James Cameron has provided an update on his Avatar franchise, previously we’ve seen reports’ coming out that Cameron has little time for much else these days, and with three Avatar sequels in the works, it’s not surprising.
It’s been reported that the sequels are all very much at an early stage of development, the film maker has made the following comments;
Right now we’re developing the software
I’m writing the scripts. We’re designing all the creatures and characters and the settings, and so on. So I’m not actually directing yet, but I’m doing all the other creative processes that lead up to that.
To elaborate further on where the new films are heading Cameron stated the following;
You’ll see new worlds, new habitats, new cultures. The primary conflict between the human view kind of dominating nature and the Na’vi view of being integrated into nature is the same, but it manifests itself in very different ways.
Ever the technological pioneer Cameron and his team are working on new techniques and tools that they’ll be using on the new films. This time around production is taking place in New Zealand with involvement from Weta Digital.
We’ve still got a while to wait however, Avatar 2 is slated for a 2016 release, with Avatar 3 and 4 likely to follow up in 2017 and 2018.