Legendary filmmaker James Cameron recently discussed the future of the Avatar franchise, and the upcoming Avatar 2 film, which will begin filming in 2013.
While attending the New Zealand premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Cameron revealed that he’s currently completing the scripts for the next two Avatar films, and is slated to have both finished by February.
“I want to get these scripts nailed down,” says Cameron. “I don’t want to be writing the movie in post production. We kind of did that on the first picture, I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes and I don’t want to do that again.”
Cameron also went on to say that he hopes the 48 frame-rate of The Hobbit will be accepted with open eyes by movie-goers. Depending on the reception from audiences exposed to the 48 FPS in The Hobbit, Cameron will make his final decision on using the technology in Avatar 2.
“If there is acceptance of 48 (FPS), then that will pave the way for Avatar [sequels] to take advantage of it,” he explained.
More details on the official Avatar 2 release date coming soon…