Published On: Mon, Mar 18th, 2013

James Cameron offers an update on writing ‘Avatar 2’ and ‘Avatar 3’ from scratch

While the pending deadlines appear closer and closer James Cameron addressed the upcoming pair of Avatar sequels.

Speaking to Play Goes Strong which was published  by Collider in a March 17 article, Cameron talked about trying to build Avatar sequels from scratch.

James Cameron directing "Avatar" Photo/20th Century Fox

James Cameron directing “Avatar” Photo/20th Century Fox

“I’m working on ‘Avatar 2′ and ‘Avatar 3.’ I was talking the other day with Peter Jackson and said, ‘You had it easy dude. You had the books, when you did the second and third ‘Lord of the Rings.’ I have to create my own books in my head and extract a script from it. I’m deep into it and I’m living in Pandora right now. There is that start up torque where you feel it’s coming to you. Then you build up momentum. That’s when it gets fun. The characters talk and it’s writing itself. I’m almost there right now. It’s building fast.”

Cameron explained he’s isolated himself in New Zealand to pen the projects.

“I’m calling you from New Zealand right now where I’m writing on a little farm. When you live in a special world like Pandora, you have to live in that world.”

The Terminator director refused to acknowledge the pressure of doing the sequels.

“Pressure, no. It’s a little daunting because sequels are always tricky. You have to be surprising and stay ahead of audience anticipation. At the same time, you have to massage their feet with things that they know and love about the first film. I’ve walked that line in the past, so I’m not too worried about it. At the same time, I definitely have to deliver the goods…As for a release date that will be determined by when I get the script out. No pressure!”


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