fast."

gurl check yourself first
thejoker 13th-Apr-2014 09:25 am (UTC)
Seriously. He's so fucking delusional.
isntdaveone 13th-Apr-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
superdogbiter 13th-Apr-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
i'm still baffled how it was nominated for best picture
zyuranger 13th-Apr-2014 12:16 am (UTC)
No thank you.

nalaa1906 13th-Apr-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
my_dear_watson7 13th-Apr-2014 12:19 am (UTC)
There are going to be three more Avatar movies?

karinette001 13th-Apr-2014 12:25 am (UTC)
lmfao this gif
sunredskyblue 13th-Apr-2014 12:26 am (UTC)
hahahha
dizzy879 13th-Apr-2014 12:27 am (UTC)
LOL!
missyxxmisch 13th-Apr-2014 12:33 am (UTC)
lol.
manita_bestija 13th-Apr-2014 12:19 am (UTC)
it's easy to write a couple of scripts in a couple of days when you steal already existing material as ~inspiration~
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