James Cameron Hires 'War of the Worlds' Scribe to Work on 'Avatar 2'

July 31, 2013
Source: The Wrap


Just last week we learned that the first test footage of Avatar 2 was recently screened at the Siggraph computer graphics convention in California. Other than that, any real updates on the anticipated sequel have been scarce. But today comes news of another cook getting in James Cameron's kitchen as The Wrap has learned that War of the Worlds and The Black Dahlia writer Josh Friedman has been hired to work on the script for the sequel to the international 2009 blockbuster starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, both expected to reprise their roles for the developing sequel at 20th Century Fox. More below!

Cameron has stationed himself in New Zealand to work on Avatar 2, which may hit theaters in 2015, but there's no guarantee that will stick. This won't be the first time Friedman has played in Cameron's universe since he also worked on the short-lived TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Though the series was canceled, Friedman did a nice job of expanding the Terminator universe and expanding the mythology, so hopefully his work with Cameron will yield some positive results. Fans are certainly ready to head back to Pandora, so hopefully the film gets up and running very soon.

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  • N.
    War of the Worlds doesn't give me much confidence, however I did enjoy his work for the hugely underrated Terminator TV show. I trust Jim's choice I'm sure he knows what he's doing. Hopefully....
    Lol All I needed was TSCC and I was sold.
  • son_et_lumiere
    anything that can potentially filter out recurrences of supreme scriptwriting such as 'unobtanium' has to be welcome.
    • Chris Groves
      Cameron didn't invent that term...
      • son_et_lumiere
        interesting - you learn something new every day!
        • Chris Groves
 actually makes it's inclusion in the film a bit of a self-aware joke, almost. A sort of 'in-joke' that most people aren't even aware of.
  • Chris Groves
    I think Cameron having someone to collaborate with will probably only be a good thing.
  • Great news! Hopefully it means Josh Friedman will bring with him the beautiful and talented Summer Glau, who played the reprogrammed terminator Cameron in Friedman's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. TSCC provided Summer Glau with a really challenging role and she was thrilling and compelling to watch throughout. It will be great for Avatar to cast her as a Na'vi
    • DavideCoppola
      That would be great!
  • cobrazombie
    I'd rather see a True Lies 2 than any more Avatards. And True Lies was just OK.




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