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James Cameron will make 'The Informationist' after the 'Avatar' Sequels

Earlier this year, James Cameron claimed that, once he’d finished his two planned sequels to Avatar, he’d retire from moviemaking, presumably to do more crazy rich guy exploration stuff. But today, THR reports that he’s changed his mind. He’s acquired the rights to Taylor Stevens’s 2011 novel The Informationist, a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-esque thriller.

Producer Jon Landau, Cameron’s partner as head of Lightstorm Entertainment, says, “We were drawn to this book because of the terrific, compelling narrative and the character, who typifies the strong female protagonists that have inhabited Jim’s work. In this case, Vanessa Munroe [the main character] is essentially a mix of Lisbeth Salander and Jason Bourne.” Cameron adds that, “Vanessa Michael Munroe is an intriguing and compelling heroine with an agile mind and a thirst for adventure. Equally fascinating for me is her emotional life and her unexpected love story.”

The title makes my eye twitch, but it certainly seems like it’ll be a return to the Terminator and True Lies action maestro Cameron, rather than the “epic” Cameron we’ve had more recently. I welcome that, at least.

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