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James Cameron wants to go back into the water for Avatar sequel

04.20.2010

As he's demonstrated since THE ABYSS, James Cameron can't be kept away from water for too long before his gills start to quiver for that H2O.

An AVATAR sequel was a foregone conclusion, but the filmmaker is now starting to drop specific hints to what we might see on our next trip to deep space, and it sounds like we'll be hanging around on Pandora instead of visiting other nearby moons. Specifically, the liquidy region of Pandora: "Part of my focus in the second film is in creating a different environment – a different setting within Pandora," Cameron tells the LA Times. "And I’m going to be focusing on the ocean on Pandora, which will be equally rich and diverse and crazy and imaginative, but it just won’t be a rain forest. I’m not saying we won’t see what we’ve already seen; we’ll see more of that as well."

Cameron isn't done with the first AVATAR yet, either. You'll still have another chance to see it on the (really) big screen: "We’re working on finishing an additional six minutes of the film -- which includes a lot of Weta work -- for a theatrical re-release in August. We were sold out of our Imax performances right up to the moment until they were contractually obligated to switch to ALICE IN WONDERLAND, so we know we left money on the table there. And the 3-D really helped AVATAR right up until the moment that it hurt it. And it hurt it at the moment ALICE and then HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and CLASH OF THE TITANS came in and sucked up all the 3-D screens. We went from declining 8% a week to declining 50%."

In the interview, Cameron also discusses his general lack of interest in producing movies and reading science fiction, and offers some reactions to AVATAR's monstrous reception. Check it out HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Cool, some giant freaky 3D undersea beasties. But who's gonna be the villain(s) next time?
Source: LA Times

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