James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You 'Sh*t Yourself'
With all the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens lately, plus all of the films coming from Marvel Studios and also Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment, it's easy to forget that James Cameron is working on three sequels to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Thankfully, Empire caught up with the filmmaker to find out how the back-to-back sequels are coming along. Production will begin soon with the first film scheduled to arrive late in 2016, and Cameron couldn't reveal much but did say, "I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”
Yep, that's a real quote from an Oscar-winning filmmaker and not a comment from YouTube. And while he's certainly serious about hyping up the movies, he did start speaking a little more eloquently about what he has in store. For example, Cameron is no longer shooting the films at 60 frames per second. Instead, he's going back to 48 FPS since the technology has gotten a little better since Peter Jackson decided to shoot The Hobbit trilogy in the same way. Cameron says, "My thinking at the time was that 60 might be a better segue to the video market. I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point.”
As for the story, well, they should be rather intricately intertwined because all of three of the stories were developed at the same time with writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno all meeting with Cameron to hash everything out for all the movies. The director explains, "I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together, and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie.” But that doesn't give us any indication of what to expect, so hopefully we hear more soon. Are you ready to shit yourself?