Renowned director James Cameron who’s film, Avatar, broke world records, has announced that Avatar 2 and 3 will be his next projects. The second and third of the trilogy will be shot back to back for a December 2014 and December 2015 release.
According to deadline.com, 20th Century Fox made a “huge” donation to Cameron’s green fund which propelled Cameron to move forward with the projects. It seems like the films are in Cameron’s best interest due to Avatar’s wide success in the box office as well as its success in the Academy Awards. Avatar is the highest grossing film in the history of cinema, it is no wonder why Cameron’s producers are pushing the project.
However, this also means that Cameron’s most recent project for Sony Pictures, Cleopatra, starring Angelina Jolie, will have to be put on hold.
Again, the new Avatar films will employ the 3D and CGI technology that Cameron and his team produced for the first film.
This is exciting news for Avatar fans and maybe not so exciting for filmmakers trying to compete with Cameron. That’s showbiz.