It took director James Cameron more than ten years after the epically popular Titanic to create another movie. However, his follow up feature film Avatar did even bigger numbers than Titanic.
The film world has come to adore The Terminator and Aliens creator for his ability to generate organic sci-fi masterpieces that captivate audiences worldwide.
So many fans might be disappointed to know that Cameron won’t be applying his genius to any new sci-fi projects except Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and maybe Avatar 4.
In a recent trip to China, Cameron spoke to the New York Times at the Beijing Film Festival about the truncated scope of his future film making plans:
“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, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts. And 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.”
So this may very well be good news to Na’vi fans, but those people who feverishly anticipate what other great ideas can spawn from a mind as great as James Cameron’s, will surely miss his talent and vision.