It's all about Avatar for Canadian filmmaker.
It must be quite a feeling knowing that you're responsible for the two highest grossing movies of all time, but that apparently hasn't stopped James Cameron from looking on to bigger and better things from one particular franchise. The Titanic and Avatar supremo has made it clear that he has got his sights set firmly on Avatar and Avatar alone when it comes to future movies. Speaking to the New York Times, Cameron revealed just how caught up he has become in the world of Avatar.
"I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them."
"That all sounds, I suppose, a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing. I’ve done five documentaries in the last 10 years, and I’ll hopefully do a lot more.”
Given that we've still only seen the first Avatar movie hit theatres, and aren't likely to see the second until 2015 or later, that's one heck of a commitment from the filmmaker - and one hell of an assumption that the general public aren't going to get a little tired of Pandora in the mean time.