James Cameron’s Next Sci-Fi Movie [Updated]

Published 5 years ago by , Updated May 13th, 2013 at 7:34 am,

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For the first time in a long 12 years, James Cameron will be having a feature film grace the screens next week. That movie of course is the eagerly anticipated Avatar. With this movie and the tech behind it taking so long in development and finally coming to fruition in a matter of days, the question on everyone’s mind is “what’s next?”

If Tom Arnold’s words hold any truth from what he said back in August, it could be a film starring Tom and Arnold Schwarzenegger, re-teaming for the first time since 1994′s True Lies. At the time, Tom Arnold said they’d be shooting “in 14 months,” meaning next November, and that it won’t be called True Lies 2 but that “it might as well be.” That got many excited until Cameron himself debunked the rumor (Not to mention, Schwarzenegger’s still in office).

So, what is the next Cameron epic then? Production Weekly tweeted an update about the next James Cameron project that will occupy his time once Avatar finally launches so we finally have some info on what he really is working on next.

“James Cameron is developing a Shane Salerno-scripted sci-fi action script for Fox, described as an “event” film set in the future.”

It’s called Avatar 2.

I’m joking of course, but Cameron, in hopes of hyping up next week’s premiere of his long-in-development sci-fi epic, did mention that a second and third Avatar film will likely be coming pending the performance of next week’s release. There’s still a wide range of box office predictions for the 3D epic, some expect disappointment, some say its destined to succeed.

Speaking on the topic of a sequel in September, Avatar producer and longtime collaborator for James Cameron, Jon Landau, spoke on what the sequel could be about, hinting where it could take place.

“If the public likes Avatar, it’s a possibility. After all, here we are exploring the surface of the planet Pandora. The interior remains to be seen.”

With word of a potential sequel, I suppose we can expect the lead characters (or at least some of them) to make it through the story of Avatar alive. So if you’re expecting some horrifying apocalyptic conclusion to Avatar and the loss of all protagonists, it probably won’t be happening.

In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, Cameron talked about the film, its reaction and expectations as well as his goals with the project.

“I know there’s been a lot of talk and speculation about it, but it’s kind of like the generic Oscar buzz out there—it’s pretty ridiculous when people haven’t even see the movie… All anyone has seen is the 25 minutes of various scenes we showed at Comic-Con—and that’s not the movie! How can fans judge it by that?”

I understand what Cameron is saying but over the last few weeks, it seems every day we’re getting a new set of trailers, teasers and video clips, many of which show a lot of stuff not presented to those of us attending the presentation at San Diego Comic-Con in July. I have high hopes for Avatar but I do see too much marketing in recent days, likely making up for the non-existence of marketing for Avatar prior to Comic-Con.

Continue reading to find out what Cameron’s next film after Avatar will be…

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  1. Or it could be a training ground for an Avatar trilogy, which hopefully would employ more complex scripts…

  2. man i have got to say that this movie avatar of james cameron was
    THE most greatest woderfulll amazing movie

    i mean look at the guyz imagination it is like a whole frickin jungle actually inside in his head

  3. Avatar was and is the single best film i have ever seen in my life. I can only hope that there will be a sequel, (i would probably die if i found out there isn’t going to be one) and hope that it will come close to if not (dare i say it) surpass its predecessor. James Cameron is now my personal hero :D

  4. I would like to see him do a movie concerning the Nostradamus legacy. Like about a modern day Nostradamus descendant who explains the prophecies, offers further revelations, and tries to finish what his ancestor started.

  5. The movie industry is slacking right now, I guess we will have to wait for James Cameron next movie. The last time I went to the Movies was Avatar, b4 that the best movie was Titanic, I guess I will wait another 10 years for James Cameron to come out with a movie worth seeing.

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  7. kochadiyaan is Next indian movie…This movi camparing Avathar,and tin.tin,this indian movie is world hit..becose that filims main actor is super star rejanikanth…The world cinima waiting for this movie relese….still april 14….proud to be an indian……

  8. I thought he was going to do Asimov ‘s Foundation. I know it’s to much to ask of someone of his caliber to try a sci-fi masterpiece. I also know that unless he created an absolute masterpiece of filmmaking he would be eviscerated for it. That is why Foundation hasn’t been done yet. But it would be great if someone had the nuts to try.

  9. my good work movie im a film by james cameron i like movie james cameron